Oz Startup News – Thursday, 21 June 2018

The ASX debut of the fintech behind Acorns just slumped   Fintech company Raiz Invest listed on the ASX at 11am AEST, and the stock price dipped more than 16% at the open. Raiz Invest rebranded in April from its previous name of Acorns Australia. Today’s listing follows the release of a prospectus by the company in May, where it announced plans for a $15 …

Oz Startup News – Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Startup Soda Interviews Jason Calacanis (Full Audio Podcast/Interview)   Last week I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Jason Calacanis, one of the world’s best known and most successful Angel Investors, with six Unicorns already under his belt. While this is a fairly short (~40 minute) interview it is certainly wide ranging. Jason talks about why he …

Oz Startup News – Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Jason Calacanis On Why He’s Investing Later Stage Than When He First Started Angel Investing   As an Angel Investor Jason Calacanis is perhaps best known for being one of the first investors in Uber, the $60+ billion dollar startup that has become one of the defining tech companies of the last decade. But what you may not know is …

Oz Startup News – Monday, 18 June 2018

HealthMatch raises $1.3m as it seeks to become the global platform for clinical trials   HealthMatch, an Australian start-up aiming to become the go-to platform linking sick patients with clinical trials of potential treatment, is targeting US expansion after a $1.3 million capital raising from Australian venture capital and US industry insiders. The early stage start-up first rose to prominence …

Oz Startup News – Friday, 15 June 2018

Jason Calacanis On Why He Chose To Bring The Launch Festival To Sydney   Jason Calacanis is clear “a great founder can come from anywhere”, not just Silicon Valley. As Sydney gears up to host The Launch Festival Sydney, Startup Soda sat down with Jason Calacanis, the US Angel Investor with six Unicorns under his belt to ask, “Why Sydney?” By Paul Towers …

Oz Startup News – Thursday, 14 June 2018

Success For Jason Calacanis Means Backing 6 – 7 Aussie Startups   Jason Calacanis is bringing the Launch Festival to Sydney next week, but his goal isn’t to sell tickets to attendees…. the real measure for success will be whether or not he can find startups to back. Speaking with Startup Soda Jason Calacanis outlined how over the next 2 …

Oz Startup News – Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Jason Calacanis On What It Will Take For Australia To Be A Top 10 Startup Ecosystem   For Australia to become a top ten startup ecosystem Australian founders need to be risk takers and go long according to famed US Angel Investor Jason Calacanis. Calacanis, the author of the book Angel: How To Invest In Technology Startups – Timeless Advice from …

Oz Startup News – Monday, 12 June 2018

Prospa’s bungled IPO means a VC litmus test remains elusive   It was poised to be a significant milestone for Australia’s ascendant venture capital and fintech sectors. But the bungled IPO of tech-enabled small business lender Prospa turned out to be anything but that. The non-IPO is significant though because Prospa would have been the first major venture-backed tech start-up …

Oz Startup News – Don’t Miss This Weeks Top Startup Posts

This Weeks Top Posts Seven Australian property startups that have raised millions in 2018 In Australia, and internationally, property-focused startups have been springing up to meet the many demands of modern homeowners, renters, buyers, and sellers. In this post, Smart Company profile seven Australian startups that are bringing change to the traditional real estate and property management sector. By Stephanie …

Oz Startup News – Friday – 8 June 2018

Fintech Prospa pulls the plug on the planned float   Fintech Prospa has postponed its plan to list on the sharemarket on Friday after it blamed queries from the corporate watchdog for a last-minute decision to delay the float earlier in the week. The company released a statement last night saying it had decided it was ‘‘in the best interest of …