Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter’s tips for how to find an investor for your business

3:03PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Eloise Keating

More Australian businesses should consider listing on the Australian Stock Exchange to raise the capital needed to keep growing, says technology entrepreneur and Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter.


Copying Apple improves Samsung’s phones and payment system but won’t help its sales

3:21AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | David Glance

Having lost 10% of its market share over the past year, Samsung has reverted to doing what it really knows how to do best, which is to copy Apple.

 | Growth

Hackers' kit bag: the tools that terrorise the internet

3:15AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | James H. Hamlyn-Harris

Here are some of the easiest and most potent tools being used by hackers, l33t and noob for both good and ill.

 | Growth

International Women’s Day: why we need more female investors as well as startup founders

3:27AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognise the contributions women make to the Australian startup ecosystem.

 | Growth  | Female entrepreneurs

Algorithms and robots the future of financial advice, but startup barriers loom large

3:25AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The financial services industry is slowly moving towards automated advice, according to the founder of a startup that plans to use algorithms to give people more control over their investments.

 | Growth

Perth-based education startup finds new way to open dialogue between parents and teachers

3:51PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A Perth-based startup that enables parents to take an active role in their children’s education will be rolled out across six schools in the city.

 | Start-up Profiles

Health tech: Why epidemiology in the age of Dr Google is nothing to sneeze at

3:17PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Marcel Salathé

Digital epidemiology is the idea that the health of a population can be assessed through digital traces, in real time.

 | Innovation

Infographic: Melbourne's startup ecosystem

3:44AM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | StartupSmart

The Founders Institute has created a Melbourne focused Ecosystem Canvas which highlights the resources available to startup founders based in Victoria’s capital.

 | Growth

It’s all in the culture – Melbourne-based startup Culture Amp secures $8 million in Series A funding

3:42AM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Kye White

Workplace culture analytics startup Culture Amp has raised $US6.3 million ($A8.1 million) in Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures and Blackbird Ventures.

 | Growth

Will Australians accessing American Netflix jump ship when the service launches Down Under?

3:44PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Streaming giant Netflix will launch in Australia on March 24, however, thousands of locals already have access to the company’s American service thanks to browser plug-ins and VPNs.

 | Growth

Competition heats up in delivery space, as Shippit battles Parcel Point

3:17PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Missing a parcel will become a thing of the past if Shippit gets its way.

 | Start-up Profiles

Communications tech startup Tapit partners with security giant Gemalto

3:06PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian contactless communications startup Tapit has announced a partnership with international digital security company Gemalto in order to launch a new service called ‘Tapit and Buy’.

 | Growth

Speedlancer teams up with Canva for speedy designs with a twist

3:55PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Outsourcing startup Speedlancer has announced a partnership with design service Canva in order for customers to personalise professional designs within a short timeframe.

 | Growth  | Business

Conversion rate optimisation explained: What it can do for your e-commerce website

3:45PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Mark Freidin

Conversion rate optimisation is one of the latest services being offered by a growing number of companies to businesses that rely on their websites to either convert sales or lead to an enquiry.

 | Business advice and education

THE NEWS WRAP: Pebble Time becomes the most-funded Kickstarter project

3:23AM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Pebble Time has become the most-backed Kickstarter project in the crowdfunding platform’s history, raising more than $US14 million with 24 days to go.

 | Growth

Flinders University and SA government sign MoU with US organisation for clean tech development

3:19PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.

 | Venture Capital  | Business advice and education

Netflix confirms Australian launch date

3:29AM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Netflix has confirmed it will officially launch in Australia and New Zealand on March 24.

 | Growth

ParcelPoint hits $7 million in funding, plans to double network of partnerships

3:54PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

Australian online retail delivery network startup ParcelPoint has raised $7 million, which will be used to double its network of partnerships and add more staff over the next financial year.

 | Start-up Profiles

Online shopping platform puts the negotiation into buying

3:39PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

An Australian startup is making online shopping more collaborative by allowing consumers and retailers to negotiate prices.

 | Start-up Profiles

Health techs first up for industry-focused Innovyz accelerator programs

2:55PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Adelaide-based international business accelerator Innovyz has opened applications to the first of its industry-focused nine-month Innovation programs, with applications now open for high growth businesses in the health tech sector.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital