Accountancy software company Xero has raised $15 million to fund global growth and has made its first acquisition for the year, snapping up Max Solutions in a deal worth almost $5 million.
American radio host Ryan Seacrest has raised his profile as a celebrity-turned-entrepreneur, after his investment company received $300 million to invest in other media companies and projects.
If you are the sole shareholder in your company or you have few shareholders, think about what would happen if a new shareholder joined your business.
Australian software giant Atlassian have taken the hackathon concept one step further, sending 10 software gradates to its Hack House for a week of training, coding and team-building activities.
Pollenizer-backed start-up Pygg has raised $600,000 in six months from a host of investors, including Yahoo!7 chief Rohan Lund and Tim Howard of Seven Network’s Vividwireless.
Tech giants Google and Microsoft have offered new incentives to start-ups and small businesses in an attempt to increase the user numbers for their respective technologies.
Applications close today for the Springwise Wildcard scheme, which will see start-ups travel to Amsterdam to participate in the Rockstart accelerator program.
Stanford University and VC firm Andreessen Horowitz have launched a start-up generator titled Founder Soup, whereby entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in a bid to recruit co-founders.
Facebook could file for an initial public offering as early as this week, according to reports, which would value the company at up to $US100 billion.
Ireland is the latest nation to appeal to foreign entrepreneurs to do business in the region, in a desperate bid to boost employment, following similar initiatives in the United States and Britain.
The definition of success among small firms depends on whether they are motivated by growth or lifestyle, an academic says, but both have the potential to be profitable.
Australian tech start-up BugHerd has secured a $500,000 investment from local venture capital firm Starfish Ventures, which will be used to bolster the BugHerd team and scale its product.
Start-ups are being encouraged to secure a spot in a 12-week course titled Innovation in Entrepreneurship, a national entrepreneurship program delivering $50,000 in cash prizes.
Australian start-up 99dresses has temporarily closed its doors after 20-year-old founder Nikki Durkin ran into financial troubles, although the business’ former incubator is confident that Durkin will bounce back.
US-based start-up incubator Y Combinator says it will invest in companies that challenge Hollywood and the movie industry, after the US Congress put two antipiracy bills on hold.
Skype co-founder Janus Friis has celebrated the Australian launch of his latest venture, a music streaming service known as Rdio, joining the likes of Spotify and We Are Hunted in the online music space.
The GeoNext Startup Showcase has launched with the promise of a pitching contest and investor networking for location-based tech start-ups.
Companies looking to do business in the United Kingdom shouldn’t expect any short-term gains, an economist says, despite the Australian dollar hitting a 27-year high against the British pound.
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from the board of directors and all other positions within the company, as it attempts to revive its revenue growth under the control of a new CEO.
Australian software giant Atlassian has revealed it doesn’t employ salespeople among its 450-strong workforce, but has still managed to almost double its revenue over the past 18 months.