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Equitise launches its crowdfunding platform in New Zealand

1:46PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise launched in New Zealand on Friday, with one startup seeking to use the platform to raise $350,000.

PayPal’s John Lunn on how digital currencies will disrupt the way “inefficient 30-year-old banking services move money”

1:55PM | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Kye White

The potential for digital currency to move money around the world more efficiently is huge, according to PayPal developer network global director John Lunn.

How much equity should an accelerator take? BlueChilli defends its Disrupt@Scale program

1:16PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Some Australian entrepreneurs have raised concerns over the amount of equity BlueChilli's Disrupt@Scale program is asking for.

Startups to receive jumpstart from NRMA’s first accelerator program

1:32PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has announced the startups taking part in the company’s first accelerator program.

Optus-Innov8 startups get access to new co-working space in San Francisco

1:29PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Block 71, a new co-working space in the South of Market District in San Francisco, will help ease the transition for Asia-Pacific startups heading to the United States.

Crowdsourcing startup Handkrafted secures $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund

1:03PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bespoke crowdsourcing platform Handkrafted has secured $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund in order to accelerate platform development and market expansion.

Private investors get on the Dog and Bone – smartphone tech startup raises $2.46 million

1:49PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

Mobile technology startup Dog and Bone has raised $US2 million ($A2.46 million) from private investors which will be used to accelerate the roll out of patent-pending technologies.

How the gender gap in venture capital funding can be tackled in 2015

1:46PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A study by Harvard Business School has found venture capitalists prefer funding handsome men in comparison to female entrepreneurs – even when the content of their pitches is exactly the same.

Victorian sports startups to get a head start with new accelerator program

1:02PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced an accelerator program to help Victorian startups tap into the $300 billion global sports products market.

More startup investments coming after Cisco invests in Blackbird Ventures

12:02PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Cisco has become the first major corporate investor in Blackbird Ventures, with the move paving the way for more investments in promising Australian startups.

Scale makes third investment in startup connecting businesses with social media professionals

12:37PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

An invite-only marketplace that connects businesses with freelance social media and community professionals is the latest startup to secure seed funding from Scale Investors, the angel investor network focusing on funding startups with female executives.

Melbourne-based startup closes $500,000 seed funding round, backed by Bevan Clark and Guy King

12:26PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Melbourne-based grocery delivery startup YourGrocer has just closed out a $500,000 seed funding round, led by Bevan Clarke, Guy King and other private investors.

Stellar focused on making the financial system more inclusive

12:52PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Kye White

A new digital currency protocol called Stellar is taking the principle of “participatory democracy” and applying it to financial systems.

Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne closes new funding round with backing from Murdoch and Packer

12:55PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne has closed a new funding round reportedly worth more than $10 million, led by Consolidated Press Holdings, News Corp Australia and Australian Capital Equity.

Fat Hen gets ready to lay a golden egg as government plays chicken on equity crowdfunding

12:39PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Kye White

Perth startup Fat Hen has launched a “crowd powered” venture capital firm that gives all investors the chance to invest in early stage startups.

Hackagong announces 2014 winners

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

This year’s Hackagong has seen the largest turnout since it was founded in 2012, with almost 50 teams competing for a prize pool of more than $100,000.

Putting a startup on the map: Simon Hackett joins investors pouring $5 million into Spookfish

12:42PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Internode founder and BlueChilli investor Simon Hackett has joined a group of investors who are injecting $5 million in capital into geospatial mapping firm Spookfish.

NICTA chief Hugh Durrant-Whyte resigns after bust-up with board over funding and governance

12:18PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

National ICT Australia chief executive officer professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has resigned.

Successful crowdfunding campaign speaks volumes about suitcase soundsystems

11:16PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Forget about vinyl – the next big thing among audiophiles could be suitcases reinvented as speakers, with a Melbourne-based startup raising $17,370 for the devices (against a target of $16,000) in just days on Pozible.

Melbourne startup Tiger Pistol closes $3.1 million funding round

11:07AM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne-based social marketing startup Tiger Pistol has closed a $3.1 million round of funding led by domain registration company Melbourne IT.

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