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ATO guidance on GST treatment of bitcoin at the top of agenda as Senate inquiry is officially announced

10:22PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

A Senate committee inquiry into bitcoin must examine the ATO’s guidance requiring Australian bitcoin exchanges to charge GST on the value of the bitcoins they supply, industry figures say.

Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Tax  | Government and Regulation

Octopus Deploy gets set to unfurl its tentacles after $2 million investment from Red Gate

10:48PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Release management tool startup Octopus Deploy has secured $2 million in investment from database and .NET tooling company Red Gate Software.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Capital raise puts micro-location startup Localz closer to leaving its mark on legacy technology

10:53PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Localz has raised £100,000 ($A187,000) after winning European omni-channel retailer John Lewis’ JLAB incubator program, taking its total seed funding just shy of $1 million.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Business Grants

Recent funding success signals a shift in the availability of VC for Australian startups

10:44PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Kye White

A number of Australian startups raising significant funding in recent months is a result of the globalisation of venture capital and Australia’s reputation as a startup creator, say investors.

 | Venture Capital

Taxi app Ingogo raises $9.1 million, with $1.2 million through crowd equity

9:59AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian transportation network and mobile payments startup Ingogo has raised $9.1 million, as it increases its focus on mobile payments, ahead of a planned ASX listing next year.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow

Tinybeans sprout with a $2 million capital raise

9:00AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Tinybeans, a social network that has amassed 500,000 users in its two years since launch, has raised $2 million.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Slingshot: NRMA moves into the startup space

9:32PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Kye White

Startup accelerator Slingshot, in partnership with the National Roads and Motorists Association, has launched Jumpstart, a new accelerator program that is looking for smart services, connected cars, connected members and member lifestyle startups.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

The top 15 tips in applying for a tech accelerator

9:19PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Mick Liubinskas

I've just finished reviewing 180 business pitches for muru-D and will look at another 100+ for Startmate over the next few weeks.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Payments startup Pin Payments introduces programmable bank transfer API

9:22PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Perth and Melbourne-based payments startup Pin Payments has announced it is introducing a new API that will allow small businesses to automatically schedule their payments.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Technology

Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Start-up Profiles

Melbourne startup to sell stain-repellent chef jackets – no, it’s not a load of crockenbush

9:34PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne startup is using patented nanotechnology to create chef jackets and aprons that repel liquids and stains.

 | Financing a business

Perth accelerator hits rich seam with “substantial six-figure” investment

9:25PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

Perth-based startup incubator and accelerator Atomic Sky has raised a “substantial six-figure” sum from a prominent Perth investor.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Aussie startup processes almost $2 million in secure transactions two months after launch

9:07PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is on a mission to make it just as secure and convenient for people to buy ‘big ticket’ items online as it is to make smaller purchases.

 | Venture Capital

Invoice2go looks to expand on the back of $35 million capital raise

9:44PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

Focusing on building a great product has been key to the success of Invoice2go, which has just announced it has raised $35 million in funding, according to founder Chris Strode.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Cold emailing investors can be done with some success

9:36PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

When Moodswing co-founder Jake McKeon arrived in San Francisco with AngelCube, he was told you’re never going to raise money from the US, unless you’re here.

 | Financing a business

Emotions fuel Alibaba’s historic IPO

9:43AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | David Glance

The story of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has become almost as magical as the original Arabian story that gave it its name.

 | Financing a business

Australian Senate inquiry into bitcoin set to be announced, as industry group ADCCA advocates self-regulation

9:51PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Digital currency industry body Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA) has advocated a self-regulatory framework, ahead of a Senate inquiry into cryptocurrency.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Tax  | Government and Regulation

Regulation hold-ups put Australia at risk of falling behind in the equity crowdfunding stakes

9:35PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White

Australia is at risk of becoming one of the last developed markets in the world to act in support of equity crowdfunding, according to the founder of equity crowdfunding platform Equitise, Chris Gilbert.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

CoinJar pioneers Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card

9:12AM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White

Leading Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar has begun trialling Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card, which co-founder and chief executive officer Asher Tan says is a “huge step” for adoption of the cryptocurrency in Australia.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Start-up Profiles

Appster’s grand capital-raising plans for “world’s first ideas company”

9:49PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup Appster has opened a capital raise to fund its ambitious vision to create “an unprecedented development hub for the greatest ideas and innovations in the world”, according to co-founder Mark McDonald.

 | Financing a business
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