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Beautiful growth figures lead to $3 million investment for bellabox

9:36PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

A growing and engaged database of subscribers is what led to Allure Media investing $3 million in beauty subscription service startup bellabox, according to co-founder and chief executive officer Sarah Hamilton.

Growth  | Financing a business

Demo day, the Australian way

9:44PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

If you’ve gone through an incubator program, demo days are the culmination of months of hard work, the big reveal of what you’ve been working on to impress an investor network. A graduation of sorts.

 | Growth

Australian online retailers need to embrace effective shipping solutions and mobile-optimisation: report

9:30PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

Free shipping and mobile-friendly websites are the key issues facing Australian retailers, according to a joint study by the Australian Retailers Association and e-commerce solution provider ChannelAdvisor.

 | Growth

This charitable crowdfunding startup’s pretty chuffed about hitting $1 million in donations

9:18PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Kye White

Charitable crowdfunding website Chuffed has surpassed $1 million in donations just under a year after going live.

 | Growth

Wealth of opportunity awaits for startups in finance

9:07PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Kye White

Wealth management services offer the next big opportunity for disruption in the finance sector, according to head of AWI Ventures Toby Heap.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber takes Lyft for a ride in the taxi disruptor wars

9:32AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Kye White

The battle between transportation network startups Uber and Lyft isn’t a close fight, Wired reports.

 | Growth

NSW government move to cut credit card surcharge brings taxi industry startups into the fold

9:28AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Kye White

The founders of transportation network startups ingogo and GoCatch have praised the New South Wales government’s move to drop the taxi credit card surcharge fee in the state.

 | Growth

Vend partners with DC POS to make bitcoin payments a reality for Australian retailers

9:55PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Kye White

Point-of-sale software provider Vend has partnered with Australian startup DC POS to enable its Australian retailers to accept bitcoin.

 | Growth

Atlassian sales up by 44% for 2013-14 financial year

9:04PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Kye White

Atlassian has announced at its annual summit in San Jose that sales rose 44% to $US215 million ($A234m) for the fiscal year ended June 30.

 | Growth

Canberra startup to match employers with Australians living with a disability

9:30PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Canberra-based startup is looking to tackle Australia’s low disability employment rate by making it easier for businesses to employ people living with a disability.

 | Growth

Five tips for managing a remote team

9:36PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Eric Wong

With the rise of video conferencing, many Australian businesses have now implemented policies and supporting technologies to enable remote working, and as a result they are reaping the benefits.

 | Growth

Data-driven innovation boosts Aussie economy by $67 billion in 2013: How your startup can get a slice of the action

9:27PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

Innovation driven by the use of data contributed the equivalent of the entire retail sector to the Australian economy in 2013, according to research published today by PwC.

 | Growth

GreenSync takes on giants to save on energy costs

9:20PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Kye White

Honeywell and General Electric aren’t what you would call “small competitors”, but that’s exactly who Australian startup GreenSync is taking on as it looks to expand internationally.

 | Growth

IKEA set to assemble online offering in Australia

9:13PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is looking to expand its global online shopping services, including home delivery.

 | Growth

Super funds need to invest more in domestic equity: AVCAL

9:00PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Kye White

AVCAL’s submission to the Financial System Inquiry points out that investment in domestic private equity and venture capital is just 1% of the total superannuation savings pool of $1.8 trillion.

 | Growth

Apple Pay heralds a new, safe era of cashless convenience

9:55PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | David Tuffley

Mobile payment systems have been around for years without gaining much traction, but this might be about to change with the release of the iPhone 6’s Apple Pay.

 | Growth

Forget the crystal vase, Envelope.do have got an experience in store for newlyweds

9:20PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Wedding registries have long been dominated by lists of homeware products, but a Melbourne startup is taking a new approach by encouraging wedding guests to gift “moments”.

 | Growth

Qanda Technology hitches a ride on the collaborative economy caravan with latest acquisition

9:12PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Qanda Technology has agreed a deal to acquire peer-to-peer online caravan rental marketplace Caramavan.

 | Growth

Cryptocurrency startup learns a lesson or two about protecting its interests

9:54PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Online cryptocurrency marketplace CryptoThrift is learning the perils of operating an online marketplace in its infancy.

 | Growth

Is Amazon eyeing off the Australian grocery market?

9:11PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

The duopoly in Australia’s grocery market could be in for a shake-up by an unexpected international entrant: Amazon.

 | Growth
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