Aussie Female Startup Founders Secured 26.5% of Larger VC Investments in 2018 (REVISED)

It has been well reported by Techboard and others that the level of funding for Australian Startups and Tech has been on the rise so for this International Women’s Day we decided to undertake a partial analysis of our funding data to see how female founded startups fared in the last year. 

NOTE: since this post was published we discovered that Judo Capital's Chief Marketing Officer Kate Keenan was also a co-founder. Given that Judo Capital had the largest funding event we captured for 2018, a $350m debt facility AND a $140m capital raise... this has thrown our figures out just a little... Taking the percentage of funding going to female founded companies to 19.9% of funding events over $5m .... and the percentage of large scale private investment from the previously reported 15.4% to 26.5%.

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Over $1 Billion in funding for Australian Startups and Young Tech Companies in the December 2018 Quarter

Techboard is pleased to present its Report into funding secured by Australian Startup and Young Tech Companies in the quarter ending 31 December 2018.   During the December quarter 2018 Techboard identified over 160 funding events across a broad range of funding types ranging from accelerator program funding, acquisitions, equity crowdfunding, major debt instruments (sometimes called venture debt), grants (including awards and prizes), initial coin offerings, initial public offerings and reverse takeovers, ASX placements and private investment (including angel, VC and other large-scale private investment).

The report reveals that Australian Startups and young tech companies received $1.066B in funding during the December 2018 quarter. The quarter was strong in general with a small reduction in funding from the September Q 2018, but a significant increase from the Dec Q 2017 ($762m) by almost 40%.

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Techboard Roundtable Video: the future of funding for Western Australian startups and tech companies

On Thursday 13 December we held our first ever Techboard Roundtable, an event aimed at getting the conversation around the future of funding for Western Australian Startups and Tech Companies into the public arena and highlighting Techboard's Funding Data. We had an awesome panel of ten experts representing the different funding types and a great audience an exceptional facilitator in Stephen Carroll from our partners RSM. Our friend Jurgen van Pletsen of Niche Interview recorded the entire session for posterity.

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A Techboard Roundtable: The future of funding for Western Australian Startups and Tech Companies


We are very pleased to be introducing the inaugural Techboard Roundtable in which our experts will be discussing the future of funding for Western Australian Startups. The concept of the roundtable is effectively closing the loop on the panel session... joining the ends together ... with the conversation driven by our experts around the table. We are hoping this will be the first of many, with our second one in planning for Sydney in Q1 2019. 

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Fintech Dominates a Big Year of Funding for Australian Startups

Techboard, Australia’s Startup and Tech Data company has just published its latest Australian Startup and Young Tech Company Funding Report for the 2017/18 financial year. The report revealed that over the course of the financial year $3.5B of funding flowed to Australian Startup and Young Tech Companies (up to 10 years old). Fintech Companies featured very prominently in the report, accounting for $988m of funding events over the financial year making Fintech the most funded category of company overall.

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Winners of the National Angel Awards 2018 Announced

Late last week the inaugural National Australian Angel Awards 2018 were announced at the 2018 Angels of Australia Conference, recognising those active in the angel investment community. The awards formed part of the Angels of Australia conference, are a joint initiative between Techboard based in Western Australia and Angels of Australia based in Queensland and are part of Techboard's ongoing collaboration with Australian Investors and Investment Groups.

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