Venture Capital

Oct
17

Mobecom makes ASX debut

Marketing tech start-up Mobecom is landing on the ASX after successfully raising $5.1 million with the company aiming use the new funds to give its digital currency solution, airBux, a boost next year. The company, which is using the shell of Waratah Resources to go public, has managed to get the backing of Sydney-based Tulla […]

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Oct
09

Westpac increases investment in mortgage broker start-up uno Home Loans with $5m

Westpac Banking Corporation has increased its majority stake in digital mortgage broking platform Uno, ploughing another $5 million into the company. The big four bank has now invested about $26.5 million into the venture and owns 92 per cent of ordinary shares, according to Australian Securities and Investments Commission documents. Factoring in shares that are […]

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Oct
06

From UNSW to Silicon Valley: young entrepreneur attracts major funding

One UNSW student’s experience with a startup company illustrates the unpredictable nature of entrepreneurship and the value of programs like UNSW Startup Launch. Last year, UNSW Sydney Computer Science and Engineering student Stefan Qin was accepted into the University’s Startup Launch pre-accelerator program for high-potential founders with innovative startup ideas. His start-up, Dime, went on […]

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Oct
04

Millennial super fund Spaceship has raised $19.5 million – and tackled the biggest criticisms it faced

Millennial superannuation app Spaceship has responded to critics by cutting fees, increasing its exposure to tech stocks, launching a new investment option and forming an advisory board. Some in the finance industry argued the 1.6% fee that the startup charged was not competitive. Another criticism of Spaceship, which opened to applications early this year, was […]

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Oct
03

Distributed monetary platform Havven raises USD$250,000 in Seed Round

Distributed Monetary Platform, Havven, Confirms Private Seed Round Closed 29th September 2017, raising over USD$250,000 (AUD$312,000).   Cryptocurrency platform Havven, announces its seed round closed two days early due to achieving its fundraising target more quickly than expected.   Founder Kain Warwick said, “We had great support from our network, it demonstrates there is significant […]

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Oct
03

How Crowdfunding has influenced start-ups

You have a great idea that you would like to bring to the market. However, you have little to no capital in kick-starting product development. Furthermore, you don’t really have the business acumen and the research and development needed to make a solid business presentation to a group of investors. So, how do you go […]

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Sep
26

Australian fintech Study Loans launches with $5 million for student loans

Australian students can look forward to it becoming easier to apply for a student loan as a new startup focusing on responsible student lending hits the market. Study Loans is the first dedicated credit decisioning engine in Australia that has been specifically built to provide loans to education. The offering is available online and will […]

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Sep
25

PE titan Adrian MacKenzie backs RateSetter to disrupt bank lending

Private equity heavyweight Adrian MacKenzie says the financial services industry is “ripe for disruption” and “poised to see a technology revolution”, after his Five V Capital fund invested $8.5 million in RateSetter Australia in a deal that values the peer-to-peer lender at more than $100 million. RateSetter, which has matched $150 million of loans on […]

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