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Australian VC Company Future Capital Launches $30m Bitcoin Fund

Australia-based VC firm Future Capital has launched a US$30m global investment fund for bitcoin companies called the Future Capital Bitcoin Fund (FCBF). The firm – which is led by Domenic Carosa, a tech entrepreneur turned investor – says it is Australia’s first dedicated investment fund for the digital currency. The FCBF is expected to go live this month and it is currently accepting investments in AUD, USD, RMB and BTC. Fu...

What’s next for investing in the online gambling industry?

The gaming industry is seeing huge investment in recent years, and there are a multitude of reasons as to why. Investors are beginning to take notice of the fact that online gaming has become more popular with gamblers due to advancements in technology, which in turn will see them making a return in their investment within the industry. Furthermore, changes in legislation are making online gaming more accessible to users, which can only...

Here's Where Australia's High Net Worth Individuals Are Investing Their Cash

Australia’s high net worth indivduals, those with $1 million or more to invest, are growing in number and have started changing tactics.

The Investment Trends 2013 High Net Worth Investor (HNW) Report shows the number of high net worth investors in Australia jumped 8% to 400,000 in 2013 from 370,000 in 2012.

They collectively hold nearly $1.4 trillion in investable assets.

And these high end investors have started re...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

Playing with angels: Eight tips for becoming a successful angel investor

Entrepreneurial culture in Australia has never been as buoyant as in the last two years. More people have given up their 9-to-5 jobs in pursuit of something bigger. Driven by stories of success, others have dared to dream big and make these dreams a vision. Likewise, more investors have joined the movement to support innovation and, like Ron Conway who invested in Google, Twitter and PayPal, reap the benefits from a success story. ...

Investor Fred Wilson Shares Thoughts on Seed Funding

Venture Capitalist and cofounder of Union Square Ventures (USV), Fred Wilson, recently shared some of his thoughts on their approach to seed investments. His ideas can be easily taken as lessons for growing tech communities, where Seed and Series A funding rounds are crucial to early stage startups. USV has invested in companies like Twitter, Tumblr and Etsy. Last year they raised a new venture fund called USV 2014, where they made s...

Aydin Senkut & Dave McClure Find Agreement On Angel Investing

You might not think the investment strategies of Aydin Senkut’s and Dave McClure’s have much in common. And you might be wrong.

This was evident when the pair of iconic investors shared the stage Thursday afternoon to share tips with a standing-room-only crowd at the 2013 ACA Summit. That’s right, Senkut, the mild mannered, go-his-own-way managing director of Felicis Ventures, and McClure, the often brash, globe-hoppin...

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