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

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

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

Despite being only two years old, insurance startup 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