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Australian web design startup Elto acquired by GoDaddy

4:22AM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Aussie web design marketplace Elto has been snapped up by domain registration company GoDaddy for an undisclosed amount.

Atlassian calls out “shady” backdoor listing as increasing numbers of businesses take the shortcut to the ASX

4:05PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Cara Waters

A growing number of businesses are opting to list on the ASX through the “backdoor” in a trend Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes describes as “shady”.

Campaign Monitor acquires GetFeedback as it aims to accelerate growth

11:58PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | StartupSmart

Email marketing startup Campaign Monitor has acquired San Francisco-based online survey startup GetFeedback.

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.

Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler, explores overseas expansion

7:47AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based odd jobs outsourcing business Occasional Butler, cementing its lead as Australia’s leading online platform for outsourcing local services.

Wotif acquisition shows potential of Australian startups for US investors eyeing Asia

7:42PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

The proposed $700 million acquisition of Wotif by Expedia is a sign of the Australian startup scene succeeding despite relatively low levels of funding and support, according to StartupAus board member Dr Jana Matthews.

Wotif to be bought by Expedia in a $700m deal

7:09AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

Global travel booking giant Expedia has launched a $700 million takeover bid for Australia's

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

Bigcommerce coy on deal to acquire Magento’s Go service

6:59PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Bigcommerce has refused to confirm or deny a report that it has negotiated a deal to acquire the customers of eBay-owned competitor Magento’s Go service.

DesignCrowd acquires design and photo site Worth1000

6:00AM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian DesignCrowd, a global crowdsourcing marketplace for design work, has acquired Worth1000, home to over 600,000 graphic designers and enthusiasts.

Tribal Group acquires Human Edge for $15 million, with an eye to Asian education markets

6:31PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne software company Human Edge has been purchased by global education support service provider Tribal Group for $15 million.

MYOB acquires online document collaboration startup Dovetail

5:48PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian business solutions provider MYOB has announced the purchase of Dovetail, an innovative startup that provides online document collaboration solutions for accountants.

Sydney-based accounting solution startup invitco bought by Intuit

5:26PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup invitco has been purchased by online small business and accounting solution company Intuit Inc.

Internode: The inside story of how Simon Hackett built and sold a tech empire

5:28PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

In the first of a two-part interview, Internode founder and pioneering Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett discusses his experiences in launching, pivoting, growing and, eventually, selling a major tech business.

Why I stepped aside as CEO of my 10-year-old tech business after we took investment

4:25AM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Rose Powell

It took 10 years of running his email startup as a lifestyle business before Ben Duncan decided he was ready take his business to the next level, raising millions in external capital and replacing himself as CEO.

From broken back to breakthrough global product: a local manufacturing startup’s story

3:44PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

When Alex John fractured his back on a home-made waterslide, he thought his life as he knew it could well be over.

Two things I’ve learned working in a rapidly scaling tech start-up in the US

3:01PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Jack Aldridge has been working with US enterprise uShip since it was a start-up and says he’s learned a lot as the company has taken off.

Exclusive: Bigcommerce CEO discusses potential plans to list on Nasdaq

3:00AM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Rose Powell

One of Sydney’s leading start-ups, e-commerce platform Bigcommerce, has confirmed it will be leaving Australia to exit by listing on the tech-dominated Nasdaq market in the next two years.

Banking start-up acquired for $US117 million: What's next for the Aussie co-founder

2:28AM | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Simple, a US-based online retail bank start-up co-founded by Australian-born Joshua Reich, has been sold to large Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for $US117 million ($A130m).

REA Group buys start-up for $15 million: The founders share their story

1:30PM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Chris Koch and Chad Stephens, the co-founders of, just sold their business to one of Australia’s top real estate websites for $15 million. Here’s how they did it.