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This Sydney startup hopes to become the one-stop-shop for planning a wedding

7:32PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for couples to find their dream wedding venue, especially in regional areas.

Start-up Profiles

How Speedlancer is leveraging Slack’s success with shido bot

7:54PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Messaging platform Slack has been hailed as the next big thing in workplace productivity. Now a Melbourne-based startup is integrating its services into the platform and making outsourcing easier than ever before.

 | Innovation

Why we raised a small round (and why you should think about doing it too)

7:24PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Geoff McQueen

Raises of $2 million are more commonly associated with startups who have an idea and some validation but no real product yet, and much less revenue. So, what’s the deal with raising what is, comparatively, a small amount of money?

 | Growth Strategy

THE NEWS WRAP: Google’s photo algorithm sorts people of colour into a folder called “gorillas”

7:34AM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | StartupSmart

Google has once again fucked up.

 | Growth

Google search results put to the UsabilityHub test by researchers

7:13PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne startup UsabilityHub has found itself playing a role in the ongoing debate about Google and how it displays search results.

 | Growth

Biotech going gangbusters as Novartis snaps up Spinifex Pharmaceuticals for more than $250 million

7:30PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the health and pharmaceutical industries abound like never before, according to the head of a venture capital fund that has half of its portfolio in biotech.

 | Innovation

The top three selling emotions – and how to use them

7:49PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When we can convince our prospects as to why they should buy from us, and take them on an emotional journey to get there, we are in a far greater position to make the sale.

 | Marketing  | Growth Strategy  | Sales  | How to start a...

A closer look at the Melbourne Startup Ecosystem

7:37PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Amir Nissen

Five years ago Australia had yet to see an accelerator program on home soil, now there are close to a dozen such programs, and counting.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple expected to pay $US450 million to e-book buyers

7:33AM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | StartupSmart

Apple has lost its appeal against a 2013 decision that found it had conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 | Growth  | Technology

Live music crowdsourcing platform GiggedIn grabs $500,000 in seed funding

7:02AM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Kye White

Live music crowdfunding platform GiggedIn has raised $500,000 to scale its live music marketing platform globally.

 | Growth

Startups urge the Abbott government to stay away from the R&D tax incentive

6:16PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Abbott government shouldn’t reduce the R&D tax incentive if it is serious about growing the startup ecosystem.

 | Growth

OpenAgent.com.au raises $6 million to capture more of Australia’s property market

6:19PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Kye White

A chance meeting and 400% year-on-year growth has helped real estate agent comparison startup OpenAgent.com.au close a $6 million funding round.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | How I did it  | How to start a...

Five entrepreneurial lessons from 99 Wuxian chief executive, Amalisia Zhang, who convinced the world’s biggest banks to back her

6:12PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Amalisia Zhang, chief executive of ASX-listed Chinese mobile commerce platform 99 Wuxian, has persuaded the chief executives of nine out of ten of China’s top banks to back her company.

 | Growth

Crowdsourcing startup Bugwolf to hunt down buggy software for Australia Post

6:12PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Crowdsourced testing startup Bugwolf has snapped up a partnership with Australia Post in a bid to help the struggling mail service iron out potential customer issues.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft sells its mapping business to Uber

6:31AM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Microsoft is selling part of its business to Uber in a deal which will see the multinational software company stop collecting its own mapping data, according to Re/code.

 | Growth

Five Aussie startups leveraging the internet and mobile technology to connect a two-sided marketplace

6:16PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

There are some great startups leveraging the internet and mobile technology to connect a two-sided marketplace.

 | Growth

Courier startup Zoom2u closes $850,000 funding round, looks to grow fleet

6:07PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | Kye White

Courier startup Zoom2u has closed an $850,000 funding round that will be used to fund its growth throughout Australia.

 | Growth Strategy

What if your manager's work could be replaced with an algorithm?

6:15PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | John Rice

Are we at the dawn of an age without managers and, if so, could this be a very good thing?

 | Growth Strategy

How to use original content to help grow your business

6:41PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Louisa Dahl

Every marketer knows that content is king, but how many organisations are truly placing content at the core of their strategy?

 | Marketing  | Growth Strategy  | Websites

One bright idea that could transform innovation in Australia

6:37PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Tony Peacock

When it comes to fostering innovation and the commercialisation of world class research, there is something the United States has that we lack.

 | Growth Strategy
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