Perth-based mobile social networking company MOKO.Mobi has acquired US mobile site mbuzzy.com for up to $3 million in stock, as it attempts to make its mark in the US market.
Tech start-up networks Pollenizer and Innovation Bay have rolled out a new open-source platform that allows start-ups to pitch their concepts to a wide range of investors.
Travel web service start-up Airbnb has raised $112 million in a new funding round, according to reports, which will be used to fuel its rapid expansion throughout the world.
Fledgling online electronics business OHKI has appointed high-profile entrepreneur Siimon Reynolds as its chairman, just seven months after its launch.
Premier Investments says it will close 50 stores in its Just Group retail division and expand its online business to combat challenging retail conditions.
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Canadian lingerie label La Senza has opened its first flagship store in Sydney, less than two months after it launched its eStore, as it seeks to increase its presence in the Australian market.
Serial entrepreneur Andrew Birt is looking for Melbourne-based start-ups to become the first group of participants for his latest venture AngelCube, an early stage incubator for web-based businesses.
Is it time for start-ups to start taking their industry associations more seriously? StartupSmart garnered two opposing opinions on the merits, or otherwise, of joining an industry body.
Australian consumers’ spend on group buying sites soared by 72% during the June quarter, according to a Telsyte report, but experts say sites will start to fold as the market becomes more crowded.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will dramatically expand its chain of Virgin Active health clubs in Australia, in a $40 million move that will see the brand grow beyond its Sydney and Melbourne foothold.
Adelaide-based animation studio the People’s Republic of Animation has been partially acquired by Halfbrick, the developer behind the popular Fruit Ninja iPhone game.
The start of the new financial year provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to take a good look at the way they do business. One particular area to focus on – paperwork!
Franchise operator Collins Foods, operator of KFC outlets in Queensland, will join the Australian Securities Exchange next month with a capitalisation of about $235 million.
Milking cows isn’t an obvious path to website design but entrepreneur Tim Gentle says moving to a rural area proved to be the perfect way to tap into a niche online market.
Hard Rock Australia has outlined franchise expansion plans for Australian cities but an industry expert warns that the revived chain will struggle to resonate with cost conscious consumers.
Location-based social networking site Foursquare has partnered with American Express to distribute coupons on behalf of five major group-buying companies, including LivingSocial.
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Ice cream franchise Baskin-Robbins has flagged regional areas across Queensland, NSW and WA as the focus of its next growth phase, ramping up its recruitment drive for franchisees.
Serial entrepreneur Domenic Carosa says he’s considering a dual listing in Australia and the United States or the United Kingdom.