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Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Education startup Intersective is using a $3.75 million ‘deep tech’ investment to “get back into the lab”

Education tech startup Intersective wants to get students learning real-world skills, and a $3.75 million investment from Main Sequence Ventures is allowing its founders to “get back into the lab”, with a renewed focus on R&D. Main Sequence Ventures, the manager of CSIRO’s $200 million innovation fund, is focused on ‘deep tech’ and announced initial plans … Read more

Warren Buffett wanted to invest $3 billion in Uber but talks fell through

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had considered investing $US3 billion (around $3.97 billion) in ride-sharing giant Uber earlier this year, however talks fell through, according to a Bloomberg report. The talks broke down following disagreements over the terms and size of the deal, Bloomberg reported people familiar with the matter as stating. Under the deal, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway would have provided … Read more

Tech Ready Women and Academy Xi launch $100,000 scholarship fund to encourage women to launch startups

Tech Ready Women, a Sydney-based incubator looking to help women without a tech background bring their startup ideas to life, has partnered with tech-focused education provider Academy Xi to launch a $100,000 scholarship fund aimed at encouraging more women to develop and launch a startup. The fund will be distributed over 12 months, giving successful applicants … Read more

How to Attract Investors : A Subjective Guide to the Mindset of Investors and their Requirements (ebook)

Author: Uffe Bundgaard-Jorgensen Investors are often looked upon as one homogeneous group of people with money ready to invest; however, this group is very diverse. In some ways, investors are like car buyers who seek common denominators in a car, such as the engine, wheels, brakes and seats, but the car they end up buying … Read more

Business deals will be ‘consummated in the sand’ at Commonwealth Games

More than 1,500 trade and industry delegates from around the world will be “doing deals with sand between their toes” on the Gold Coast next week as the Commonwealth Games gets underway. The trade and industry representatives, including some from the world’s fastest growing economies, will do deals with each other and investors as part … Read more

Small Money Big Impact : Impact Investing, Microfinance and Real Returns (ebook)

Authors: Peter A. Fanconi and Patrick Scheurle This book explores and explains the globally growing importance of impact investing. Today, the investor’s perspective has become as important as the actual social impact. Based on their experience with over 25 million micro borrowers, the authors delve into the mechanics, considerations, data and strategies that make microloans … Read more


Cloud-based HR, payroll and benefits platform Employment Hero have raised $8 million during a Series B funding round co-led by employment marketplace SEEK and OneVentures, with contributions from AirTree Ventures and AMP. The capital injection, which will be used to roll out new products and services, follows on from Employment Hero’s oversubscribed $4.5 million Series A round, which … Read more

How Tinybeans tapped ‘mum and dad’ investors on journey from startup to listed company

Eddie Geller, Sarah-Jane Kurtini and Stephen O’Young started Tinybeans (ASX: TNY) with the goal of creating a scrapbook where parents could capture, share and save memories of their little ones through a secure online platform. Little did they know, off the back of Tinybeans’ landmark IPO in April 2017, the trio would also be reshaping … Read more