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Who Gives a Crap boss Simon Griffiths is among a group of founders backing a ‘next generation’ VC fund

- August 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Who Gives a Crap CEO Simon Griffiths is among a group of startup founders backing a $10 million for a new “community-powered” venture capital fund that has scooped up the cash together in just four months.  AfterWork Ventures will invest in Australian and New Zealand technology startups at the pre-seed and seed stage and is… Read more »

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Australian founders are backing a local chapter of US angel VC The Fund as it launches locally

- June 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

  US-based angel VC The Fund is launching in Australia + NZ Local founders are joining forces to invest in next gen ANZ startups Investors come from Canva, CultureAmp, Adore Beauty, Linktree, Safety Culture + more The Fund aims to back 50% female founders Founders and others from Australia’s most successful startups, including Canva, Culture… Read more »

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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 »