Displaying items by tag: Venture capital

Investment in Australia’s fintech sector has accelerated in the first half of 2020, reaching US$376.5 million, a more than 150% increase from US$149.05 million in the corresponding period in 2019, with the growth coming despite a decline in merger activity, according to a new fintech report.

Published in Deals

Australian founded tech company Longtail UX has announced a $2.25m supplementary equity raise in partnership with Woolworths Group’s venture capital arm and Steven Lew owned group, Global Retail Brands (GRB).

Published in Strategy

Increasing foreign investment in venture capital, particularly at the early and seed stages, could give industry and innovation the critical boost it needs, generating greater economic benefits to Australia including higher employment and more patents, according to one of the country’s fund managers.

Published in Market

Researchers at security firm Check Point have managed to track down the perpetrator(s) of a man-in-the-middle attack that was used to steal money sent from a venture capital firm in China to a start-up in Israel.

Published in Security

Machine data aggregator and analytics software company Splunk has announced a $US150m fund to invest in data startups.

Published in Data
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:11

InstaReM closes $58 million funding round

Singapore-headquartered fintech and digital cross-border payments company InstaReM has closed a $58 million series C funding scheme.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 28 February 2019 14:55

China dominates VC-funded emerging techs

Chinese companies dominate venture capital funded companies in the global tech space, according to worldwide data and analytics vendor GlobalData.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 12 October 2018 11:09

Start-up sector on an investment high: report

Investment in Australian start-ups continues to hit new highs, according to a new report which reveals that the start-up sector has again experienced a quarter of growth in venture capital.

Published in Strategy

National Australia Bank is topping up its corporate venture capital fund, NAB Ventures, committing an additional $50 million over the next two years to double the total to $100 million.

Published in Strategy

A mobile app that connects students with academic tutors in their local area has been unveiled by Sydney-based eduTech company, Aloki.

Published in Mobility

Workplace safety solutions company SafetyCulture has secured A$60 million in new funding to "accelerate expansion and improve safety", raising the largest amount by an Australian company thus far in 2018 and valuing it at $440 million.

Published in Development

Ian Gardiner is the head of global cloud host AWS' ANZ Start-up Ecosystem and says "I have the coolest job in the organisation, to find and identify the next Atlassian or Xero or Netflix and support them as they scale." Here are Australian success stories of how the cloud is enabling big, global business from this country without a big up-front investment.

Published in Cloud

A total of 17 deals with a combined investment of US$121.55 million closed in Australian start-ups in the fourth quarter of 2017, a significant increase on start-up funding in 2016, KPMG claims.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 27 February 2017 12:16

Hostplus tips $85 million into Artesian VC

The Hostplus industry superannuation fund has invested $85 million in Australian seed stage Venture Capital firm Artesian to bring the VC platform’s total investment funds under management to $150 million.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:21

Corporate VC funding growing, says Telstra report

Investment by the venture capital arms of big corporations is growing and should reach a little more than a third of all total global venture capital by 2025, a report disseminated by Telstra Ventures claims.

Published in Deals

StartCon 2016 was on over the weekend and was filled to the brim with great info, sessions, speakers, stages, a hackathon, Security Cup challenge and more – and you can still buy a digital pass to experience all that content!

Published in Business IT

Equity funding crowd platform VentureCrowd says Australian investors will get access for the first time to opportunities to fund the best startups in Israel through a new partnership forged with cornerstone investor Kentgrove Capital.

Published in Strategy
Saturday, 05 December 2015 13:18

Successful start-ups start with a great idea

Start-ups are born from an exceptional niche concept mixed with a lot of determination to succeed, and an entrepreneurial flair in order to attract funding to grow.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 09:38

Exto increases stake in Tuned Global

Melbourne-based digital music provider Tuned Global has secured a $5.1 million in investment from Sydney based venture capital firm Exto Partners.

Published in Deals

This year’s global Talent Unleashed Awards for technology start-ups, entrepreneurs and visionary leaders have been launched, with the winners to vie for prizes including an all expenses paid trip to Sir Richard Branson’s private luxury Caribbean Necker Island retreat.

Published in Recruitment
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