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Hackagong announces $100,000 prize pool

11:09PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Hackagong has announced a prize pool of more than $100,000 as part of its annual weekend competition for entrepreneurs, developers and designers.

Venture Capital

Interest grows in Australia’s booming finance industry startup sector

11:41PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Fintech accelerator AWI is organising an expo for self-directed investors amidst booming interest in Australia’s booming finance industry startup sector.

 | Marketing  | Financing a business

GST on bitcoin would be “monumentally stupid” says digital currency expert

11:37PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Taxing bitcoin with sales tax is a “monumentally stupid” idea, according to digital currency expert Andreas Antonopoulos.

 | Financing a business

Bitcoin Group still looking at listing on the ASX despite delays

11:26PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoin Group’s plans to raise $20 million at 20 cents a share on the ASX are still on track, despite a slight delay.

 | Planning  | Financing a business

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

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B2B opportunities heard Loud and Clear as new startup incubator launches

11:18PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Creative agency Loud and Clear is set to launch its own startup incubator, looking to invest in four B2B startups a year.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Big news for Bigcommerce, bigger news for Australian startup financing

11:41PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Bigcommerce’s $US50 million Series D raise is evidence that the “sorry state” of Australian venture capital is less of a problem thanks to an increasingly global venture capital market, according to Niki Scevak.

 | Financing a business

Understanding the new Accelerating Commercialisation government grant scheme for startups

11:14PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Catherine Eibner

The federal government has just announced details of the Accelerating Commercialisation component of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme, a funding program that replaces the Commercialisation Australia program.

 | Financing a business

Beanhunter steps into the startup crucible, Carnegie’s Den

11:52PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Kye White

Being thrown into Carnegie’s Den comes at the perfect time for cafe and coffee discovery startup Beanhunter, which is in the middle of a Series A funding round.

 | Financing a business

Atlassian co-founder makes personal investment in Queensland small business SafetyCulture

11:27PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Eloise Keating

Rich Lister and co-founder of tech giant Atlassian, Scott Farquhar, has invested $750,000 of his own cash in Townsville-based app developer SafetyCulture.

 | Venture Capital

Adelaide startups receive welcome boost from the University of South Australia

11:25PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Adelaide is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming a city for entrepreneurs. Here's why...

 | Financing a business

Former stockbroker set to shake up the financial services industry

11:59PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A former stockbroker and fund manager is hoping to improve the financial services industry by leveraging the internet to streamline compliance processes for investors.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Melbourne startup aims to make wearable tech friendlier to professional women

11:01PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to make wearable technology more comfortable and design-focused, and in doing so making gadgets better suited to professional women.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Start-up Profiles

How NRMA helped scale up my startup

11:53PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | James Moody

I often think that founding a startup is like building with papier mâché.

 | Venture Capital

Venture capital jumps by almost $400m in a year: AVCAL

11:04PM | Wednesday, 12 November 2014 | Kye White

The amount of venture capital invested in Australian startups rose by almost $400 million from the financial year 2012-13 to 2013-14.

 | Venture Capital

Bitcoin company to raise funds through Australian Small Scale Offerings Board

11:47PM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane-based bitcoin startup Diamond Circle has opened a fundraising round via the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board, shortly after launching its bitcoin kiosk product.

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Pin Payments announces $50 million in transactions and plans for a Series A round

11:31PM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | Kye White

As large online payment startups increasingly turn their attention to Australia, Melbourne and Perth-based startup Pin Payments continues to grow both in terms of revenue and merchants on its platform.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Angel investor Alan Jones throws his support behind That Startup Show

11:45PM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | Kye White

For the last decade the startup industry has been “envied, pilloried and lots of other things but it hasn’t been understood”.

 | Venture Capital

Applicant numbers biggest ever as nine startups get the nod for ilab’s accelerator program

11:48PM | Monday, 10 November 2014 | Kye White

Queensland-based ilab has chosen nine startups, from the biggest pool of applicants it has ever received, to take part in this summer’s Germinate accelerator program.

 | Venture Capital

Covata scores $15 million through biggest ever backdoor ASX listing

11:15PM | Monday, 10 November 2014 | Cara Waters

Covata has raised $15 million through a backdoor listing on the Australian Securities Exchange this morning.

 | Financing a business