‘Technology holds Key to Enable Quality Healthcare and Become More Accessible’

From Singapore-based Quadria Capital to China’s Long Hill Capital, the Asian healthcare sector is receiving immense attention from players across the region. The early-stage venture firm HealthXCapital too is following the suit, with a twist. Its newly launched Emerging Asia’s first healthcare focused early stage venture fund focuses on areas that remain unexplored till now—accessibility and affordability, … Read more

Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking “unprofitable beasts” and why they need more patient capital

Companies are staying private for longer than ever before with abundant capital on offer, but the flipside is that sizeable global funds are entering the Australian market earlier to make their mark on the startup community. Meanwhile, local public equity funds are often unable to do the same due to mandates that don’t allow investments … Read more

Video production marketplace startup Genero raises $4 million to kick off US expansion plan that’s been 10 years in the making

It may be approaching its 10th birthday, but video content marketplace startup Genero was waiting for exactly the right time to raise its latest $4 million, and to take on the US market. Founded by Mick Entwisle and Andrew Lane in 2009, Genero is a platform designed to connect brands in need of video marketing … Read more

A dozen lessons for entrepreneurs (book)

Author: Tren Griffin; foreword by Scott Belsky. From profiles and interviews with the world’s leading venture capitalists and high-profile coaches of business founders, A Dozen Lessons distills a set of bedrock methods for approaching business questions and creating value. The veteran business writer Tren Griffin takes the reader through the investment philosophies of VC luminaries … Read more

Australian venture capital firms partner to write moral code of conduct for startup community

A number of Australian venture capital firms have banded together to draft a moral code of conduct for the local startup community. Working in partnership with Valerie Aurora, a diversity and inclusion expert and cofounder of the Ada Initiative, an organisation that produced codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies to support women in tech,Blackbird Ventures, Airtree … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

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

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Entrepreneurship and Startups (featuring Bonus Article “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything” by Steve Blank) (ebook)

Author: Harvard Business Review If you read nothing else on entrepreneurship and startups, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your company for enduring success. Leading experts and practitioners such as … Read more

A lending site where you can rent anything from tampons to expensive drones and cameras just scored millions in venture capital

Fat Lama, a lending site that lets users rent and lease goods, just raised $US10 million for its Series A. The site, which kicked off in the UK two years ago, recently launched its first stateside offering in New York. While Fat Lama typically offers equipment like drones, printers, and cameras, some more curious items … Read more