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Aussies get their 150 seconds to shine at YC demo fest

8:55PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Two Australian startup founders have delivered perhaps the biggest pitches of their lives at the Y Combinator Demo Days this week.

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.

Sherpa gets ready to scale the heights of Australia’s growing market for on-demand deliveries

7:02PM | Monday, 20 July 2015 | Kye White

As Australian awareness of on-demand services grows, Sydney-based startup Sherpa is vying to help traditional businesses catch up.

This Sydney startup hopes to become the one-stop-shop for planning a wedding

7:32PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for couples to find their dream wedding venue, especially in regional areas.

4000 screenshots later, shopping was a Clinch for Sharon Clark

6:14PM | Friday, 19 June 2015 | Kye White

An avid online shopper, Sharon Clark was often comparing products she wanted to buy. But she grew frustrated there were no tools available to help her save and compare those items easily.

Property platform Vendorable matches sellers to real estate agents

6:44PM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Vendorable is trying to fix what its founders describe as the biggest problem facing property sellers – finding the right agent.

Traction the standout factor for RiverPitch finalists

6:41PM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Kye White

The seven startups selected to pitch at RiverPitch next week all had one thing in common – traction.

How this entrepreneur signed up over 250,000 people to his underwear subscription service

6:50PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Subscription services are becoming more popular in Australia but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to build up a loyal following, according to the founder of an online retailer with more than 250,000 subscribers.

Meet the entrepreneur who invested $80,000 into an app about endangered animals

6:09PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Mobile games are the perfect tool for education and more entrepreneurs should jump into the space, according to the founder of an app designed to teach people about the environment and conservation.

Meet the Sydney startup that wants to reward you for running that extra mile

6:22PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A startup based in Sydney is encouraging people to stay fit by earning rewards through their existing running app.

Tradie booking platform raises an additional $6 million, plans to nail the on-demand space

6:23PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tradie booking platform hipages has snapped up an additional $6 million in funding to fuel further growth and improve its online platform.

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.

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