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Ingogo valued at $100 million after the biggest ever Australian equity crowdfunding raise

5:47PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kye White

Mobile payments and transportation network startup Ingogo has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round that values the company at close to $100 million.

Smart money’s on Oomi as it raises $US1.5m on Indiegogo

5:06PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based smart home startup Oomi has smashed its Indiegogo fundraising goal, raising $US1.5 million.

The Aussie iPhone app distorting the wireless microphone market

5:23PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Sydney-based startup has developed a smartphone-based audio recording system its founders say will do away with expensive or underpowered wireless microphones.

This Australian company is making zombies a (virtual) reality

5:33PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian production company Jumpgate Virtual Reality has released a 90-second trailer for the upcoming horror film Scare Campaign, which will be the first Australian movie to be accompanied by a virtual reality experience.

“I’d love to see an Atlassian mafia”: Why this entrepreneur left Atlassian to launch her own startup

5:02PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Atlassian has consistently been ranked as one of Australia's best places to work. However, a few months ago one of its product managers decided it was time to pull the plug and launch her own venture.

Qwilr’s quest to create smarter document software gets a $500,000 boost

5:51PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Kye White

Sydney startup Qwilr has raised $500,000 from the Sydney Seed Fund and Macdoch Ventures to reinvent document software.

This Melbourne startup thinks men need help to become better boyfriends

5:08PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne startup is launching with the aim of encouraging men to become better boyfriends.

Time to hit the Townske: User-curated city guides aim to open travellers’ eyes

5:54PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Kye White

The inspiration for Townske, a social city guide startup, came to co-founders Daniel Clark and Joe Vuong when, on a business trip in New York, they were recognised in Times Square by a barista from Starbucks.

Redu.us' journey from AngelCube to Chile, to the top of the App Store

5:12PM | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Kye White

After graduating AngelCube Melbourne-founded educational app, startup Redu.us has taken founder David Truong on a journey from Chile to San Francisco, from San Francisco to Berlin, and from Berlin to the top of the App Store in the Games/Educational category.

Gamifying content and tapping into personal goals the key to successful education startups

5:39PM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

User retention is the major hurdle facing education startups and there are no easy solutions, according to the founder of an online platform that teaches people how to develop mobile apps.

Self-storage industry “ripe for disruption” as another startup joins the fray

5:33PM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups specialising in on-demand storage solutions are battling it out as entrepreneurs increasingly look at storage as one of the next sectors ripe for disruption.

Swing aims for hole-in-one with wearable tech

5:03PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Kye White

Golf is not a sport that treats the casual player well. A few weeks away from the green can have a big impact on your game.

Real estate listing platform pitches data aggregation as its selling point

5:44PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Kye White

Hutbitat, a startup that launched in September last year, is aiming to help house hunters find all the information they need about prospective homes in one place.

Big Apple beckons for Aussie 3D printing startup with visions of making truly wearable tech

4:35PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Kye White

Brisbane-founded 3D printing startup Cartesian Co, a recent graduate of American accelerator Techstars, has relocated to the United States as it works towards making truly wearable technology.

This Aussie startup wants to stop drivers looking at their phone while they’re behind the wheel

4:06PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian voice recognition startup is looking to reduce driver distractions and make it safer for people to receive calls and texts while behind the wheel.

Unpaid internships a thing of the past for Sydney startup Buziebee

4:11PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Buziebee has developed a platform that allows businesses to post projects and then allows students and graduates to apply to complete those projects.

This Brisbane startup wants to make it easier for travellers to meet one another

4:48PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland startup is looking to help travel bugs find and connect with other travellers and attend local events or simply catch up for a drink.

Sharks circle in on ridesharing safety fears

4:48PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Kye White

Oliver Du Rieu, the founder of Melbourne-based La Mule, was confronted with the safety concerns all transportation network startups must grapple with when pitching on Channel 10’s Shark Tank.

Finalists in Startup Hero category shine through with big ideas

4:32PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | StartupSmart

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa is just one of the problems being tackled by the finalists in the Startup Hero Category at tonight’s StartupSmart Awards.

Want to share a lift to work? This Perth startup is here to help

4:54PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A new ridesharing service has launched in Western Australia with the aim of pairing up people who regularly drive along a similar route.

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