How I did it
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.
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.
Australian Christian youth website Fervr.net has won the religion and spirituality category at this year’s Webby Awards, while Freelancer.com and Huaweimobile.com.au were also recognised.
Australian franchise Hairhouse Warehouse has set its sights on a number of overseas markets as part of its next growth phase, including Asia, the United States and the Middle East.
Sydney-based start-up Drive My Car Rentals is on the hunt for a new chief executive after its former chief executive chose to step aside.
Seek co-founder Matt Rockman was the “little guy” who challenged Murdoch. Now he reveals the secrets to his success and his search for the next big thing. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
A Perth-based gaming start-up that allows players to monetise virtual casinos will present at a global gaming summit in San Francisco, ahead of a $5 million IPO.
Eight Australian websites have been nominated for the 16th annual Webby Awards, including Freelancer.com, Fervr.net and StreetAdvisor.com.
Niche sites operating in the daily deals space can’t afford to stand still, says the co-founder of daily deal wine site Vinomofo, which has partnered with industry giant Catch Of The Day.
A $15 million investment in an Australian biotechnology start-up has been judged the Best Venture Capital Investment at the 2012 Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards in Washington.
Instagram has dominated news headlines this week, after being acquired by Facebook for $US1 billion. We reveal 10 secrets behind the company’s amazing success. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The NSW Government has announced the first four tech start-ups that will gain subsidised access to Startup House in San Francisco, as part of a program designed to help start-ups crack the US market.
An online start-up that aims to help people improve their magic tricks has won first prize at Startup Weekend Adelaide 2012, receiving in-kind prizes worth more than $13,000.
Online travel start-up Roomorama.com has merged with short-term rental site Lofty.com in a bid to scale up, and has secured US $2.1 million in seed funding to accelerate its growth.
The developer of a market intelligence app has received $10,000 after winning the SAPI-Pollenizer Hackathon, and will also be enrolled in Pollenizer’s four-month incubation program.
Brisbane start-up Kondoot has secured KPMG as a corporate advisor for its $10 million capital raising.
Melbourne has the population, infrastructure and markets to become a global hotbed for start-up activity. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Start-up incubator Y Combinator has held its 14th demo day for 65 start-ups, with many start-ups fielding investment offers following their presentations.