Tag: funding

  • SAFE notes: Basics to a safe gateway to startup investment

    In the complex world of startup financing, Simple Agreement for Equity, better known as SAFE, is a tool to ease the process for both entrepreneurs as well as investors. Though it is a new investment instrument, in the recent years, it has gained a lot of popularity. What is SAFE exactly? SAFE is much like… Read more »

  • OpenLearning raises $8.5M to transform higher education in Australia and Southeast Asia 

    Australian education technology company, OpenLearning, has announced today it has completed an $8.5M series A capital raise, valuing the company at $33.5M, and bringing its total funding to $13.7M since it launched five years ago.  Led by two public listed Malaysian companies, Prestariang Berhad, Malaysia’s leading technology and talent platform innovator, and Paramount Corporation Berhad, a top-tier… Read more »

  • Applications now open for SBE Australia’s early-stage E3 Program for female led founders

    Applications are now open for the SBE Australia E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate Program to find the next generation of early-stage startup female founders. The program will take place across Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Melbourne, and Perth. Given the huge increase in female founders across a broader spectrum of entrepreneurship including life sciences and engineering, the program is now expanding… Read more »

  • China’s clean energy pledge will open up opportunities for Aussie startups

    China, the country with many given titles like the fastest growing economy, the world’s manufacturing hub, the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, its hard to not know about China. I’m sure you’ve heard about China’s involvement with the push for clean energy and turning the tide for making a change… Read more »

  • Here’s the Turnbull Government’s response to the Australia 2030 innovation plan

    The Turnbull Government has released its response to Innovation and Science Australia’s (ISA) Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation (2030 Plan). In a press release out on Tuesday, the Government responded to all 30 recommendations made by ISA to make Australia competitive with the innovation game. We are all aware of the Australia 2030 plan which plans to… Read more »

  • Ground breaking mission to help Aussie entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding

    David Thomas, China expert and founder and President of the Australia China SME Association is leading an innovation mission to China in July to help Australian entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding and support.  The mission will comprise Australian entrepreneurs seeking to secure start-up funding to launch new ideas, products and services.   According to David Thomas, “The… Read more »

  • Victorian Government focusing on health startups with new grant opportunity

    LaunchVic’s next funding round is focusing on the health sector, startups falling in this category will have a chance of getting grants from the Victorian Government. This new funding aims to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health startups and capitalise on one of Victoria’s leading industries. “We want to use our strengths in health and… Read more »

  • QuickSafety raises $400,000 in seed funding to save Australian lives.

    QuickSafety will soon launch its electrical safety compliance software after completing BlueChilli’s accelerator program and raising over $400,000 in pre-seed funding, and will address a life-threatening gap that exists in most electrical projects. While electrical safety testing and compliance assessments are legally required, there is no validation of the accuracy of those tests. In its… Read more »