Sydney fintech ZipMoney just raised $40 million from Westpac

ydney fintech startup ZipMoney has landed a $40 million investment from Westpac. The round, announced on the ASX on Monday morning, includes $40 million cash upfront and a further $8 million in future performance-dependent funding. ZipMoney’s deal immediately becomes the third largest capital raising in the Australian tech sector this year, behind online conveyancer PEXA’s $64.7 … Read more

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide : Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice From Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors (ebook)

Authors: Tom Hogan and Carol Broadbent Most start-ups fail. And they die remarkably young: The typical start-up lasts 20 months and burns through $1.3 million in financing before closing its doors. So what’s the formula for success for those start-ups that make it through the early trials, leveraging their early success into either getting acquired … Read more

Sydney startup CIM Enviro on mission to drive down energy waste secures $3 million but “didn’t even need the capital”

“A Sydney startup that is aiming to save its clients as much as $100 million in energy savings over the next five years has received $3 million in Series A funding to accelerate its growth. However, CIM Enviro founder David Walsh says it’s not the money he was after when he accepted the funding from … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial 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 of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Venture Deals : Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (ebook)

Authors: Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson Whether you are an entrepreneur, lawyer, student or just have an interest in the venture capital ecosystem, Venture Deals is for you. The book dives deeply into how deals are constructed, why certain terms matter (and others don’t), and more importantly, what motivates venture capitalists to propose certain outcomes. … Read more

The science of growth : how Facebook beat Friendster–and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust (book)


Author: Sean Ammirati The lean entrepreneurship movement has captivated Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the country. It’s provided an agile framework to develop the right product solution for a given target market, and is now used by almost every fledgling company to do just that. The next challenge is growth – to achieve the financial … Read more