Startup funding levels at record highs into April but has the Covid 19 induced decline of startup funding begun?

In order to provide greater insight into how the funding environment is evolving in the light of COVID 19 Techboard has started looking at funding data on a monthly basis. This release provides commentary on the first four months of funding data for 2020.  More information on funding in the month of April is available in our first Monthly Funding Bulletin. The Funding Report for the March Quarter 2020 is available below.

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Techboard’s latest Funding Report reveals Startup and Tech funding increased massively from 2018 to 2019

The December quarter of 2019 saw Techboard capture 187 funding events from 175 companies with a total value of $1.718 Billion, making it the third highest funded quarter to date but the highest for private investment recorded by Techboard with the total amount of reported private investment totalling $891m.  Some standout funding events occurred in the December quarter but overall the quarter was most notable for an increased number of larger investments, particularly above $20m in value, reflecting the increasing maturity of the market.

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Startup and Tech Funding sees massive growth but are funding gaps emerging?

Techboard is pleased to present the Australian Startup and Young Technology Company Funding Report for FY 2018/19. The report and interactive charts are available for free below. Since the release of this Report on 18 October 2019, the Report and the underlying dataset have been used by our partners StartupWA and StartupAus in their reports published in December 2019.

Techboard's commercial subscribers are able to access the full underlying data set.

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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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Coming Soon: Techboard’s Annual Funding Report

The 2017/18 financial year is drawing to a close and the Techboard team is working towards its first Annual Funding Report covering funding events by Australian startups and young tech companies confirmed during the 2017/18 financial year. This will be the most comprehensive annual funding report covering the Australian Startup and Tech Ecosystem ever.  We want to make sure we cover as many funding events as possible so we are calling on the support and assistance from companies, advisors, investors/funders and others to help supplement our dataset.

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