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Fintech startup Verteva secures $33M Series A raise amid COVID-19

Financial technology startup and home loan disruptor, Verteva, has secured a AUD$33m Series A capital raise which has been funded entirely by New Zealand’s Bolton Equities. Founded...

Senators urged to pass equity bill that could see SMEs flourish

Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), urged senators to pass the Australian Business Growth Fund Bill on Wednesday. Ms. Carnell...

Four tips for raising early stage capital

Know when to cut your losses if an investor is not committing.

Three things to watch out for before your startup partners with an early-stage investor

A lot of start-up founders I’ve met believe that if they can raise money from professional early-stage investors such as The Sharks from Channel...

Funded by the crowd: the new avenue for startups to raise capital in Australia

Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new way for Australians to invest. It’s a smart way to collect donations for a charity cause or raise...

Payments app startup QPay raises $570k to draw millennial consumers away from the banks

The brains behind QPay, a payments app for uni students, have secured $570,000 in funding to challenge banks for the millennial market. Provided to...

It’s a marriage: Camplify’s CEO on the need-to-knows before startups, investors tie the knot

If 2018 is the year you want to take your business to the next level, you might be considering bringing investors on board. For...

Let’s Talk: Founder/investor fit

Startup founders in search of the ‘right investor’ mustn’t let themselves be blinded by the cash placed on the table, lest they make a...

Cryptocurrencies: welcome to the investment market’s new ‘Wild West’ where anything goes

Cryptocurrencies, and specifically digital currency offerings, have literally become the modern, investment market equivalent of the Wild West. Hundreds of prospectors have heard about the...

The hidden costs of starting a business

Startups with good a business plan give comfort to entrepreneurs and investors in part because the plan details the objectives, strategies and tactics along with the anticipated profits. There...

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Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Should you incorporate an AI strategy into your business?

With both government and companies eagerly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, we explore how AI could also streamline and scale your business....

‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...