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Taxi app Ingogo raises $9.1 million, with $1.2 million through crowd equity

9:59AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

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 sprout with a $2 million capital raise

9:00AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Tinybeans, a social network that has amassed 500,000 users in its two years since launch, has raised $2 million.

Slingshot: NRMA moves into the startup space

9:32PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Kye White

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.

The top 15 tips in applying for a tech accelerator

9:19PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Mick Liubinskas

I've just finished reviewing 180 business pitches for muru-D and will look at another 100+ for Startmate over the next few weeks.

Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

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 accelerator hits rich seam with “substantial six-figure” investment

9:25PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

Perth-based startup incubator and accelerator Atomic Sky has raised a “substantial six-figure” sum from a prominent Perth investor.

Aussie startup processes almost $2 million in secure transactions two months after launch

9:07PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

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.

Invoice2go looks to expand on the back of $35 million capital raise

9:44PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

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-regulation

9:51PM | 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.

Regulation hold-ups put Australia at risk of falling behind in the equity crowdfunding stakes

9:35PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White

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.

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.

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