Amanda Price

Australian startups are cashing bigger cheques from venture capital investors, but the money is increasingly going to a smaller group of later stage companies.  Overall Australia’s venture capital funding in 2019 rose to US$1.145 billion, up from US$1.033 billion in 2018 according to KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse report. Over recent

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Australia’s startup boards are predominantly recruited through the referral networks of founders and investors — most of whom are men. This lack of diversity and formal recruitment processes could be holding back emerging businesses, according to a new report from KPMG. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter On average,

The boys’ club is as entrenched as ever. Companies with all-female founders attracted less than three per cent of Australia’s venture funding last year. That compares to over 60 per cent for companies with all-male founders. What gives? On panels, in the media and inside accelerator programs, female founders are