A number of Australian startups raising significant funding in recent months is a result of the globalisation of venture capital and Australia’s reputation as a startup creator, say investors.
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.
Tinybeans, a social network that has amassed 500,000 users in its two years since launch, has raised $2 million.
Startup accelerator Slingshot, in partnership with the National Roads and Motorists Association, has launched Jumpstart, a new accelerator program that is looking for smart services, connected cars, connected members and member lifestyle startups.
I've just finished reviewing 180 business pitches for muru-D and will look at another 100+ for Startmate over the next few weeks.
For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.
Perth-based startup incubator and accelerator Atomic Sky has raised a “substantial six-figure” sum from a prominent Perth investor.
A Melbourne-based startup is on a mission to make it just as secure and convenient for people to buy ‘big ticket’ items online as it is to make smaller purchases.
Focusing on building a great product has been key to the success of Invoice2go, which has just announced it has raised $35 million in funding, according to founder Chris Strode.
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.
Australia is at risk of becoming one of the last developed markets in the world to act in support of equity crowdfunding, according to the founder of equity crowdfunding platform Equitise, Chris Gilbert.
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.
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.
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 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”.
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.
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.
Australian startup FinSuite has been selected as one of eight companies to participate in the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific accelerator program.
The growth of Startup Grind events in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide has mirrored the growth of the Australian startup ecosystem.
The first batch of Muru-D startups are going to be a difficult act to follow, according to Muru-D co-founder Annie Parker.