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Three tips from BlueChilli’s growth hacker Alan Jones on how to hack your seed round

2:32PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Getting a critical seed-round investment all comes down to proper preparation, according to BlueChilli’s chief growth hacker.

Financing a business  | Venture Capital

GST For online businesses: What is the Real Cost?

2:27PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

The fight over online sales and taxes is now growing. Australian retailers face significant competition from online international retailers.

 | Legal matters  | Tax  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Relocating to the US? Beware the grantor trust rules

2:10PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | David Kenney

Much of the commentary as to the impact of Australia’s tax regime on the startup world relates to our employee share scheme rules, which should get a whole lot easier from July 1, 2015.

 | Tax

Bruce Billson: Equity crowdfunding framework will be on the table by spring

2:55PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

The federal government has put a timeline on its new legislative framework for equity crowdfunding, which will make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

 | Franchising  | Venture Capital

Equitise launches its crowdfunding platform in New Zealand

1:46PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise launched in New Zealand on Friday, with one startup seeking to use the platform to raise $350,000.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

PayPal’s John Lunn on how digital currencies will disrupt the way “inefficient 30-year-old banking services move money”

1:55PM | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Kye White

The potential for digital currency to move money around the world more efficiently is huge, according to PayPal developer network global director John Lunn.

 | Venture Capital

How simple housekeeping can help to close a capital raise

1:12PM | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

I often come across entrepreneurs who think that written agreements are unnecessary in the early stages of their business. Here's what they should be doing.

 | Financing a business  | Clare Hallam

How much equity should an accelerator take? BlueChilli defends its Disrupt@Scale program

1:16PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Some Australian entrepreneurs have raised concerns over the amount of equity BlueChilli's Disrupt@Scale program is asking for.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

1:40PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Taxi and payment platform Ingogo expands nationally ahead of IPO

1:29PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Taxi app and payments platform Ingogo is preparing to roll out its services nationally ahead of an anticipated initial public offering.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Startups to receive jumpstart from NRMA’s first accelerator program

1:32PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has announced the startups taking part in the company’s first accelerator program.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Video made the YouTube star: ATO crackdown on YouTube businesses

1:51PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Cara Waters

The Australian Tax Office has warned those who make money from YouTube are “performing artists” who can be liable to pay income tax.

 | Tax  | Government and Regulation

Queensland startup cancels Kickstarter campaign despite raising over $500,000

1:00PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland health startup looking to fund a tech-enabled, wireless stethoscope has put its crowdfunding campaign on hold despite raising more than half a million dollars.

 | Financing a business

Optus-Innov8 startups get access to new co-working space in San Francisco

1:29PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Block 71, a new co-working space in the South of Market District in San Francisco, will help ease the transition for Asia-Pacific startups heading to the United States.

 | Venture Capital  | Workspace

Crowdsourcing startup partners with Microsoft to promote innovation through coding

1:15PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Crowdsourcing startup CrowdSourceHire is collaborating with Microsoft for the first time in order to run a competition showcasing how businesses can drive innovation by hiring programmers with original ideas.

 | Financing a business

Bitcoin’s continuing price fall unmasks its underlying flaws. Is this its end?

1:19PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | David Glance

Bitcoin was dubbed the worst investment of 2014. And things don't look too good for the digital currency in 2015 either.

 | Financing a business

Do Australian startup founders pay themselves too much?

1:56PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

When did salary expectations for some early stage startup founders in Australia reach $150,000? Optus-Innov8 lead principal Alfred Lo found himself asking that question after looking into possible investments late last year.

 | Financing a business

Crowdsourcing startup Handkrafted secures $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund

1:03PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bespoke crowdsourcing platform Handkrafted has secured $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund in order to accelerate platform development and market expansion.

 | Venture Capital

Private investors get on the Dog and Bone – smartphone tech startup raises $2.46 million

1:49PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

Mobile technology startup Dog and Bone has raised $US2 million ($A2.46 million) from private investors which will be used to accelerate the roll out of patent-pending technologies.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Devices and enterprise software to lead IT spending growth in 2015: Gartner

1:30PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Global spending on devices and enterprise software is projected to grow in 2015, but data centres and telecom services is set to remain sluggish.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Technology
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