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Why we raised a small round (and why you should think about doing it too)

7:24PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Geoff McQueen

Raises of $2 million are more commonly associated with startups who have an idea and some validation but no real product yet, and much less revenue. So, what’s the deal with raising what is, comparatively, a small amount of money?

The top three selling emotions – and how to use them

7:49PM | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When we can convince our prospects as to why they should buy from us, and take them on an emotional journey to get there, we are in a far greater position to make the sale.

OpenAgent.com.au raises $6 million to capture more of Australia’s property market

6:19PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Kye White

A chance meeting and 400% year-on-year growth has helped real estate agent comparison startup OpenAgent.com.au close a $6 million funding round.

Courier startup Zoom2u closes $850,000 funding round, looks to grow fleet

6:07PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | Kye White

Courier startup Zoom2u has closed an $850,000 funding round that will be used to fund its growth throughout Australia.

What if your manager's work could be replaced with an algorithm?

6:15PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | John Rice

Are we at the dawn of an age without managers and, if so, could this be a very good thing?

How to use original content to help grow your business

6:41PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Louisa Dahl

Every marketer knows that content is king, but how many organisations are truly placing content at the core of their strategy?

One bright idea that could transform innovation in Australia

6:37PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Tony Peacock

When it comes to fostering innovation and the commercialisation of world class research, there is something the United States has that we lack.

PromisePay locks in more than $2 million in funding from the likes of 99design’s Mark Harbottle and Westpac’s Reinventure

6:11PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Secure payments platform PromisePay has closed a $2.59 million funding round in order to roll out new features and snap up new employees.

Beanhunter goes for slow-brew approach after $500,000 raise

6:00PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based café and coffee discovery startup Beanhunter has raised $500,000, choosing to develop long-term revenues and pursue a larger funding round at a later date.

Why social media advertising could be a better option than search advertising

6:10PM | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | Michelle Gamble

If you want to reach your audience effectively on social media advertising is now a must.

Parking startup Divvy lands $2.5 million in Series A funding

6:14PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney startup Divvy Parking has closed a $2.5 million Series A round in a bid to accelerate its expansion into the commercial property sector.

3D printing startup Makers Empire to tap into the American education market

6:08PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

South Australian startup Makers Empire has struck a deal to sell its 3D printing software to the American education market.

Aussie startups tell their stories of rejection and dealing with the 'trough of sorrow'

6:38PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Kye White

As part of an ongoing series on Australian founders’ experience of the 'trough of sorrow', we chatted with Maestrano co-founder Stephane Ibos about his most difficult startup moment.

When to hire a new CEO: Learning from the examples of Twitter and Bigcommerce

6:23PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | Ron Pragides

During the past week, both Twitter and Bigcommerce announced CEO transitions. What does this mean?

Five Aussie startups vie for share of $5 million in 2015 Big Pitch competition

6:07PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Five Aussie startups will battle it out on Tuesday night for a share in up to $5 million in funding as part of the 2015 Big Pitch competition.

Why are so many of you claiming to be an entrepreneur? And are you, really?

6:29PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Nina Hendy

The term entrepreneur has become a buzzword in recent years. So much so, that the line between business owner and entrepreneur has become increasingly blurred.

Lending startup Moula scoops up $30 million in Series A funding to maintain growth

6:58PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne fintech startup Moula has raised $30 million in Series A funding in a bid to accelerate growth and improve its product offering.

AngelCube co-founder Adrian Stone says move to Melbourne and get $10,000 for 2% equity

6:41PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

The co-founder of AngelCube, Adrian Stone, is challenging 10 startups to relocate to Melbourne, and he’ll give them $10,000 for 2% equity to do it.

Sweet charity for crowdfunding platform Chuffed – a million dollars raised in less than four months

6:39PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

Charity crowdfunding platform Chuffed has raised $3 million in donations, with one million of that being donated in the last three-and-a-half months.

Should governments be favouring startups over small business?

6:22PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Tech startups have a very different set of needs to the local small business.

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