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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

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

9:11PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Government and Regulation

Demo day in San Francisco – a reality check for Australian startups

9:32PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Build and they will come. Except everybody knows that’s not how it happens. It was the harsh reality for AngelCube’s 2014 intake that this was also the case for their San Francisco demo day.

 | Venture Capital

Beautiful growth figures lead to $3 million investment for bellabox

9:36PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

A growing and engaged database of subscribers is what led to Allure Media investing $3 million in beauty subscription service startup bellabox, according to co-founder and chief executive officer Sarah Hamilton.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

NSW MP inspired by startup scene at Fishburners

9:33PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

New South Wales independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich says he finished a two week stint at Sydney co-working space Fishburners with more awareness of the problems facing Australian startups.

 | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Next Carnegie’s Den pitching contest opens for applications

9:56PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

Applications have opened for the next Carnegie’s Den, as two of the finalists from its last event remain locked in negotiations for investment.

 | Venture Capital

Could your Nest do with a little more Zen? Meet the Aussie startup building a simpler, smarter thermostat

9:38PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Melbourne-based startup Planet Innovation has raised nearly $50,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in just days for a device called Zen, which it claims is the first thermostat that is not either “extremely unattractive” or “too complicated to use”.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology

Three steps to help secure Australia’s future as a startup hub

9:34PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | StartupSmart

StartupAUS has penned an open letter to government, which calls on the new Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program to take three major factors into consideration.

 | Financing a business

Three tips on how to run a successful Kickstarter by a team that smashed it

9:41PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Kye White

After compiling everything it needed for a Kickstarter campaign, the Ninja Blocks team decided to completely scrap all they’d done, rather than publish a campaign they didn’t believe in.

 | Venture Capital

Sydney needs to be Australia’s startup capital, says Mike Cannon-Brookes

9:30PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Kye White

Australia needs a single city where all its tech startups are concentrated, and that city should be Sydney, according to Atlassian co­founder Mike Cannon­-Brookes.

 | Financing a business

BlueChilli backed by Myer Family Investments and Simon Hackett in $5m raise

9:37PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian technology startup BlueChilli Group today announced it had closed an $5 million round of investment, led by the Myer Family Investments and Internode founder Simon Hackett.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Australia’s FinSuite joins Asia-Pacific fintech accelerator program

9:08PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup FinSuite has been selected as one of eight companies to participate in the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific accelerator program.

 | Venture Capital

Startup Grind, about friends not contacts

8:47PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Kye White

The growth of Startup Grind events in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide has mirrored the growth of the Australian startup ecosystem.

 | Venture Capital

Pocketbook marks 100,000 users and announces a Series A raise

8:09PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Kye White

Financial services startup Pocketbook has announced it's reached 100,000 users and is seeking $2.5 million in Series A funding.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Bitcoin ruling still doesn’t answer which country has the right to tax

8:55PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Miranda Stewart

Last week, the ATO published long-awaited guidance on the Australian tax treatment of bitcoin, in the form of draft rulings regarding income tax, Goods and Services Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax.

 | Financing a business  | Tax

Muru-D makes a good case for the corporate backing of startups in Australia

8:20PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kye White

The first batch of Muru-D startups are going to be a difficult act to follow, according to Muru-D co-founder Annie Parker.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Where to launch entrepreneurial crowdfunding projects and other top tips for successful Indiegogo campaigns

8:54PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Kye White

The amount of funds raised by Australian Indiegogo campaigns has increased by 40% over the past year.

 | Venture Capital

The winners and losers from the ATO’s bitcoin guidance

8:42PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Alan Tsen

The Australian Taxation Office has released its much anticipated guidance on the taxation treatment of bitcoin. Along with the guidance paper they released a slew of draft rulings.

 | Legal matters  | Tax

Do I need insurance for my online business?

8:44PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Insurance  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio
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