Key players in the Australian tech start-up scene have lashed out at Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s suggestion the 457 visa program is being abused by the IT industry.
Blackbird Ventures is determined to offer Australian start-ups much-needed Series A funding rounds, after announcing the formation and first close of its $30 million venture capital fund.
Mick Liubinskas has highlighted the trials and tribulations of Pollenizer, including how it turned Spreets into a $40 million company, as the online venture builder celebrates its fifth birthday.
The US-founded Startup Grind event series continues to grow in Australia, with the Sydney and Melbourne chapters set to host the founders of Atlassian and Zendesk respectively.
Independent eftpos provider Tyro Payments has vowed to step up its fight against the big banks, after revealing it surpassed $3.5 billion in credit and debit card transactions in 2012.
Local online retailer Shoes of Prey has taken a step towards the bricks-and-mortar world, teaming up with department store giant David Jones as the two companies explore new ways to boost sales.
The first class of Atlassian Hack House graduates have highlighted their achievements since participating in the program, after the second class began work yesterday.
It appears that the ‘lean’ spirit of modern entrepreneurship has finally inspired the Australian venture capital industry to invest in early stage start-ups – a trend is set to increase due to the accelerator boom.
Government regulations need to change if Australia is to create a 'Silicon Beach' that will compete with the world's leading digital economies, a gathering of tech giants and start-ups has told Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The 2012 BRW Young Rich List has a strong start-up and tech flavor, with Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar heading the rankings.
An expert has issued some advice to start-ups who plan to offer stock options to employees, after players in the technology industry highlighted the drawbacks of Employee Share Option Plans.
I saw a story recently on how a start-up managed to get investors on board after they mentioned that Mike Cannon-Brooks had put money in.
A new report reveals start-up funding in the United States is in decline, falling by 12% in the April-June period, but a local body says the fundraising climate in Australia isn’t quite as tough.
Going by economic indicators such as unemployment, inflation and interest rates, Australians should feel pretty good about how we stack up with the US.
A new start-up meet-up backed by the City of Sydney has attracted more than 100 entrepreneurs and investors, with Sydney’s lord mayor flagging further start-up initiatives for the NSW capital.
It is a crying shame that some people in the local start-up community think playing on a world stage means a brain drain for Australia. If they used their own brain, they might see it's not a choice of Australia or Silicon Valley but rather Australia and Silicon Valley.
Launch48, the weekend-long gathering for budding entrepreneurs, is to return to Melbourne with a greater emphasis on improving start-ups’ pitching skills.
Australian software giant Atlassian has acquired US-based instant messaging network HipChat for an undisclosed sum, with plans to incorporate HipChat into its ever-increasing portfolio.
With Australian venture capitalists unwilling, or unable, to back new ventures, Aussie start-ups are increasingly heading to the departure lounge in an attempt to secure funding.
Australian software giant Atlassian have taken the hackathon concept one step further, sending 10 software gradates to its Hack House for a week of training, coding and team-building activities.