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The first funding round for Victoria’s $60 million innovation fund has received nearly 400 applications in a testament to the local ecosystem’s growing momentum, LaunchVic board member Phillip Kingston says.

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The last 24 days mark the longest period in which bitcoin prices have been less volatile than gold prices. Digital gold is starting to look slightly more stable than its physical counterpart.  

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The twins who sued Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea for Facebook, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, are in talks with Melbourne-based venture capital firm Trimantium Capital, as it looks for local partners to help take blockchain technology to Asia.

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Trimantium Mixer

6 April 2016

Trimantium hosts a diverse group of founders, investors, incubators, and general startup community friends at Henley Club.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious. And deliberately so. Spearheaded by the target of ending extreme poverty by 2030, the 17 “Global Goals” are essentially an international charter for sustainability.

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For brave outsiders, China represents an outsized opportunity. It’s a long-term play that requires patience and extreme adaptation and appreciation of the local culture. According to CB Insights, investments in China fell 29% over Q3 to Q4 2015 from $10.3 Billion to $7.3 Billion. 2016 is projected to see continued economic deceleration. Despite the trend,…

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Australian fintech start-ups are being told to focus their efforts on selling services to the $2 trillion superannuation industry in order to attract venture capital funding. Melbourne-based Trimantium Capital is looking to deploy $700 million during the next 12 months into financial services technology, or “fintech”, ventures and its managing director Phillip Kingston said the super industry was in clear…

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Small investors risk being locked out of the digital revolution, thanks to a government proposal to limit access to a 20 per cent tax offset for early-stage, start-up investments, to so-called sophisticated investors.

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Super innovation in superannuation

12 February 2016
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Australia has the fourth-largest pool of pension savings in the world and now a government which recognises innovation as critical to economic well-being. So how can we ensure these funds are used to support Australian innovation in a way that supports both industry and super balances?

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Impact investor Trimantium Capital expects to deploy about $700 million in venture capital by the end of 2016, working with several Australian superannuation funds in the process. Trimantium Capital managing director Phillip Kingston and US-based co-chairman Roderick Thomson have been touring the country recently, meeting with super funds and mainly fintech start-ups in a bid…

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Influential US and Australian venture capitalists have warned government changes to Employee Share Scheme rules are insufficient and that they are limiting growth of the local industry and deterring foreign investment. The investors, including Thiel Capital portfolio manager Matt Danzeisen and Trimantium Capital managing director Phillip Kingston said the scheme must be changed so start-up…

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A small group of local start-up stars will have the chance to pitch to a delegation of influential US venture capitalists who are in Australia to advise superannuation funds and government investment vehicles, representing $1 trillion in capital, on how to invest in global technology deals.

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Victoria’s new innovation fund has lured some of Australia’s top thinkers and will be the first board in the sector with more women than men. The 11-person board has six women members and includes Trimantium Capital Managing Director Phillip Kingston.

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Australian news headlines are awash with announcements of new venture capital funds, investment from superannuation funds and a range of other initiatives to boost the innovation ecosystem. In addition to this wealth of capital, and interest and support from governments and corporates, Australia also offers relatively low-cost labour, minimal competition, close proximity to Asia and…

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We’ve spent 20 years solving the wrong problem in Australian venture capital. There is not a lack of capital here, nor is there a poor track record of investor returns.

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