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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

Flat battery? New prototype turns waste heat into electricity

1:20PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Tessa Evans

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, this scenario is a step closer.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Five tips to help startups reduce debtor days

1:34PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Greg Charlwood

Despite recent improvements in the average time taken to settle invoices for Australian startups, late payments and cash flow are two issues still causing headaches at this time of year.

 | Financing a business

Canva competes at CES for the chance to pitch to Richard Branson

1:44PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian design startup Canva was one of the 10 finalists pitching at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas as part of Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge competition this week.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Is your startup prepared to raise capital?

1:01PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

For startups, investor pools are becoming smaller and smaller. The competition is getting fiercer. Founders need to get smarter in all areas of their business to win.

 | Financing a business  | Clare Hallam

How the gender gap in venture capital funding can be tackled in 2015

1:46PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A study by Harvard Business School has found venture capitalists prefer funding handsome men in comparison to female entrepreneurs – even when the content of their pitches is exactly the same.

 | Venture Capital

Technology the key to addressing compliance following Murray Inquiry

1:19PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The distinction between retail and sophisticated investors will be crucial should the federal government adopt the key recommendations of the Financial System Inquiry, according to an entrepreneur who is helping streamline the financial services industry.

 | Financing a business  | Government and Regulation

Victorian sports startups to get a head start with new accelerator program

1:02PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced an accelerator program to help Victorian startups tap into the $300 billion global sports products market.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Why slow and steady approach to crowdfunding may pay off

12:59PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Vijaya Thyil

The Financial System Inquiry has taken a “slow and steady” approach to financial crowdfunding, despite perceptions that Australia is lagging behind in this area.

 | Financing a business

More startup investments coming after Cisco invests in Blackbird Ventures

12:02PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Cisco has become the first major corporate investor in Blackbird Ventures, with the move paving the way for more investments in promising Australian startups.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Scale makes third investment in startup connecting businesses with social media professionals

12:37PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

An invite-only marketplace that connects businesses with freelance social media and community professionals is the latest startup to secure seed funding from Scale Investors, the angel investor network focusing on funding startups with female executives.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Fashion tech startup Fame and Partners raises $50,000 through VentureCrowd

12:57PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | StartupSmart

Equity-based crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has announced it has closed its second deal, raising $50,000 in a larger angel funding round for fashion technology startup Fame and Partners.

 | Financing a business

Ride in front of the waves by understanding your runway

12:42PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Clare Hallam

Across the globe an increasing number of people are jumping on the startup wave. In 2014, ASIC recorded over 207,000 company incorporations.

 | Cashflow  | Mentor  | Clare Hallam

Melbourne startup aims to make people feel safer in public areas

12:06PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to use crowdsourcing and mobile mapping technology to make people feel safer in public areas.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Australia eyes missing billions with very own ‘Google tax’

12:20PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Antony Ting

Joe Hockey has hinted he may introduce a “Google tax” as a new weapon to tackle profit shifting by multinational enterprises.

 | Tax