Let's not regulate away the competition fintech can bring

8:25PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Deborah Ralston

Fintech firms are infiltrating all areas of financial services, from payments platforms, lending, capital raising, investment, advice, insurance to capital markets.


“It’s always tough”: Founder Matt Barrie breaks vow and sells Freelancer shares

8:21PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Cara Waters

After refusing to sell a single share in Freelancer’s IPO Matt Barrie has finally sold some of his prized equity in the company he founded.

 | How I did it

Aussie startup a Microsoft Imagine Cup winner

8:36PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Kye White

A virtual and augmented reality platform that improves outcomes for people living with dementia has won the World Citizenship Category at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup.

 | Innovation

Construction hire startup iSeekplant seeks to build on $1 million

8:52PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Construction equipment hire platform iSeekplant has raised $1 million from a number of undisclosed closed angel investors to help drive growth and launch a new custom offering.

 | Growth Strategy

What does the future hold for the “sharing economy”?

8:30PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Chris Martin

The sharing economy could bring about the end of capitalism: that’s the provocative claim made by economic journalist Paul Mason, among others.

 | Growth

Merged Posse rounds up $5 million for Hey You app

8:59PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online cafe startup Beat the Q Posse Group has closed an oversubscribed $5 million funding round following a merger at the end of last year.

 | Growth Strategy

Cities make plans to be startup friendly

8:38PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore introduced a new action plan this week that outlines what the city needs to do in order to be a “leader in the tech startup field”.

 | Growth Strategy

Billson says his next job is to “fix innovation”

8:58PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Eloise Keating

Off the back of a small business-focused budget, Bruce Billson told a round-table of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Melbourne last night the Prime Minister has a new task for him.

 | Innovation

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter tries out a news tab

8:36AM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Twitter is rolling out a ‘news’ tab aiming to collate its best content and make it more accessible for new users.

 | Growth

Technolog: If at first you don't succeed, try again: Windows 10 and Google Glass

8:11PM | Monday, 3 August 2015 | David Glance

Last week some old technology reappeared, refreshed for another try at getting it right this time around.

 | Innovation  | Technology

Should we love Uber and Airbnb or protest against them?

8:05PM | Monday, 3 August 2015 | Vili Lehdonvirta

Protests have been staged against both Uber and Airbnb yet neither platform shows signs of faltering.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber now the world’s most highly valued private startup

8:28AM | Monday, 3 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Popular ride-sharing platform Uber is now valued at over US$50 billion after closing a funding round of $1 billion.

 | Growth

Bitcoin winners starting to break free: CoinJar founder

7:35PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Kye White

Winners and losers have been chosen from the first wave of bitcoin startups, according to CoinJar founder Asher Tan.

 | Innovation

Six tips on how to sell your startup to investors

7:06PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

A poor team with great selling skills and confidence is equally, if not more likely, to raise money than a great team with poor selling skills.

 | Financing a business  | Business advice and education

Energy and natural resources sector ripe for startup innovation

7:13PM | Thursday, 30 July 2015 | Sarah Coleman

When it comes to innovation I often use the quote, sometimes attributed to Einstein, that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.

 | Innovation

THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook beats second quarter predictions

7:42AM | Thursday, 30 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Despite rumours that it’s only used by embarrassing parents nowadays, Facebook has beaten financial predictions for the second quarter.

 | Growth

Spring it on – festival celebrates all things startup

7:10PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup Spring, a three-week nationwide festival aiming to get Australians interested in startups and entrepreneurialism, will be returning for a third year in September.

 | Business advice and education

Preparation, practice and persistence – the perfect pitch recipe

7:54PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Kye White

Edrolo co-founders were very, very green when they started out, but they've learned a lot since then and they're not green anymore.

 | Business advice and education

Brisbane YC startup GO1 raises $1 million from Tank Stream Ventures and Steve Baxter

7:44PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

It’s been a big couple of months for Brisbane employee training startup GO1, which has just closed $US1 million, as it works towards graduating Y Combinator’s summer program.

 | Start-up Profiles

THE NEWS WRAP: Taxi commissioner investigating Uber admits to using Uber

7:46AM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Taxi Services Commission employee who is part of the push in Melbourne to regulate Uber has admitted to indulging in the ride-sharing startup in his private time.

 | Growth