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A state government is financing a program to develop 30 technology unicorns by the end of the current decade.

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A late-stage accelerator of technology companies and an early-stage venture capital firm have joined forces to drive the growth of tech scale-ups.

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Australia's largest superannuation fund is to invest $13 billion in private equity over the next two years lifting its allocation to the sector from 5% to 7%.

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Local private capital funds have reached a record total of almost $90 billion as overseas investors continue to see Australia as one of the world's most attractive investment markets.

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As the Future Fund positions for a challenging and volatile future it has so far retained its relatively high allocation to private equity.

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Job opportunities in venture capital backed companies increased by more than a third in the second half of 2021 according to an industry survey.

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Australia's new second largest super fund will continue to outsource much of its investment management.

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Medical researchers have been selected to take part in a new federal government-funded biomedical research incubator program.

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Manager claims to be Australia's first to achieve carbon neutrality across its private equity portfolio.

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The Victorian government has committed additional loan funding for the state's start-up technology businesses.

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CSIRO has entered into a five-year multi-million-dollar partnership with Google to cooperate on commercialising scientific discoveries.

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A federal government-funded biotech incubator is to be launched next year as a first step to increase levels of commercialisation in the sector.

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Nominations have opened for new awards for Victorian start-ups.

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Australia's sovereign wealth fund is continuing to allocate a large proportion of its investment capital to private equity.

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An Australian crossover investment firm is working on its own version of the SPAC strategy and has set up a vehicle to acquire a New Zealand company and list on the ASX.

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Two companies that provide loans for small to medium businesses have received federal government backing to increase their lending capacity.

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Australia's sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, expects it will have to take on more risk over the next decade to maintain its target returns.

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A global private equity firm is to return to the Australian market after an absence of nearly ten years.

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A federal parliamentary committee has called for more generous tax treatment for employee share schemes.

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A leading technology incubator has been selected by the NSW government to run its $2.1 million National Space Industry Hub.

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