US-based social networking start-up Pinterest has raised $100 million in finance, valuing the company at around $US1.5 billion.
A new program that has created thousands of jobs in the US and Israel is set to give Australian women an entrepreneurial boost.
A total of 14 SMEs will share in more than $260,000 to advance their innovation or commercialisation activity, as part of the WA government’s Innovation Vouchers Program.
Melbourne-based food entrepreneur Kate Weiss has shared her key start-up secrets after winning the business category at the InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards earlier this week.
Start-up accelerator Foundry has unveiled its first co-founded business – ProductionParty.com, a crowdsourcing platform for video production.
An online retail expert says New Zealand can be a lucrative market for start-ups as long as they localise their offering, after online shoe store StyleTread announced its New Zealand launch.
Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs have set their sights firmly on the United States, travelling to Silicon Valley to score funding, after changing the name of their business, Wyngle, to suit US consumers.
The Australian Cleantech Competition is now open for registrations, with information sessions in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, in a bid to build on the success of last year’s competition.
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A California-based start-up called Pebble has smashed its goal of raising $100,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, raising more than $10 million, with seven days still to go.
Online hotel distribution company SiteMinder will use a $5 million investment to build on its global presence, which already covers more than 90 countries.
Adelaide is building itself a thriving start-up ecosystem, according to the winner of the city’s recent Startup Weekend.
Launch48, the weekend-long gathering for budding entrepreneurs, is to return to Melbourne with a greater emphasis on improving start-ups’ pitching skills.
LinkedIn has acquired professional content-sharing platform SlideShare for $119 million, in a deal that will enable its users to utilise SlideShare’s popular presentations feature.
Brisbane-based student fashion start-up Wikifashion will relocate to New York later this year, after using the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board to set in motion three rounds of funding.
Clean tech start-ups have been targeted by the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition, which promises entrants access to mentors, training opportunities, potential customers and investors.
Sydney-based tech incubator BlueChilli is preparing to launch its LongTable incubator, whereby start-ups work around a 25-metre table with a “virtual window” into BlueChilli’s other offices.
The franchising sector can expect to see more mergers and acquisitions as smaller franchises struggle to remain profitable, an expert says, after Kleenit acquired competitor Graffiti Gone.
Tourism Australia, Austrade and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have joined forces to promote investment opportunities across Australia’s embattled tourism industry.
A Sydney entrepreneur has been named the local ambassador for Blackbox Connect, a Silicon Valley co-working space and boarding house for start-ups, after spending two weeks there.