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3 angel investing groups just scored $900,000 in Victorian government grants

- August 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Victorian government has handed out $900,000 in grants to three new angel investor networks to back early-stage startups. Innovation, medical research and digital economy minister Jaala Pulford said Cut Through Angels, Climate Angel Network and Playbook Angel Network, each will receive $300,000. The grants will help the angel groups to establish operations in Victoria and… Read more »

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Twiggy Forrest is backing biotech with a new $250 million VC fund

- August 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

WA mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has turned his investment attention to the health tech sector, with a new $250 million venture capital fund. The VC, Tenmile, is being backed by Tattarang, the Fortescue Metal Group founder’s private investment company. Tenmile will target startups focused on unmet medical needs that support sustainable and equitable healthcare, offering seed… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The taste of climate change

- August 4, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: A starter guide to Theory of Change

- July 21, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

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The Giant Warm Intro: a chance for underrepresented founders to meet the best investors in ANZ

- July 13, 2022 4 MIN READ

The process of raising startup funding is notoriously difficult for early-stage founders and even more so when you don’t have strong connections to the investment community. Simply knowing where to start and how to break in can be the biggest challenge. Networks have historically been the key to opening the door to funding for early-stage… Read more »

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Investment titans on the rocky road ahead for startup venture capital

- July 8, 2022 3 MIN READ

In a year marked by rising inflation, economic chaos, imploding financial markets, a tighter VC market and retreating institutional investors, many entrepreneurs are likely wondering how they can possibly convince investors to buy into their big ideas. It’s a conundrum faced by even successful executives like Bob Iger, a 15-year CEO of entertainment giant Disney… Read more »

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AirTree is opening up its free angel investor program to everyone to build a more diverse VC community

- July 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian venture capital firm AirTree is opening up its previously invitation-only angel investor program, Explorer in a bid to attract more women and others to create greater diversity in the VC investment community. The Explorer program launched in 2020 in a bid to address declining angel investment. Since then more than 100 Explorers have completed the… Read more »

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NRMA backs VC’s $50 million agritech fund

- June 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Motoring association the NRMA is a cornerstone investor in a new agrifood tech fund backing startups focused feeding the world. The sustainability-focused agriculture and food technology venture fund Mandalay Fund I by Mandalay Venture Partners now has more than $21 million in commitments towards its first close, with an ultimate target of $50 million. NOVONIX co-founder… Read more »

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A win for women as female-founded VCs team up

- June 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

Three female-founded venture capital firms have teamed up to form WinVC, an initiative focused on fostering the success of women in the VC industry. The triad involves the founders of Woolworths’ venture capital fund W23, OneVentures and Jelix Ventures. Amid an ongoing debate around female participation in the investment community, women-led VC firms now make… Read more »

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NSW is launching a $10 million VC fund for female founders named in honour of pioneering businesswoman Carla Zampatti

- June 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has confirmed he’ll allocate $10 million towards a venture capital fund to support female founders as part of the 2022-23 state budget later this month. The fund will be named in honour of pioneering Sydney fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist Carla Zampatti, a founding member of Chief Executive Women. Kean said… Read more »