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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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