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Demo day in San Francisco – a reality check for Australian startups

9:32PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Build and they will come. Except everybody knows that’s not how it happens. It was the harsh reality for AngelCube’s 2014 intake that this was also the case for their San Francisco demo day.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global events marketing platform raises $2 million in The Big Pitch funding

8:56PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | StartupSmart

ECAL, a global events marketing platform, has raised $2 million from investor and former Dodo Internet founder Larry Kestelman’s Oxygen Ventures, after winning The Big Pitch.

From quacks to quarks: What crowdfunding could do for duck genitalia and black holes

8:50PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Last year US-based scientist Patricia Brennan was forced to defend the National Science Foundation’s decision to fund her study in duck genitalia, something the scientific community regarded as totally legitimate.

Venuemob secures $530,000 in second angel investment round

8:05PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian event-led startup Venuemob has announced additional funding from investment group Sydney Angels, raising $530,000.

Muru-D demo night showcases power of the informal sales pitch

8:35AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

There were supposed to be just nine pitches at the Telstra-backed Muru-D accelerator’s demo night, but in reality there were many more.

Australia’s listed technology sector is about to boom

8:49PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Matt Barrie

Freelancer's Matt Barrie argues the ASX will become the primary means for technology companies to raise equity in Australia.

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.

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.

Cloud solutions provider Maestrano targets US expansion with $1.5 million capital raise

8:09PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based business app provider Maestrano has raised $1.5 million in funding, which will be used to expand the business internationally, with a particular focus on the United States.

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