Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas
The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.
Localz has raised £100,000 ($A187,000) after winning European omni-channel retailer John Lewis’ JLAB incubator program, taking its total seed funding just shy of $1 million.
Australian transportation network and mobile payments startup Ingogo has raised $9.1 million, as it increases its focus on mobile payments, ahead of a planned ASX listing next year.
Perth and Melbourne-based payments startup Pin Payments has announced it is introducing a new API that will allow small businesses to automatically schedule their payments.
Australian Senate inquiry into bitcoin set to be announced, as industry group ADCCA advocates self-regulation9:51PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas
Digital currency industry body Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA) has advocated a self-regulatory framework, ahead of a Senate inquiry into cryptocurrency.
Leading Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar has begun trialling Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card, which co-founder and chief executive officer Asher Tan says is a “huge step” for adoption of the cryptocurrency in Australia.
Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.
Could your Nest do with a little more Zen? Meet the Aussie startup building a simpler, smarter thermostat9:38PM | 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”.
Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.
Brisbane-based bitcoin startup Living Room of Satoshi is giving Australian consumers the opportunity to pay bills though BPAY with bitcoin.
Promoting it as the “World’s Best Internship” Sydney-based startup Alphatise is offering a “career starter” to an Australian university student with a $50,000 salary package and an additional $50,000 worth of shares in the company, a new Nissan Juke worth $25,000, plus a laptop and phone.
Australian money management app startup Moneysoft has closed a $500,000 follow on funding round that brings its total funds raised to $1.5 million, which will be used to continue its rapid growth in the financial services space.
Australia’s health tech startup scene is booming, both in terms of interest and innovation, but funding remains a major issue for startups, according to a leading figure in the sector.
Changes to how credit card transactions are handled at point-of-sale will come into effect in Australia this Friday, August 1.
What happens if your crowdfunding campaign isn’t successful? Here are four tips to make sure you can bounce back after not hitting your funding target.
A new body advocating self-regulation for bitcoin businesses called the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association has been meeting with government departments to better inform ministers and public servants about cryptocurrency.
Projects with female founders are more likely to be successfully kickstarted than projects with male founders.
While the Australian Tax Office labours over whether or not it should classify bitcoin as money or property, here are some of the Australian companies and individuals already operating on the cutting edge of the crypto-currency space.
Both Sydney and Melbourne are almost as expensive as San Francisco for startups and their founders, according to the Expatisan Cost Of Living Index.
Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne will launch one of Australia’s lowest interest rates for personal loans.