The NextGen Ventures Melbourne team: Varad Chaudhari, Ikya Thearam, Mitchell Hughes and Donald La. Photo: Valent Media.
Venture Capital

Students are getting into VC with NextGen Ventures to back uni-founded startups

- April 2, 2024 3 MIN READ

Australian universities are creating extraordinary startups founded by students that are changing the world. Think tech giant Atlassian – cofounders Mike and Scott met at UNSW – to more recent successes such as gaming platform Immutable, diagnosis medtech, and drone deep tech venture Propeller Aero. Now students are taking charge of the investment side… Read more »

The NextGen Ventures Melbourne team: Donald La, Ikya Thearam, Mitchell Hughes, Varad Chaudhari. Photo: Valent Media.
Venture Capital

Investors have poured more than $1.2 billion into Australian student-founded startups

- March 25, 2024 3 MIN READ

University students are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship, with student-founded startups raising more than $1.2 billion since 2012. And now that investment is set to escalate dramatically with the launch of Australia’s first student-run venture capital fund. NextGen Ventures, which launches this week, has taken a deep dive into the data around VC and student founders,… Read more »