Super funds opt-in clause could boost innovation: OneVentures

6:38PM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Kye White

All members of retail and industry superannuation funds should be given the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to support Australian innovation.


You don’t have a traffic problem, you have a conversion problem

6:35PM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Gary Tramer

I’m going to say something you might not like to hear. Why? Because it’s probably the easiest way to excuse all of your problems.

 | Business advice and education

THE NEWS WRAP: Dick Costolo to step down as Twitter CEO

6:27AM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Kye White

Twitter chief executive officer Dick Costolo will step down effective July 1.

 | Growth

Three days from empty, Clipp comes back to raise $4.69 million

6:11PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Kye White

Hospitality payments and loyalty program startup Clipp has raised $4.69 million, roughly a year-and-a-half after coming within three days of running out of money.

 | Growth

On-demand laundry startup LaundryRun sets up shop in Melbourne

6:39PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

An on-demand laundry service has launched in Melbourne, hoping to chase the success enjoyed by similar startups in the United States which have raised millions of dollars in funding.

 | Growth

Why Richard Branson is giving his employees 12 months’ paid parental leave

6:19PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Eloise Keating

Virgin founder Richard Branson is taking his commitment to the health and wellbeing of his employees to the next level by offering some staff in the London and Geneva offices of its Virgin Management division 12 months of paid parental leave.

 | Innovation

Why we kept our startup in Australia

6:26PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Alan Downie

Alan Downie on why moving to Silicon Valley isn't right for every tech startup and why Bugherd and Macropod are based here in Australia.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Spotify closes $US526 million funding round to fend off Apple Music

6:37AM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Spotify has closed a $US526 million funding round in a bid to fend off Apple’s new streaming service, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 | Growth

Five fintech startups to watch in 2015

6:33PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

An increasing number of fintech startups are springing up in Australia as those in the banking sector decide to unshackle themselves from their day jobs and launch their own technology companies.

 | Growth

Lending startup Moula scoops up $30 million in Series A funding to maintain growth

6:58PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne fintech startup Moula has raised $30 million in Series A funding in a bid to accelerate growth and improve its product offering.

 | Growth Strategy

Parkhound $20,000 richer after being accepted into Melbourne Accelerator Program

6:12PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne startup Parkhound has been accepted into the latest intake of the Melbourne Accelerator Program

 | Growth

Uber ‘micropreneurs’ signal the end of work as we know it

6:26PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Danielle Logue & Markus A. Höllerer

Making money from your idle capacity is made easy by firms offering platforms to connect supply and demand in the collaborative economy.

 | Growth  | Sales and marketing

Five tips on using design to build your brand

6:44PM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | Nicki Wragg

If you’re serious about seeing your startup succeed, your brand identity and communication design strategy needs to be front of mind from the get go.

 | Growth

Who’s the Booking Boss? Tour and activities booking startup secures $2 million funding round

6:40PM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | Kye White

Sydney-based tour and activities booking startup Booking Boss has closed a $2 million Series A financing round, ahead of an expansion into Europe.

 | Growth

Bugcrowd signs deal with electric car maker Tesla Motors

6:33PM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Security testing marketplace Bugcrowd has inked a deal with Tesla Motors in order to help the electric car manufacturer improve its security systems.

 | Growth

AngelCube co-founder Adrian Stone says move to Melbourne and get $10,000 for 2% equity

6:41PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

The co-founder of AngelCube, Adrian Stone, is challenging 10 startups to relocate to Melbourne, and he’ll give them $10,000 for 2% equity to do it.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Innovation  | Leadership

Sweet charity for crowdfunding platform Chuffed – a million dollars raised in less than four months

6:39PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

Charity crowdfunding platform Chuffed has raised $3 million in donations, with one million of that being donated in the last three-and-a-half months.

 | Growth Strategy

Should governments be favouring startups over small business?

6:22PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Tech startups have a very different set of needs to the local small business.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology

OpenLearning inks deal with Australian government to bring MOOC to public servants

6:28PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

Online learning platform OpenLearning has signed a deal to deliver the Australian government’s first ever massive open online course (MOOC).

 | Business advice and education

The byte may destroy the book but the novel isn’t over yet

6:58PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Camilla Nelson

If a book is becoming something that can be downloaded from the app store, texted to your mobile phone, read in 140-character instalments on Twitter, or, indeed, watched on YouTube, what will that do to literature?

 | Growth Strategy