ACT startup challenge winner comes up with the antidote to George Costanza’s exploding wallet

10:07PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Kye White

If George Costanza had Cardly, his wallet might never have exploded.


Hackett investment has shifted Australian aviation app into full throttle

10:59PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aviation app developer Avsoft is gaining altitude across Australia, New Zealand and the US following an investment from entrepreneur Simon Hackett, with the company recently releasing an entry-level version of its CASA-approved app for Android devices.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Online shopping cashback service turns to investors after web app launch

10:45PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

PricePal is raising capital from investors as its recently launched web app helps consumers to cash in by giving them a cashback discount on their purchases from participating online retailers.

 | Growth

Immersive technology industry set to boom with Google investing in Magic Leap

10:37PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Google has joined the race to dominate the immersive technology market after investing more than $600 million in augmented reality startup Magic Leap.

 | Growth

Oneflare secures $1 million investment to fund UK expansion

10:29PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Local services marketplace Oneflare has secured an additional $1 million in funding as the service begins preparations for international expansion.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Websites

Perth’s Spacecubed raises over $50,000 in crowdfunding for new Level 9 coworking space

10:24PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Perth coworking space Spacecubed has successfully raised over $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to open up a new space on level nine of its main St Georges Terrace venue.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Workspace

Telstra gets serious about health tech, but will the public trust it?

10:08PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | David Glance

Australian telecommunications company Telstra has this week announced its intentions to significantly develop its health business.

 | Growth

Why wearable technology will not bring about a health revolution

10:09PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | David Glance

The focus on the health aspects of wearables is part of a general trend amongst technology journalists who predict a “coming revolution in healthcare” as a result of these devices.

 | Innovation  | Technology

The online, instant loan market heats up with another player

10:17AM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup Moula has developed an online loan platform that helps small businesses get loans approved quickly.

 | Start-up Profiles

What do I need to do to claim the R&D tax incentive?

10:37PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Melanie Reen

If you are an Australian company eligible to pay tax, and you are manufacturing or developing new or improved technical services, then you may be eligible to make a claim for the R&D tax incentive.

 | Growth  | Tax

Bigcommerce signs deal with Alibaba

10:02PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian startup Bigcommerce has signed a lucrative partnership with one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms, Alibaba.

 | Growth

Meet the startup about to make your mobile expense claims a lot easier

10:10PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Kye White

Tracking mobile and data usage for expense claims is about to get easier, thanks to Perth-based startup Mobilyser.

 | Innovation

The competitiveness agenda is a good start – but is it already too late?

10:30PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Alex Malley

The federal government’s new Industry and Competitiveness Agenda is a welcome initiative on a critical issue for the nation.

 | Growth

Consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange launches

10:20PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Kye White

A new consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange has launched, looking to take advantage of the vulnerability of exchanges that sell directly to users, caused by the Australian Tax Office’s decision to treat bitcoin as property.

 | Growth  | Innovation

Put yourself in the path of change

10:18PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kye White

Innovation is putting yourself in the path of change, according to startup academic Jerome Engel. He believes those best placed to do that are the young, and Australia needs to do all it can to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs.

 | Innovation

Electric skateboard gets ready to shred off-road

10:03PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kye White

Snowboarders no longer need to head to the snowfields to get their fix. BajaBoard allows boarders to “carve up” grassy hills.

 | Start-up Profiles

Fintech startups need better help, not necessarily less regulation

10:54PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

Australia needs to better support early stage fintech ventures because they cater to the nation’s later stage strengths, according to the head of fintech accelerator AWI Ventures, Toby Heap.

 | Start-up Profiles

Rotten Tomatoes for financial planners

10:48PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

Adviser Ratings, a platform that lets users review their financial planners has launched, hoping to rebuild consumers’ faith in the sector.

 | Start-up Profiles

Startup gets ready to bin paper-based permission slips for schools

10:41PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

Every parent of school-aged children is familiar with the dreaded permission slip.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Australian online fashion startup cottons on to global market with $1.1 million seed funding round

10:21PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian online fashion brand GRANA has just closed a $1.1 million seed financing round from Bluebell Group and a group of respected strategic and angel investors in Australia and Hong Kong.

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