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.
Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.
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 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.
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 Ventures3:42PM | 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.
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 business Flow Hive has raised the most money ever on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
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 worried3:42PM | 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.
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.
South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.
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.
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.
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.
Tech multi-millionaire Steve Baxter will offer a $2 million deal to one entrepreneur on the reality television show Shark Tank this Sunday.
An Indiegogo campaign for a beehive that allows beekeepers to harvest honey simply by turning a tap has become one of Australia’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Former federal sports minister Kate Lundy will join the board of the Australian Sports Technologies Network in order to coordinate the growth of Australia’s competitive sports technology industry.
Melbourne’s bitcoin co-working space is now home to eight startups, and has plans to expand to accommodate more, just a few months after launch.
CSEF might not work the way many advocates say it could in Australia's current startup ecosystem.