How I did it
Startmate participant Ninja Blocks will return to Australia with very full pockets after securing $1 million from a group of high-profile investors, most of whom are US-based Australians.
Max Levchin was looking for an air conditioned room on a hot day when he stumbled into a university lecture that would, against the odds, provide the starting point for PayPal. Here, the eCommerce company’s co-founder explains how it all happened.
Australian-founded mobile solutions provider 5th Finger has been acquired by customer relationship management firm Merkle, five years after relocating from Sydney to the US.
It’s been just two months since the Spotify music service launched in Australia. Its Australian managing director, Kate Vale, shares the secrets of this start-up’s success. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
When Megan Quinn co-founded internet sensation Net-A-Porter back in 1999, online high fashion was a brand new concept. Here are five essential lessons Quinn learnt by starting up in an entirely new industry. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The founder of freelance copywriting service Shabbadu has highlighted the importance of building and maintaining professional contacts, after securing a contract with beer giant Guinness.
Food franchise Pie Face has secured a $15 million investment from casino mogul Steven Wynn in return for a 43% stake in the company.
In the 18 months since Michelle Glitman launched online fashion retailer Miishka, she has accumulated more than 87,000 followers on Facebook. Here’s how she did it. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Q-Sera, a start-up that has emerged from the University of Queensland, has raised $900,000 to develop technology for producing a high quality serum based on the blood clotting properties of snake venom.
European car brand BMW is the world’s most reputable company in an age where consumers are more swayed by a business’ image than its product, according to the latest Global RepTrak 100.
Sydney start-up success story Shoes of Prey has sung the praises of its home city after raising $3 million from investors, including Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Spreets co-founder Dean McEvoy has declared himself a “start-up guy”, after it was confirmed he and fellow co-founder Justus Hammer are leaving Yahoo!7.
Australian travel start-up Flightfox has been accepted into US-based incubator Y Combinator and raised $800,000 in capital, just months after joining Startmate, the Sydney accelerator.
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Relivit, a Swinburne University student start-up, has won a $5,000 global award for the strength of its business plan with regard to intellectual property rights.
US-based social networking start-up Pinterest has raised $100 million in finance, valuing the company at around $US1.5 billion.
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.
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.
A University of Adelaide student led a team of eight at Startup Weekend Sydney to take out the top prize, receiving $5,000 for her idea of an online fitness centre reservation service.