SEC blesses private investment advertising. Good for crowdfunding.

WASHINGTON (July 12, 2013) — Crowdfunding, a favorite of startups, got what observers believe is a boost this week when the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday lifted the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation. The change allows hedge funds, private equity funds and startups to openly advertise that they’re raising money through private offerings

New Uniquest $1.5M fund to support incubator graduates

The University of Queensland’s commercialisation company, UniQuest, has partnered with investor Artesian Venture Partners to build a $1.5 million investment fund to invest in graduates from the university’s ilab technology incubator