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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.

Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

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.

 | Venture Capital

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”.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology

Three steps to help secure Australia’s future as a startup hub

9:34PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | StartupSmart

StartupAUS has penned an open letter to government, which calls on the new Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program to take three major factors into consideration.

 | Financing a business

Three tips on how to run a successful Kickstarter by a team that smashed it

9:41PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Kye White

After compiling everything it needed for a Kickstarter campaign, the Ninja Blocks team decided to completely scrap all they’d done, rather than publish a campaign they didn’t believe in.

 | Venture Capital

Sydney needs to be Australia’s startup capital, says Mike Cannon-Brookes

9:30PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Kye White

Australia needs a single city where all its tech startups are concentrated, and that city should be Sydney, according to Atlassian co­founder Mike Cannon­-Brookes.

 | Financing a business

BlueChilli backed by Myer Family Investments and Simon Hackett in $5m raise

9:37PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian technology startup BlueChilli Group today announced it had closed an $5 million round of investment, led by the Myer Family Investments and Internode founder Simon Hackett.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Australia’s FinSuite joins Asia-Pacific fintech accelerator program

9:08PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup FinSuite has been selected as one of eight companies to participate in the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific accelerator program.

 | Venture Capital

Startup Grind, about friends not contacts

8:47PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Kye White

The growth of Startup Grind events in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide has mirrored the growth of the Australian startup ecosystem.

 | Venture Capital

Pocketbook marks 100,000 users and announces a Series A raise

8:09PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Kye White

Financial services startup Pocketbook has announced it's reached 100,000 users and is seeking $2.5 million in Series A funding.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Bitcoin ruling still doesn’t answer which country has the right to tax

8:55PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Miranda Stewart

Last week, the ATO published long-awaited guidance on the Australian tax treatment of bitcoin, in the form of draft rulings regarding income tax, Goods and Services Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax.

 | Financing a business  | Tax

Muru-D makes a good case for the corporate backing of startups in Australia

8:20PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kye White

The first batch of Muru-D startups are going to be a difficult act to follow, according to Muru-D co-founder Annie Parker.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Where to launch entrepreneurial crowdfunding projects and other top tips for successful Indiegogo campaigns

8:54PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Kye White

The amount of funds raised by Australian Indiegogo campaigns has increased by 40% over the past year.

 | Venture Capital

The winners and losers from the ATO’s bitcoin guidance

8:42PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Alan Tsen

The Australian Taxation Office has released its much anticipated guidance on the taxation treatment of bitcoin. Along with the guidance paper they released a slew of draft rulings.

 | Legal matters  | Tax

Do I need insurance for my online business?

8:44PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Insurance  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Charitable fundraising startup Shout raises $1 million in capital, plans to raise its voice in America

8:36PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australian micro-donation fundraising platform Shout for Good has announced it is expanding into the US market after raising $1 million in capital last month.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

11 things you need to know about the ATO’s bitcoin guidance

8:16PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Here are 11 key points from the ATO’s guidance on bitcoin released on Wednesday from McCullough Robertson senior Associate Reuben Bramanathan and Amor Sexton of Adroit Lawyers.

 | Financing a business

Making sense and nonsense of who gets funding

8:48PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Lucy Zhang

Is crowdfunding being led (or misled) by a misguided herd mentality?

 | Financing a business

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

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Paying bills through Satoshi’s living room, all part of a plan to grow cryptocurrency in Australia

8:38PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane-based bitcoin startup Living Room of Satoshi is giving Australian consumers the opportunity to pay bills though BPAY with bitcoin.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow
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