While I didn’t get to watch the Grammys in real time on Monday, I did get to enjoy it on social media later. I was able to scroll through the posts retrospectively, and perhaps this is because I was scrolling through Threads and not Twitter, it truly felt joyful and positive, which is a much-needed… Read more »
India has established itself as a noteworthy startup hub in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), attracting considerable venture capital (VC) funding. It’s among the top four markets globally, alongside the US, the UK, and China. In 2022, India accounted for 5.1% and 6.3% of global VC funding value and volume, respectively. Nevertheless, investor confidence has taken a… Read more »
Wholesale Investor is launching a $10 million seed-stage VC fund in partnership with Singapore-based Hatcher+
VC firm Hatcher+ and Wholesale Investor will invest A$10 million in 50+ startups The fund will use deep learning to invest in promising technology companies through to series A The fund will partner with leading incubators, accelerators, and research groups. Australian investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a joint venture plan to raise A$10 million… Read more »
Here’s what startup founders and investors are saying about the future of VC funding after a massive start to 2020
Startup investment in Australia hit new highs in the first six months of 2020, according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse report, but what does the reality of the raw numbers look like on the ground? KPMG’s Venture Pulse report found a jump of nearly 50% in venture capital investment compared to 12 months ago, reaching US$944.7 million… Read more »
Securing the right venture capital can completely transform your startup. Getting the right partnership in place can prove to be invaluable – particularly in your early stages of development. This could make all the difference in adding influential contacts, building your networks, providing useful mentoring and education as well as giving you a firmer footing… Read more »
Ian Gardiner has been working with the Australian startup ecosystem for more than 15 years co-founder of Innovation Bay, helping entrepreneurs network, raise capital and collaborate. But even the startup veteran admits that despite the millions raised in seed funding and the thousands of entrepreneurs he’s met and worked with over that time, little was… Read more »
Some of Australia’s leading VC funds, including Blackbird Ventures, Airtree VC, Grok Ventures, Square Peg Capital and Rampersand VC are coming to Melbourne in August for a new event organised by the host of the The Startup Playbook podcast, Rohit Bhargava. The Investor Connect event in Melbourne on August 15 is Bhargava’s brainchild,… Read more »
Australian VC firm, Brandon Capital Partners, has just raised another $210 million to invest in commercialising medical research, and is already on the hunt for another $250 million as it edges towards $1 billion in science investments. The 5th Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, MRCF5, raised AU$210 million from existing investors, taking the total in the… Read more »
HubSpot is the latest company to move into the corporate venture capital space, building on its handful of investments with the launch of a dedicated US$30 million ($41.5 million) fund.
Government and business must overcome short-term thinking if Australia is to prosper: Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia
Having invested $900 million into venture capital so far, Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia believes the fund is helping to build a prosperous future for Australia.
Venture capital investment into Australian startups grew 1.4 percent in 2017 to hit US$555.63 million ($698 million), though the number of deals fell from 185 in 2016 to 135.