YC-backed startups now worth more than $65 billion

8:22AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Nearly a third of all Y Combinator-backed startups have shut down, but those that are left are now worth more than $US65 billion.


BodyWise app pivots to be more habit-forming

8:41PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Mike Halligan knew his startup wasn’t working; the fitness and health app didn't just get negative feedback from users, but from the makers of the app themselves.

 | Growth Strategy

Stone & Chalk startup hub open for business

8:32PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Fintech co-working space Stone & Chalk has finally announced the 41 initial startups that will be housed in the Sydney hub, three months after it first planned to open.

 | Growth

Enchanted week spells a lot of work for Ticket Fairy's Ritesh Patel

8:15PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Ritesh Patel has been awake for nearly 24 hours when he answers the phone. It’s fast approaching 2am in London, but he’s still hard at work.

 | How I did it

Inventor aims to get thought-controlled wheelchair into production phase

8:37PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Kye White

It’s difficult to imagine anything more terrifying than blacking out and waking up in a hospital bed, realising you’re unable to do anything but blink.

 | Innovation

Konnective cashed up and ready to expand

8:25PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Inter-business messaging service Konnective has grown by 50% this year and now has over 30,000 users as it looks to expand rapidly outside of Australia.

 | How I did it

Tech giants hit hard by market turmoil but rebound

8:14AM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Things didn’t look good for publicly-listed tech companies yesterday.

 | Growth

Freelance accounting startup Accodex raises $180,000

8:31PM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Kye White

Adelaide-based startup Accodex, a cloud-based platform for freelance accountants, has raised $180,000 in seed funding from investors in Australia and the United States.

 | Growth

Watch this space: NASA in talks with Aussie 3D printing startup Aurora Labs

8:54PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

NASA has come knocking on the door of an Australian 3D-printing startup.

 | Innovation

Kogan expansion plans in full flight with travel division launch

8:33PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Renee Thompson

Australian online retailer Kogan is set to reach even greater heights with the launch of its new travel division, Kogan Travel.

 | Growth

Aussies get their 150 seconds to shine at YC demo fest

8:55PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Two Australian startup founders have delivered perhaps the biggest pitches of their lives at the Y Combinator Demo Days this week.

 | Start-up Profiles

Tech pioneer Ron Creevey on whingers and why entrepreneur is “almost a dirty word” in Australia

8:53PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Eloise Keating

Australian entrepreneurs are too quick to “whinge” and lack the courage to have a go says one of the nation’s leading technology pioneers.

 | Innovation

Starting block: Palette raises $1 million for colour-capturing Cube

8:52PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Kye White

Palette, a Melbourne startup which successfully crowdfunded its colour-capturing Cube last year, has raised $1 million to add staff, and support its retail strategy.

 | How I did it

How to win new customers when you're not advertising

8:32PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Bin Teo

Besides delivering work, hiring staff and managing clients' expectations, every business bears the responsibility of bringing in new business.

 | Business advice and education

Transport's innovation problem: why haven’t flying cars taken off?

8:14PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | John Preston

Flying cars and teleportation may have captured the imagination decades ago, but most current methods of transport have been around a long time.

 | Innovation

Collaboration is the way forward for startups: CSIRO scientist

8:23PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startups need to collaborate more with big businesses and industries to provide testing grounds for new, innovative technologies.

 | Innovation

Tackling customer acquisition: Two Aussie startups share their strategies

8:53PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

It took online wine retailer Vinomofo a number of iterations before they settled on a customer acquisition strategy the team felt was working best.

 | How I did it

Bright future: Google launches Project Sunroof

8:35AM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Google has launched a new service allowing Google Maps users to determine how well solar panels will work on their house.

 | Innovation

Piece plan: Why M&A is like a game of chess

8:28PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Ron Pragides

Tactical moves on the chessboard are sometimes obvious but long-term strategy determines the winner.

 | Growth Strategy  | Business advice and education

Swift action attracts investors ahead of deal announcement

8:19PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian logistics platform startup Swift has closed a $US675,000 angel round to accelerate product development in the Asia-Pacific region and continue its expansion in the US.

 | How I did it