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Brisbane entrepreneur sells business for $305 million: How I did it

9:09PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | Cara Waters

Brisbane entrepreneur Michael Dempsey has just scored $150 million after selling his payment solutions business, Ezidebit, to Global Payments for $305 million.

Govt MP visits Fishburners, calls for urgent action to help grow Australia’s startup ecosystem

8:07PM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Kye White

Recently, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher, spent time at the Fishburners co-working space in Sydney. He shared some important insights.

Get rich or save the world trying: social entrepreneurs

8:49AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Joshua Flannery

Startup co-founders answer five questions regarding perceptions, motivations, challenges, success and future plans.

Australia has a mobile advantage that it needs to focus on

8:20AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Kye White

Australia is home to some of the world’s best mobile designers and developers, an advantage startups should be capitalising on.

With wine! Because no great story ever started with salad

8:45PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Kye White

Richard Owens is working on his BlueChilli-backed startup withwine, which helps people find wines they love.

PayPal spinoff on the agenda for eBay

8:22PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Kye White

Online auction site eBay is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast growing payments unit, sources told The Information.

Calling all startups! UNSW has an MBA strategy for you

8:18PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kye White

After a successful first year, the Strategy meets Startups program run by UNSW is calling on even more startups to take on MBA students.

Four tips on how to scale your startup from the founder of health.com.au

8:58PM | Thursday, 14 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Despite being only two years old, insurance startup health.com.au now provides more than 80,000 Australians with private health insurance.

Online freelance market is like “eBay in 1997”, says Matt Barrie

8:05PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | Kye White

Freelancer is dropping its minimum jobs price from $US30 ($A32.30) to $US10 ($A10.70) to make its platform more accessible to users in both developing and developed countries.

Why the ASX is in a “perfect position” to reap the benefits of booming demand in south-east Asian markets

8:57PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Kye White

MigMe managing director Steven Goh says the ASX has a real opportunity to attract a growing number of technology companies looking to list in the region.

How the Mondelez Mobile Futures program is creating opportunities for startups and corporates

8:13PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Kye White

A team from Cadbury Daily Milk had their first taste of startup life last week, when they worked closely with startup Snaploader, as part of the Mondelez Mobile Futures program.

New ride-sharing app to compete with Uber on donation-based system

8:55AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new ride-sharing app, which has taken a novel approach to getting around legal issues with passengers ‘donating’ money for rides, is set to compete with Uber in Sydney and looking to expand beyond NSW.

Tablo launches social features hoping to increase potential audiences for its authors

7:58PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Publishing startup Tablo, which recently secured $400,000 of funding and aims to make publishing e-books as easy as writing a blog, has launched new features to encourage collaboration amongst authors.

Does your mission statement actually mean anything?

7:05PM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Nina Hendy

The mission statement is usually a few well-meaning words framed on the wall. But are they actually speaking to you?

Meet the Australian accelerator building indie games studios

7:40PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Having launched at the start of 2013 as a mobile games accelerator, Right Pedal Studios, is now shifting its focus to help create new games studios.

Zendesk and the art of expansion: Startup opens new office in Melbourne

7:35PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based customer service company Zendesk has opened its new product development office in Melbourne.

Fashion and beauty subscription service, Her Fashion Box, looks to amplify growth

7:26PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

A little over a year after launching, fashion and beauty subscription service Her Fashion Box is set to undertake its second round of fundraising.

The top seven insights from Stripe co-founder John Collison for Australian startups

7:23PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

Here are our top seven pieces of advice Collison offered startups on a range of topics.

Is ‘Yo’ all hype, or does it have substance?

7:56PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Joel Egan

It does seem like a stupid idea. In fact, the developer didn’t want to work on it as he felt it was stupid. But there may be more to this app than people realise.

Posse scores $1.5 million from investors, looks for retail tech partners

7:42PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Kye White

Online shopping network Posse has raised $1.5 million from investors and may soon be leveraging its network of 50,000 shops and 110,000 shoppers to partner with other tech startups looking for customers in the retail technology space.

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