Australia’s 2015 Imagine Cup finalists hope to follow in Eyenaemia’s footsteps

5:05PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two Australian health tech teams, one tackling Alzheimer’s and the other looking at student mental health, are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Eyenaemia after being named as finalists in the Imagine Cup global tournament.

Growth  | Technology

The Aussie iPhone app distorting the wireless microphone market

5:23PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Sydney-based startup has developed a smartphone-based audio recording system its founders say will do away with expensive or underpowered wireless microphones.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

This Australian company is making zombies a (virtual) reality

5:33PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian production company Jumpgate Virtual Reality has released a 90-second trailer for the upcoming horror film Scare Campaign, which will be the first Australian movie to be accompanied by a virtual reality experience.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

“I’d love to see an Atlassian mafia”: Why this entrepreneur left Atlassian to launch her own startup

5:02PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Atlassian has consistently been ranked as one of Australia's best places to work. However, a few months ago one of its product managers decided it was time to pull the plug and launch her own venture.

 | Start-up Profiles

Qwilr’s quest to create smarter document software gets a $500,000 boost

5:51PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Kye White

Sydney startup Qwilr has raised $500,000 from the Sydney Seed Fund and Macdoch Ventures to reinvent document software.

 | Start-up Profiles

Sorry, Sydney: Square joins Eventbrite, Etsy and Stripe and chooses Melbourne as its Australian headquarters

5:07PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Payments platform Square is the latest big-name international startup to launch an Australian headquarters in Melbourne thanks to the city’s reputation as a technology and cultural hub.

 | Growth Strategy

Design marketplace Redbubble raises $15.5 million, with European expansion in its sights

5:09PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Kye White

Design marketplace Redbubble has raised $15.5 million to fund its European expansion and further product development.

 | Growth Strategy

TripAdvisor acquire restaurant booking startup Dimmi: why it’s important to find “a bunch of guys that give a shit”

5:34PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Kye White

Australian restaurant booking startup Dimmi agreed to be acquired by TripAdvisor because they believed they found “a bunch of guys that give a shit” about the Dimmi brand.

 | Growth Strategy

This Melbourne startup thinks men need help to become better boyfriends

5:08PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne startup is launching with the aim of encouraging men to become better boyfriends.

 | Start-up Profiles

Meet the eight startups that landed a spot in Perth’s new tech accelerator

5:56PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Perth’s startup ecosystem is set for a boost thanks to eight startups snapping up a place in the first Amcom Upstart program.

 | Growth

Uber lashes out at ATO’s “flawed” GST ruling while competitors welcome level playing field

5:51AM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Uber has lashed out at the Australian Tax Office’s recent decision to apply the GST to its services regardless of how much drivers make, describing the ruling as “flawed” and announcing they will be challenging the determination.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Automattic buys e-commerce platform WooCommerce for more than $US30 million

5:39AM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Automattic, the parent company of, has acquired e-commerce platform WooCommerce for more than $US30 million.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Automattic buys e-commerce platform WooCommerce for more than $US30 million

5:32AM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Automattic, the parent company of, has acquired e-commerce platform WooCommerce for more than $US30 million.

 | Growth

Five ways to overcome blank page paralysis

5:10PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Whether you need to write a presentation or proposal, a book or a blog, an advertisement or an anecdote, a newsletter or news release, here are five ways to help you overcome blank page paralysis.

 | Growth  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Time to hit the Townske: User-curated city guides aim to open travellers’ eyes

5:54PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Kye White

The inspiration for Townske, a social city guide startup, came to co-founders Daniel Clark and Joe Vuong when, on a business trip in New York, they were recognised in Times Square by a barista from Starbucks.

 | Start-up Profiles

Why half a billion people downloaded Candy Crush

5:43PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Bri Williams

In order to convince us to spend so much of our time playing, game design relies heavily on behavioural psychology.

 | Growth Strategy

Games by numbers: machine learning is changing sport

5:27PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Sam Robertson

The drive to improve performance means elite sport is inundated with data from wearable technologies such as GPS, computer vision and match statistics.

 | Innovation' journey from AngelCube to Chile, to the top of the App Store

5:12PM | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Kye White

After graduating AngelCube Melbourne-founded educational app, startup has taken founder David Truong on a journey from Chile to San Francisco, from San Francisco to Berlin, and from Berlin to the top of the App Store in the Games/Educational category.

 | Start-up Profiles

Redflow welcomes Tesla to the battery market, as investors including Graeme Wood and Simon Hackett pour in another $16 million

5:20PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Redflow has welcomed the entry of US electric car maker Tesla to the large-scale battery market, after investors poured an additional $16.1 million into the zinc-bromide module (ZBM) maker.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Bill Shorten’s STEM policy wins startup support: “The best thing we’ve heard from either party in 20 years”

5:05PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Labor’s Futuresmart policy aims to have coding taught in every Australian every primary and secondary school by 2020.

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