BugHerd raises $1 million for task management system rollout

8:57PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian bug tracker startup BugHerd has raised $1 million in Series A funding, part of which will be used to roll out a more robust and powerful version of its task management system called Stack.


With wine! Because no great story ever started with salad

8:45PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Kye White

Richard Owens is working on his BlueChilli-backed startup withwine, which helps people find wines they love.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Forget the clutch, self-driving cars need ‘adjustable ethics’ set by owners

8:02PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | David Tuffley

One of the issues of self-driving vehicles is legal liability for death or injury in the event of an accident.

 | Planning  | Innovation

Tech startups in rural areas are increasingly viable as internet access improves

8:27PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The coordinator of a leading rural coworking space says there are a number of big benefits to starting up in the bush, as ACMA figures show users in rural Australia are more likely to shop online than their big city cousins.

 | Growth

PayPal spinoff on the agenda for eBay

8:22PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Kye White

Online auction site eBay is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast growing payments unit, sources told The Information.

 | Growth Strategy

Charitable fundraising startup Shout raises $1 million in capital, plans to raise its voice in America

8:36PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australian micro-donation fundraising platform Shout for Good has announced it is expanding into the US market after raising $1 million in capital last month.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Aussie executives believe SMEs drive innovation, struggle to convert ideas into action

8:01PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Kirsten Robb

More than 40% of Australian executives believe SMEs and start-ups are driving innovation in Australia, according to a report released today.

 | Innovation

It’s all about the chair factor for this startup

8:45PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

We’ve seen Australians accessorise with bespoke shoes, watches, shirts and glasses, but a new Australian startup is hoping to bring that desire for custom-made products to the home with the bespoke chair.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

ATO bitcoin ruling may hamper digital currency sector growth

8:58PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kye White

The ATO released its long-awaited guidance on bitcoin on Wednesday afternoon. The decision could have an adverse effect on bitcoin businesses.

 | Business advice and education

Calling all startups! UNSW has an MBA strategy for you

8:18PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kye White

After a successful first year, the Strategy meets Startups program run by UNSW is calling on even more startups to take on MBA students.

 | Growth Strategy

Uber to take on Amazon and Google with home delivery service

8:58PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Taxi app Uber will trial a home delivery service in the US, potentially taking on tech titans Amazon and Google in the e-commerce logistics space.

 | Innovation

ATO releases guidance on bitcoin

8:33PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | StartupSmart

The ATO today delivered guidance on the taxation treatment of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies in time for people to complete their 2013-14 income tax returns.

 | Growth

On the right page and dressed for success: Online book and menswear sales booming

8:33PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Online books and menswear sales in Australia are set to boom over the next five years, according to a forecast published by IBISWorld this week.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board to focus on basketball

8:12AM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kye White

Former Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer has announced he will be stepping down as a board member at the company.

 | Growth

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology  | Business advice and education  | Start-up Profiles

Coworking is virtually solved with this new startup

8:01PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Kye White

Virtual Coworker, a job outsourcing startup, is capitalising on Australia’s proximity to the Philippines and a growing number of skilled workers in the country, by giving businesses the chance to hire full-time workers based in the Pacific nation.

 | Growth

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