Category Archives: Funding & Grants Back

“HUGE COUP FOR SYDNEY” – $35M STARTUP HUB TO HOST EXCLUSIVE MICROSOFT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

The launch of the Sydney Startup Hub, has coincided with an announcement that Microsoft has signed up as a tenant and will run its acclaimed Scale-Up accelerator program from the new $35 million facility. Announced by the NSW Government in July 2017, the Sydney Startup Hub was funded by Jobs for NSW, which anticipates it will … Read more

Telstra’s muru-D just picked 10 new startups for its accelerator program

muru-D, the accelerator program backed by Telstra, has just picked 10 new startups to support. An autonomous passenger aircraft, virtual reality being used to rehabilitate stroke victims, and autonomous tree-planting robots are among the technologies being developed by the startups accepted into the SYD5 program. “It was important to us to select teams that have … Read more

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