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Outsourcing boom: Cloudstaff raises $500,000 from investors

11:26PM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Cloudstaff, an Australian outsourcing start-up based in Manila, has raised $500,000 from three local investors Robert Whyte, Trevor Kennedy and serial entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery.

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Cash is king, but does it rule alone?

11:07PM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | Craig Stanmore

In business, they say cash is king. So are you doing enough to manage it, and are there other key factors you need to look at?

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Cashflow: Four tips to manage debtor finance

11:07PM | Friday, 22 November 2013 | StartupSmart

Debtor Finance, also known as invoice finance, gives growing businesses access to finance that would otherwise be trapped in receivables and incoming payments.

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Bitcoin is booming, and so is this start-up that’s processed $14 million in six months

11:50PM | Friday, 22 November 2013 | Rose Powell, a Sydney-based bitcoin derivative trading platform has this week announced they’ve brokered over $14 million in trades since launching in May.

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Top five tips for seeking venture capital and how to prepare for it

11:57PM | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | Rose Powell

As the Australian start-up scene takes off, entrepreneurial-friendly capital markets are evolving with strategic entrepreneurs best positioned to take advantage of the rapidly blossoming opportunities.

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How new accelerator Muru D is making its relationship with investor Telstra work

11:09PM | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Managing investors, especially major corporate ones can be a challenge for emerging businesses, but start-up veteran Mick Liubinskas says any concerns he may have had about Telstra reaching out to start-ups have been assuaged.

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Leading accelerator program to open in Sydney next month

11:57PM | Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Rose Powell

The ANZ Innovyz Start program will launch its first accelerator program in Sydney for three to five start-ups, in tandem with the fourth intake of the Adelaide program.

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IntelligenceBank closes over-subscribed round of $2 million to fund online expansion

11:16PM | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Melbourne-based software start-up IntelligenceBank has today announced it has closed its second seed funding round with an initial investment of $1.1 million with an option for up to $2 million.

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Bitcoin hits record high: Its biggest users aren’t who you think they are

11:34PM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | Myriam Robin

Decentralised virtual currency bitcoin hit a record high overnight, breaking through the $US500 barrier. At 9.20 AEST, it had climbed to $US520.

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Top five tips to build social media hype for your crowdfunding campaign

11:51PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Social media has been awash with calls for crowdfunding donations to a local start-up’s quest to raise an Australian record-setting $250,000 to commercialise the vtalk business phone, billed as a desk phone with smartphone capabilities.

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International investment trends: Mobile apps up and games down

11:35PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Over $US60 billion ($64 billion) worth of investment deals were done internationally in quarter three this year, up significantly from $US23 billion in the same quarter in 2012, with the Asia-Pacific region leading the average deal value with $30.4 million.

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Crowdfunding: Raising money and awareness in the cloud

11:20PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | John Russell

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds. But as I recently discovered, it’s also useful for raising awareness.

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Inside the deal: Canva co-founder and investor talk about how their partnership came together

11:11PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins and Blackbird Ventures managing director Rick Baker shared how their investment partnership emerged at a Silicon Dragon network event in Sydney last week.

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Leading Sydney incubator announces ResMed veteran as new director of business development

11:00PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rose Powell

ATP Innovations has announced the appointment of Malcolm Hebblewhite as their new director of business development.

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Australian start-ups increasingly experimenting with dynamic equity splits

11:29AM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Australian entrepreneurs are increasingly exploring dynamic equity splits – an emerging flexible approach to equity management for the founders of pre-investment start-ups.

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How start-ups evolve: Bar tab start-up on growing and raising $1.1 million

11:40PM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Rose Powell

The co-founders of LOKE Digital have been focused on fixing up the hospitality space for several years now, and are preparing to launch a new start-up to boost their current offering.

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Australian opportunities to be part of the Global Startup Battle next week

11:33PM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast will be hosting Startup Weekend programs next week as part of a 200-city strong Global Startup Battle program.

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DesignCrowd raises a further $3 million: Announces plans to internationalise

11:18AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Rose Powell

DesignCrowd, an online marketplace for graphic design, has raised $3 million from Starfish Ventures.

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Why I'm running a Kickstarter campaign rather than approaching angel investors for seed capital

11:35PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Swatchmate, a hardware device that perfectly captures and matches colours, was born after co-founder Paul Peng had to hack out a piece of the wall he was trying to repaint with exactly the same colour, and realised there had to a better way.

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Ford reaches out to start-ups and developers with new hackathon

11:10PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Melbourne co-working space York Butter Factory has announced a hackathon in partnership with Ford Motors to provide developers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to experiment with Ford’s incoming in-car SYNC AppLink technology.

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