Opinion

THE END IS NOT NIGH: The myths of Australian startup funding

- November 21, 2019 3 MIN READ

Last week, on the back of BlueChilli’s shift in strategic direction away from early-stage startups, a leading Australian newspaper suggested that support for startups in Australia is going backwards. These reports perpetuate two myths. That support for startups can be measured by the number of accelerators or early stage funding available. And that, by extension,… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia’s top fintech investors will debate the latest funding trends in Melbourne

- October 16, 2019 2 MIN READ

The most recent trends in fintech investment in Australia will be debated by some of the investors at the forefront of the sector a special Techboard Roundtable in Melbourne this Friday, October 18. Presented in association with Fintech Australia and the Intersekt Festival, the Techboard roundtable discussion will  focus on the future of funding for… Read more »

News & Analysis

Telstra’s investment boss is worried startup funding valuations are the top of the market as VC competition pushes them too high

- July 29, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Record amounts of capital are flowing into the Australian startup sector, but competition between venture capital (VC) firms keen to back a winner are pushing valuations beyond potential returns at an exit, the boss of Telstra Ventures believes. Matthew Koertge, co-managing director of the $735 million fund, told the AFR Telstra Ventures had walked away… Read more »

Opinion

How one startup founder left her job and decided bootstrapping her idea was the best way to fund it

- July 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’, but when there is a lack of funding, grant options are often awarded retrospectively, and venture capital money doesn’t come as easily as some people think, how do startups in Australia actually fund their startup dreams?  Entrepreneurs are turning to bootstrapping. To ‘bootstrap’ is a term to start a… Read more »

News & Analysis

This new investment platform lets startup founders pitch for funding and sign deals on their mobile phone

- June 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

Leading private investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a capital raising admin platform that’s mobile friendly CRIISP lets founders raise capital, access investors, manage and track investor interest. The platform offers access to Wholesale Investor’s network of 21,500+ investors Investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a new SaaS capital raising admin platform, dubbed CRIISP, which… Read more »

News & Analysis

Funding for Australian startups just had a bumper start to 2019, but things are starting to look tougher

- May 1, 2019 4 MIN READ

Investors and companies spent more than $2.6 billion on tech startups in the first three months of 2019, but the cash splash looks set to dry up if the longer-term trend continues according to Startup and tech directory Techboard, which released its March 2019 quarterly funding report today. It was a good quarter for mature startups… Read more »