Australian Startup Ecosystem Funding Analysis — For Founders!!!

I spent the last 5 weeks making a report on the Australian early-stage startup funding market just for founders.

My aim was to include as much actionable information to help founders inform their capital raises and this is some of what I found:

  1. Seed/0 to 3 year old company funding is getting harder to obtain with Seed deal count down 29% from FY17 highs
  2. But total $ volume of funding is up 117% across the board, meaning deal sizes are growing in size (less deals but more money)
  3. Pre-seed to Seed round funding size is sitting at approximately 15 times Pre-seed amount ($100k to $1.5m)
  4. Startups raise capital approximately every 18 months to 2 years
I hope this report stimulates debate and better resourced entities go even further than what I have. I hope my findings are challenged.