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Merged Posse rounds up $5 million for Hey You app

8:59PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online cafe startup Posse Beat the Q Group has closed an oversubscribed $5 million funding round following a merger at the end of last year.

Cities make plans to be startup friendly

8:38PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore introduced a new action plan this week that outlines what the city needs to do in order to be a “leader in the tech startup field”.

Making sure co-founders have a vested interest

7:57PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Brad Vinning

Are you about to form a new startup with a co-founder and wondering how you can make sure that both founders remain committed in the formative years?

Aussie cities tumble down ecosystem rankings

7:12PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney is now at 16th on the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings, falling four places from 2012, while Melbourne has dropped out of the top 20 completely.

Labor vows to listen to wise startup advice

7:03PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Labor has committed to establishing an advisory board for entrepreneurial issues as part of a series of commitments on startups and innovation.

New push for entrepreneurship visa

7:19PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Kye White

StartupAUS is turning its attention to policy measures that it believes can strengthen Australia’s startup ecosystem, starting with entrepreneurship visas.

Chasing the 'silver sliver': making sure innovation doesn't slip through our fingers

7:54PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Elizabeth Webster

There are some widely-agreed facts regarding the current world economy, but how is Australia positioned to respond in a way that takes advantage of these trends?

CSIRO plan on the right track, but don’t rely on research organisations to produce startups: Baxter

7:58AM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Investor and entrepreneur Steve Baxter says Australia needs to move away from the idea that tech startups emerge from research.

Fitness pass startup KFit gets ready for expansion after closing $3.25 million funding round led by Sequoia

7:49PM | Friday, 24 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Asia-Pacific KFit closes $3.25 million in funding as the subscription-based gym services market becomes increasingly oversaturated in Australia.

“We can, we must, do better”: CSIRO report highlights innovation inefficiency as roadblock to growth

7:21PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new CSIRO report has highlighted Australia’s poor innovation efficiency and research-business collaboration as major roadblocks to entrepreneurial innovation.

Divvy partners with GoGet to motor ahead in the park and share space

7:11PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Kye White

Parking finder startup Divvy has partnered with car sharing platform GoGet, opening up more customers for both and working towards their combined goal of making transport more efficient.

Beanhunter partners with Uber on the hunt for good coffee

7:32PM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Melbourne-based café discovery startup Beanhunter is partnering with Uber to help users get to and from their favourite coffee places.

Online furniture marketplace Brosa secures $2 million investment from AirTree Ventures

7:09PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Melbourne-based online furniture marketplace Brosa has scored a $2 million investment as it looks to grow its team and expand its customer base.

Lessons from the Apple e-book case

7:26PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Stephen King

The Court of Appeals in the US has ratified Apple’s guilt in the e-book case. And it provides two lessons for Australia.

Singapore’s Frontier Ventures makes Expert360 its first Australian investment

7:04PM | Monday, 20 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online consulting marketplace Expert360 has closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round of $4.1 million, marking the first time Singapore-based Frontier Ventures has invested in an Australian startup.

Where to now for the Victorian government’s $60 million startup initiative?

7:16PM | Friday, 17 July 2015 | Luke Hally

Now that funds have been committed to the Start-up Victoria project, people are beginning to ask questions – where’s the money going to go?

Technolog: Netflix and Fitbit are market leaders but is it all a House of Cards?

7:54PM | Friday, 17 July 2015 | David Glance

Netflix and Fitbit have established themselves as dominant players, but both face significant challenges in a market that may collapse at any time.

Freelancer teams up with NASA: “It’s one small step for Freelancer, one giant step for NASA”

7:34PM | Friday, 17 July 2015 | Eloise Keating

Matt Barrie never imagined Freelancer.com would be involved in space travel but hundreds of Freelancer members have responded to a challenge to help design products for NASA with gusto.

Aussie subscribers give massive boost to Netflix shares and year-on-year revenue figures

7:14PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Netflix has announced huge growth in the second financial quarter, as figures show the online streaming service is dominating the market in Australia after launching in March.

Australia needs to let go of fear and build a startup ecosystem that nurtures 'unicorn' potential

7:04PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

The Australian digital economy will represent a 3.7% share of Australian GDP in 2016, but we are still well behind countries like the UK, Japan and the US.

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