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BlueChilli security startup TokenOne closes third funding round to fuel international expansion

4:29PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Cyber security startup TokenOne has secured a third round of funding in order to fuel its international expansion and grow its sales and marketing team.

Pivot to profit works a treat for business management platform

3:06AM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Kye White

Cloud-based business management platform WORKetc founder Daniel Barnett says KPMG and Advance’s elevate61 program will provide much needed assistance to startups that have traction, but are looking to scale rapidly.

Know your numbers: WeTeachMe co-founder grilled on Shark Tank

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The co-founder of education marketplace WeTeachMe learnt a valuable lesson on last night’s episode of Shark Tank: know your numbers.

What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

3:26PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Kevin Davis

Peer-to-peer lending promises to revolutionise small business finance. But there are also risks, both for lenders and borrowers.

Medtech’s Got Talent is back – and this year’s winner gets $60,000 in funding

3:13PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Applications are open for health tech pitching competition MedTech’s Got Talent, with Victorian startups encouraged to apply.

Startup Weekend to help Melbourne entrepreneurs crack into the fast-growing fintech space

3:03PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne will host a fintech meet-up this weekend aimed at giving early-stage entrepreneurs an understanding of the skills they will need to disrupt the big banks and major financial institutions.

Peer-to-peer lending space heats up in Australia

3:50PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.

A decade of Nitro: Sam Chandler reflects on the dawn of Australia’s startup ecosystem

3:29PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sam Chandler says the growing Australian ecosystem has made a night and day difference to launching a tech company, nearly a decade after he founded Nitro in May 2005.

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise makes its first acquisition

3:42PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise has purchased a business directory called Rabble, founded by one of New Zealand’s most prominent tech investors, which it intends to roll out in Australia.

VentureCrowd and Sydney Angels team up to put equity crowdfunding on the agenda

3:38PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has announced a partnership with investor group Sydney Angels so more startups can benefit from crowdfunding.

Up to the task: Enterprise resourcing platform etaskr closes $1.3 million seed round from Oxygen Ventures

3:42PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Kye White

Enterprise resourcing platform etaskr has announced it has closed a $1.3 million seed round from Oxygen Ventures. The funding will be used to make strategic hires, scale the platform and develop the product.

Bugcrowd raises $6 million in Series A funding

3:46PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Security testing marketplace Bugcrowd has raised $6 million in Series A funding, bringing the total amount of funding raised by the startup to $9 million.

Aussie beekeeper entrepreneurs set record for the most money ever raised on Indiegogo

3:52PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Cara Waters

Aussie business Flow Hive has raised the most money ever on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

$10,000 up for grabs in Shark Tank competition

3:35PM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Kye White

Optus in partnership with Channel 10 is hosting a pitching competition with $10,000 cash up for grabs along with mentoring sessions with the Optus’ Venture Capital team, Shoes of Prey founder Jodie Fox and Shark Tank judge Janine Allis.

Neighbourhood network Nextdoor raised millions ahead of international expansion, but local startup not worried

3:42PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The social network for neighbours, Nextdoor, has raised $US110 million ($A140m) in funding in a bid to expand its presence in the United States and overseas.

Money flows as Aussie honey startup cracks $5.5 million mark on Indiegogo

3:26PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian father-and-son duo who raised more than $1 million within three hours on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo have now broken the $US4 million ($A5.1m) mark.

Flinders University and SA government sign MoU with US organisation for clean tech development

3:19PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.

How to build a sustainable venture capital industry in Australia

3:13PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | James McKinnon

There are a ton of opinion pieces written every day about what is lacking from Australia’s startup ecosystem. So much so that it’s easy to be confused about what we really need.

Why Expocentric founder Stan Kruss knocked back $2 million from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

3:13PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

The founder of Expocentric, Stan Kruss, says it was easy to walk away from a $2 million investment offer from tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter, given it was tied to listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Health techs first up for industry-focused Innovyz accelerator programs

2:55PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Adelaide-based international business accelerator Innovyz has opened applications to the first of its industry-focused nine-month Innovation programs, with applications now open for high growth businesses in the health tech sector.

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