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

Video recruitment platform could put an end to phone interviews

2:11PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A Sydney startup hopes to make the recruitment process easier by eliminating phone interviews and replacing them with video.

 | Growth

High-flying Simon Hackett-backed aviation app wins industry award and major defence contract

2:11PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

AvSoft Australia has taken out Australia’s top prize for civil aviation innovation, with the electronic flight bag app also winning a major contract with the Australian Army.

 | Growth  | Technology

A case of pay to (Google) Play? Android app store getting paid search ads

2:05PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has announced it is going to begin introducing paid search results for apps into its Google Play app store, with the news drawing a mixed reaction from Australian app developers.

 | Growth  | Technology