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GetViable acquired by Bigcolors

8:37PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup idea incubator GetViable has been acquired by Bigcolors, a Hong Kong-based site that invests in early stage startups through its crowdfunding platform, or directly through its seed fund.

Sell a business  | Exit Strategy

Before ScriptRock: From scrappy startup to $10 million funding rounds

8:08PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Niki Scevak

In this series, Startmate’s Niki Scevak takes a look back at some of their alumni and the journey they have made from a scrappy idea to some of Australia’s next startups to watch.

 | Growth

Appster attracts senior industry heavyweights as strategic advisors

8:28PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Appster, one of Australia’s fastest growing web and app development companies, has appointed two new strategic advisers to the business.

 | Growth

“Show me the honey!” How being found by bees, inspired this GPS-enabled, thief-proof, beetle-trapping hive

8:57PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Queensland’s Hive Haven has integrated GPS (Bee PS, perhaps?) trackers into its apiaries, which have been specially designed to combat small hive beetle without using insecticides.

 | Start-up Profiles

Property market demand startup Next For Sale dreams of US success

8:51PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

Ten months after launching, Next For Sale will head to Silicon Valley in search of investment after winning the Skillsapien pitch to Silicon Valley series.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Sydney startup’s vision is to become the AdWords of digital billboard advertising

8:16PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

The appeal of online ads for advertisers is in the medium’s ability to target ads to a specific audience, and now a Sydney-based startup has developed technology that allows digital screens to do something similar in the real world.

 | Marketing  | Advertising  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Australia's ScriptRock raises $8.7m and aims to focus on growth

8:13PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

ScriptRock has raised a $8.7M Series A Round led by August Capital, who also led investment in Splunk

 | Growth  | Social media

Sydney startup Conx aims to shake up construction sector jobs market

8:37AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Conx has developed a job networking platform specifically aimed at the construction industries, in an attempt to address skill shortages in the sector.

 | Start-up Profiles

The definitions are in: Finally, we can reveal what a startup is

8:08PM | Thursday, 14 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

What’s a startup? To clear things up, we asked some people in the community how they define the term.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Business advice and education

Four tips on how to scale your startup from the founder of health.com.au

8:58PM | Thursday, 14 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Despite being only two years old, insurance startup health.com.au now provides more than 80,000 Australians with private health insurance.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

What does the switch from HTTP to HTTPS mean for startups?

8:11PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Kye White

The move from HTTP to HTTPS won’t have a dramatic impact on startups just yet, according to Online Store Guys’ strategy director Scott Kilmartin, and Pocketbook co-founder Alvin Singh.

 | Growth

The right music can help you get ahead in business: Research

8:15PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Cara Waters

The key to being more successful in business could be in the music you listen to.

 | Business advice and education

Melbourne startup helps businesses switch to cloud-based staff rosters

8:48PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

BoxSuite increases productivity by speeding up the rostering process and reducing the time it takes to backfill shifts.

 | Growth

Channel 10 to launch a new startup show and wants to hear from you

8:41PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Channel 10 is looking to launch its own startup TV show and is looking for companies interested in taking part.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber hits back at Lyft with counterclaims of wrongdoing

8:29AM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Kye White

Transportation network startup Lyft recently claimed Uber employees had requested and cancelled more than 5000 Lyft drivers, and now Uber has shot back.

 | Growth

Envato’s ThemeForest cracks the world’s top 100 sites

8:18PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

ThemeForest, owned by Melbourne-based tech company Envato, is now among the top 100 websites in the world in terms of traffic, according to the latest Alexa rankings.

 | Growth

DesignCrowd seeks to differentiate itself from traditional graphics design studios as its international growth continues

8:44PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian crowdsourced marketplace DesignCrowd has set $100 million a year in gross revenues as its next major target, according to chief executive officer Alec Lynch.

 | Growth

New Queensland-based fund hopes to invest in 100 tech startups in the next five years

8:49PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Queensland’s ilab, which operates as a division of the University of Queensland’s commercialisation arm UniQuest, and Artesian Capital Management have signed an agreement to create a $10 million investment fund targeted at highly scalable tech startups.

 | Growth

AFL club president backs startup with a realAs solution to dodgy real estate price ads

8:50PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new app might spell the end of real estate price baiting, a practice where agents advertise a lower-than-expected price ahead of an auction in a bid to lure buyers.

 | Growth

Agworld secures $6 million Series C funding with plans to expand to North America

8:59PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Agriculture startups have been gaining momentum globally, and a new raise by one of Australia’s success stories in the space looks to solidify the impact the local industry can have on bringing technological innovations to farm production.

 | Growth
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