Australian education startup OpenLearning strikes a big deal with the Malaysian government on MOOCs

9:40PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup OpenLearning has secured a deal with the Malaysian government to deliver 15% of the country’s public university courses as massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Start-up Profiles

Three ways to improve your pitch to investors

9:14PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

A common problem among startups when pitching is a poor understanding of their business model, according to Will Deane, managing director of Exto Partners.

 | Start-up Profiles

New website to help entrepreneurs perfect their pitch and avoid stage fright

9:58PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new online community for startups has sprung up, allowing entrepreneurs around the world to gain valuable feedback on a recorded 35-second elevator pitch.

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Pollenizer shifts to help businesses disrupt themselves

9:50PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

One of Australia’s first startup incubators Pollenizer is shifting its focus from helping individuals create startups, to assisting big corporates like Optus spin out their own startups.

 | Growth

Lean thinking – how you’re doing it wrong!

9:01PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Scott Middleton

Businesses with digital projects have accepted that lean thinking and agile methodologies provide the best approach for their projects and ventures.

 | Growth Strategy

Fine dining market an appetising prospect for the Catch Group’s new venture

9:46PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White and Kirsten Robb

Australian e-commerce player the Catch Group, the company behind Catch of the Day and Scoopon, has launched its latest digital venture, hoping to take a further slice out of the online market.

 | Innovation

Employees waste 54 minutes per day as IT systems keep businesses in the slow lane

9:38PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Around 35% of Australian workers complain they are hindered at work by issues with legacy IT systems, despite Australian businesses spending $44 billion per year on IT.

 | Business advice and education

Apple and Google make changes in the battle for new markets

9:37AM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Michael Cowling

Has Google finally decided to take total control of its Android destiny with the release of its Android One operating system?

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Google X founder Sebastian Thrun leaves Google to focus on Udacity

9:26AM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

Google X founder Sebastian Thrun has left his role as VP and fellow at the company.

 | Growth

Strike a digital pose: StyleMatch capital raise hopes to digitise wardrobes

9:10PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup StyleMatch is hoping to attract consumers to its platform, one of many in the competitive online shopping space, by allowing them to “digitise their wardrobe” and use a mobile “virtual change room”.

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Invoice2go looks to expand on the back of $35 million capital raise

9:44PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

Focusing on building a great product has been key to the success of Invoice2go, which has just announced it has raised $35 million in funding, according to founder Chris Strode.

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Driving to and from work just got a little bit easier

9:34PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is hoping to alleviate parking congestion in Australia’s major cities by making it easier for people to find and book car spaces online.

 | Start-up Profiles

How Ruwan Weerasooriya raised $4 million for a business with only $30,000 turnover

9:45PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Cara Waters

Serial entrepreneur Ruwan Weerasooriya was celebrating at last week’s Smart50 awards after just raising $4 million on the Australian Securities Exchange for his latest business, Rewardle.

 | Growth

The solution to equity crowdfunding lies with ASIC

9:31PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Kye White

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has the power to boost the amount of funding available from equity crowdfunding overnight, without any need for new legislation, according to Australian Small Scale Offerings Board chief executive officer Paul Niederer.

 | Growth

Australian Senate inquiry into bitcoin set to be announced, as industry group ADCCA advocates self-regulation

9:51PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Digital currency industry body Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA) has advocated a self-regulatory framework, ahead of a Senate inquiry into cryptocurrency.

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Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

9:13PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Alibaba set to raise $24 billion in massive IPO

9:25AM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Kye White

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is set to raise $US21.8 billion ($A24.232 billion) in its initial public offering, according to reports.

 | Growth

Confessions of serial entrepreneurs Matt Barrie, Susan Wu and Andrea Culligan

9:39PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Cara Waters

If you’re starting out as an entrepreneur you’re likely to be a PHD: poor, hungry and driven, according to last night’s panel of serial entrepreneurs at the SmartCompany and Crowe Horwath Smart50 awards.

 | Growth

CoinJar pioneers Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card

9:12AM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White

Leading Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar has begun trialling Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card, which co-founder and chief executive officer Asher Tan says is a “huge step” for adoption of the cryptocurrency in Australia.

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