Screen Queensland announces new funding for video game developers but industry says problems persist

SCREEN Queensland, the Queensland Government’s industry body for film and television, is expanding its programs into the realm of video games. From Thursday, Queensland game developers can apply for support from Screen Queensland’s Game Development and Marketing Investment. The industry body is looking to sponsor game developers who want to create and market video games … Read more

Digital greeting card startup Cardly raises $230,000 from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Having last year walked away from a $250,000 deal with Naomi Simson brokered on the set of Shark Tank, Melbourne-founded digital greeting card startup Cardly has raised $230,000 in a seed funding round led by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA). The funding comes as the startup looks to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to further … Read more

Crowd funding websites given licences to help businesses raise money

THE FIRST seven licences have been issued for crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries to allow them to provide their services to help unlisted small to medium businesses raise money from investors. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued the licences under the new CSF regime and it means eligible public companies will now be able … Read more

Crowd funding websites given licences to help businesses raise money

THE FIRST seven licences have been issued for crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries to allow them to provide their services to help unlisted small to medium businesses raise money from investors.2 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued the licences under the new CSF regime and it means eligible public companies will now be able … Read more

Finance Your Business : Secure Funding to Start, Run, and Grow Your Business (ebook)

Author: Staff of Entrepreneur Media Every business needs money. Whether you’re just starting out or are ready to expand, hunting for cash isn’t easy and you’ll need a game plan to be successful. The experts of Entrepreneur can help improve your odds of success by exploring the available options to guiding you from small business … Read more

Winery Lane founders looking at “hockey stick” sales growth as the specialty wine marketplace closes an $800,000 raise

In the midst of closing an $800,000 funding round Stephen Mobbs, co-founder of online wine marketplace Winery Lane, says the startup is currently seeing a “hockey stick” of sales growth. “A lot of that has been driven by word-of-mouth. We don’t drive sales through promotions, and we’re not in a race to the bottom on … Read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY CROWD FUNDING

CROWD funding has long been a darling of entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives. Platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Patreon have launched the successful careers of a number of Australian change makers. By allowing interested patrons to donate money, sometimes in exchange for tokens of appreciation, these crowdfunding platforms allow emerging and growing brands, products, and … Read more

The crowdsourceress : get smart, get funded, and kickstart your next big idea (book)

Author: Alex Daly In the past year, crowdfunding platforms helped generate a staggering $34 billion dollars in funding. But the harsh reality is that the majority of crowdfunding campaigns fail-only 40% meet their goals. And failing means failing hard. If you fall short of your goal by the deadline, not only won’t you see any … Read more

SheStarts secures $500,000 government grant to help female-led startups go global

BlueChilli’s female-led startup accelerator SheStarts is looking to help its alumni network go global as it opens applications for its second cohort, after receiving a recent $500,000 funding boost from the Australian government. Launched in October last year with a $1 million fund from BlueChilli, SheStarts bills itself as the the country’s only venture-backed national tech accelerator that is … Read more