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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.

Charitable fundraising startup Shout raises $1 million in capital, plans to raise its voice in America

8:36PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australian micro-donation fundraising platform Shout for Good has announced it is expanding into the US market after raising $1 million in capital last month.

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

Global events marketing platform raises $2 million in The Big Pitch funding

8:56PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | StartupSmart

ECAL, a global events marketing platform, has raised $2 million from investor and former Dodo Internet founder Larry Kestelman’s Oxygen Ventures, after winning The Big Pitch.

From quacks to quarks: What crowdfunding could do for duck genitalia and black holes

8:50PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Last year US-based scientist Patricia Brennan was forced to defend the National Science Foundation’s decision to fund her study in duck genitalia, something the scientific community regarded as totally legitimate.

Venuemob secures $530,000 in second angel investment round

8:05PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian event-led startup Venuemob has announced additional funding from investment group Sydney Angels, raising $530,000.

Muru-D demo night showcases power of the informal sales pitch

8:35AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

There were supposed to be just nine pitches at the Telstra-backed Muru-D accelerator’s demo night, but in reality there were many more.

Australia’s listed technology sector is about to boom

8:49PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Matt Barrie

Freelancer's Matt Barrie argues the ASX will become the primary means for technology companies to raise equity in Australia.

Local tech start-up offers $100k internship to top Aussie graduate

8:36PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Promoting it as the “World’s Best Internship” Sydney-based startup Alphatise is offering a “career starter” to an Australian university student with a $50,000 salary package and an additional $50,000 worth of shares in the company, a new Nissan Juke worth $25,000, plus a laptop and phone.

Lack of dedicated incubators and accelerators holds back booming Australian health startup sector

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s health tech startup scene is booming, both in terms of interest and innovation, but funding remains a major issue for startups, according to a leading figure in the sector.

Cloud solutions provider Maestrano targets US expansion with $1.5 million capital raise

8:09PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based business app provider Maestrano has raised $1.5 million in funding, which will be used to expand the business internationally, with a particular focus on the United States.

MAP cadets impress with entrepreneurial smarts

7:37PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Kye White

CMB Capital and the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) have launched a new cadetship that’s giving entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to learn about how to run a startup, and how to pitch to investors.

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