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Disruption is the new black: A starting point to be successful in transformation

7:39PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | endro Fujiono and Matt Shepherd

There is good news for business investment, if leaders are willing to disrupt to transform.

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International freighting online marketplace CargoHound raises $800,000

7:43PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

An Australian startup aiming to revolutionise the international freight industry has secured $800,000 seed funding and is now looking to aggressively expand.

 | Innovation

StartupAUS welcomes Queensland budget’s focus – $24 million boost for startups

7:34PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup industry lobby group StartupAUS says more states should follow Queensland’s lead and look to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.

 | Growth Strategy

Follow up: Why it’s more crucial than ever to create a strategy to engage with prospective leads

7:20PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Natasa Denman

I love the saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ and I believe most sales, especially service-based ones don’t happen quickly either.

 | Growth Strategy

THE NEWS WRAP: Another Reddit executive quits

7:53AM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Following CEO Ellen Pao’s resignation from the company only days ago, Reddit chief engineer Bethanye Blount has quit after less than two months in the job.

 | Growth

Oneflare raises $3 million, plans to scale up Australian growth and abandons international expansion

7:39PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian local services marketplace Oneflare has announced it has closed a $3 million funding round and will focus on the Aussie market, suspending plans for an international expansion.

 | Growth

Y Combinator’s Sam Altman thinks enterprise, mobile and biotech startups have enormous potential and Australian investors agree

7:12PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A focus on enterprise, mobile and biotech present the biggest opportunities for startup founders and investors.

 | Growth Strategy

Queensland government places startups front and centre of new economic policy

7:58PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startups have been placed front and centre in the Queensland government’s state budget, with a $24 million cash injection aiming to nurture the state’s entrepreneurs.

 | Growth

Outdated views shut entrepreneurial women out of capital markets

7:27PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Andre Sammartino

Despite considerable success in the international arena, many female entrepreneurs still struggle to raise capital.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook’s security chief calls for the end of Adobe Flash

7:29AM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Plagued by continual security flaws and even more continual demands to be updated, Adobe Flash doesn’t have many friends anymore.

 | Growth

Startup LawAdvisor launches its ‘democratic’ legal advice platform

7:00AM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

LawAdvisor aims to “democratise” legal services in Australia through an online platform that will connect people with a verified legal practitioner for free.

 | Growth

“Our future is being won in places like River City Labs”: PM Tony Abbott

7:21PM | Monday, 13 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Brisbane’s River City Labs had some special guests over the weekend, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and federal MP Wyatt Roy paying a visit.

 | Growth Strategy

Australia’s first online funeral planning program aims to make a difficult task a little easier

7:46PM | Monday, 13 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Stephanie Longmuir regularly sees grieving families grappling with the difficult task of trying to decide how a loved one would want to be remembered.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Reddit CEO resigns, replaced by site’s founder

7:38AM | Monday, 13 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

After a tumultuous fortnight, Reddit’s interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned on Saturday, with co-founder and original CEO Steve Huffman immediately replacing her.

 | Growth

Springboard Enterprises Australia's accelerator program for female entrepreneurs launched – sexism still rife in startup ecosystem

7:41PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Since entering the tech startup world, Carolyn Mee has regularly encountered the sexism and inequality that often pervades the industry...

 | Growth

Straight-talking ANZ CTO Patrick Maes signals bank’s intent to partner with more Aussie fintech startups

7:55PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Kye White

ANZ wants to build relationships with Australian fintech startups, so they can partner to solve global problems in the financial services industry.

 | Innovation

High price of law gets some crowdfunding justice

7:46PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Working for a large plaintiff law firm, Andrew Montesi regularly saw people unable to access justice because of high legal costs. He decided to do something about it.

 | Innovation

Uber waiting on regulator’s green light with Australian regional launch plans

7:40PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Kye White

Uber is waiting on regulators before pushing into regional Australia, a spokesperson for the company says.

 | Growth

Shaking off my corporate anxiety

7:53PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Dan Medcraft

Changing jobs can be hard, changing careers is harder, and changing from a corporate role to a start-up (or vice-versa) can be either the best or the worst decision you’ve ever made.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook now lets you control your newsfeed

7:14AM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Facebook has added a new feature allowing users to specifically select what content they want to see first on their newsfeed.

 | Growth
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