Local tech start-up offers $100k internship to top Aussie graduate

8:36PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | StartupSmart

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.

Expansion plans made possible for Moneysoft with new funding round of $500,000

8:05PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kye White

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.

Lack of dedicated incubators and accelerators holds back booming Australian health startup sector

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

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.

Smarter software will help chip and PIN protect us from fraud

7:09PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Chris Dahl

Changes to how credit card transactions are handled at point-of-sale will come into effect in Australia this Friday, August 1.

Four ways to bounce back after an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign

7:25PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

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.

New bitcoin peak body ADCCA launches, meets with senior public servants

7:02PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

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.

The one place where the number of female founders are kicking male ones

7:48PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Kye White

Projects with female founders are more likely to be successfully kickstarted than projects with male founders.

Australians leading the charge on crypto-currency

7:19PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Kye White

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.

Australia, an expensive home for startups

7:53PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Kye White

Both Sydney and Melbourne are almost as expensive as San Francisco for startups and their founders, according to the Expatisan Cost Of Living Index.

SocietyOne steals the march on competitors with lowest rate for personal loans

6:00AM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Kye White

Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne will launch one of Australia’s lowest interest rates for personal loans.

Australia leads the world for contactless payment but cash still king for small transactions

6:39PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Michael Walsh

Less than 1% of Australians like to make small purchases on card despite the move towards contactless technology, according to a survey published yesterday by business intelligence company RFi.

Spreets and StyleTread co-founders take a shine to jewellery startup Gemjoli

5:45PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

Spreets co-founder Justus Hammer and StyleTread co-founder Bjorn Behrendt have joined Australian online jewellery startup Gemjoli as advisory board members.

Shomi the money: Aussie startup develops font-based alternative to QR code

5:29PM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup Shomi has developed a font-based alternative to QR codes.

Finance startup aims to play matchmaker for SME loans

5:28PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Kye White

In its first two days of release, Australian startup Loandesk, an online service that helps small businesses find loans, secured more than 1.5 million loan requests from users, according to co-founder and director Leigh Dunsford.

Choosing a payment gateway for your business

5:24PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Ben Nicoll

When starting your next online business you will undoubtedly be faced with the choice of integrating a payment gateway. Here is a quick look at some of your likely options.

Kung fu novels and billion dollar floats: Five things you didn’t know about Alibaba founder Jack Ma

5:09PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Jack Ma likes kung fu novels and singing karaoke. He's also about to float the company he founded on Wall St for billions of dollars.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

First intake of Telstra’s Muru-D accelerator has their first investor pitch night

4:31PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Most of the startups midway through the Muru-d program pitched to a room of investors at the Telstra-backed accelerator’s first investor day.

The 11 rules of highly profitable companies: Best of the Web

4:56AM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Bronwen Clune

From the man who brought us the four-hour work week, self-described human guinea pig Tim Ferriss, is this pretty insightful list on what drives profitability.

Teen thinks he can save the US government $400m: A simple cost cutting strategy for startups

4:26PM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Having a cash flow crisis or just looking to save a few dollars? One 14-year-old thinks he can show you how.