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Seek co-founder Paul Bassat sets up new private equity venture

10:48PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Seek co-founder Paul Bassat has flagged his intention to do private equity deals in the media and technology sectors, having already set up an early stage investment fund earlier this year.

Five start-up lessons from the Young Rich List

9:46PM | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar topped the BRW Young Rich List with an amazing $480 million fortune. Here are five key lessons from this year’s list. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

2012 BRW Young Rich List – eight standouts from a tech dominated year

9:01PM | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The 2012 BRW Young Rich List has a strong start-up and tech flavor, with Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar heading the rankings.

How start-ups cured my big business boredom

9:51PM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

David Urpani is the founder of iSelect. After selling 40% of his shares in the insurance giant in 2008, Urpani’s back with his latest start-up venture. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Tech23 unveils successful start-ups for 2012 showcase

9:00AM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Technology showcase Tech23 has announced the 23 start-ups that will take part in this year’s event, including Ninja Blocks and Native Tongue, with $100,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

UniQuest clean tech start-up Brisbane Materials snags $5 million

9:50PM | Tuesday, 25 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Clean tech start-up Brisbane Materials, which has emerged from research commercialisation firm UniQuest, has closed a $5 million Series A funding round as it seeks to scale up its R&D, manufacturing and marketing both domestically and overseas.

2012 World Retail Awards – what you can learn from the winners

9:12PM | Monday, 24 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Retail start-ups can learn from the winners of the 2012 World Retail Awards, including Turkish brand Teknosa, which was named Emerging Market Retailer of the Year.

Starfish Ventures takes out title at 2012 AVCAL Awards

9:13PM | Friday, 21 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Starfish Ventures won Best Early Stage Award at the 2012 Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Awards, recognised for its work with software company Quickcomm.

Optus announces 2012 Unleash Your App winners

9:08PM | Friday, 21 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The winner of the 2012 Unleash Your App competition will use the prize money to attend next year’s Google I/O conference, after building an Android app that tracks users’ carbon footprint.

TechCrunch Disrupt SF – seven start-ups to watch

9:46PM | Friday, 14 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Californian start-up YourMechanic took out the top title at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, while other standouts included a self-balancing bicycle and a predictive database for app developers.

Sydney start-up Peeractive picked for US accelerator DreamIt Ventures

9:00AM | Friday, 14 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney-based tech start-up Peeractive is the first Australian company to be admitted into US accelerator program DreamIt Ventures, and is the only international team in this year’s program.

Melbourne mums take out top title in 2012 AusMumpreneur Awards

9:36PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Melbourne-based businesswomen Toni Joel and Nikki Horovitz have taken out the title of 2012 AusMumpreneur of the Year for their lifestyle brand Tonic, which took them 20 years to build.

10-month-old fashion site The Iconic snags $19.2 million

9:23PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney-based fashion retailer The Iconic has landed almost $20 million in funding from JP Morgan Asset Management, despite launching less than a year ago.

Aquarius Films offers on-set role in $200,000 Pozible fund raising

9:00PM | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

An Australian film production company is using crowdfunding platform Pozible in a bid to raise $200,000, rewarding pledgers with opportunities to be involved in the production of its latest film.

Melbourne firm partners with major telco to boost Mexican start-ups

9:55PM | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Melbourne-based Business Planning HQ will host an event for start-ups in Mexico later this month, after signing an agreement with multinational telco provider Telefónica.

AOL “squatter” builds start-up on the back of his over-stay

9:00AM | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A US entrepreneur who became known as the “AOL squatter” says the publicity he attracted has helped him build a team of talented staff and secure funding from high-profile investors.

Startup Chile to spice things up for Broccol-e-games

9:00AM | Monday, 10 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A Melbourne gaming start-up says the Federal Government should offer something similar to Startup Chile, after being the only Australian start-up chosen to participate in the South American country's wide-ranging innovation program.

Adelaide start-up Happy Inspector snags funding from US tech hub

9:00AM | Friday, 7 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Property inspection start-up Happy Inspector has raised a seed funding round from investors including Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, after lamenting the struggles it faced in securing cash in Australia.

Twitter investor joins in $20 million funding round for Bigcommerce

9:28PM | Thursday, 6 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Early Twitter investor Mike Maples has joined US venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners in backing Sydney-based tech start-up Bigcommerce, which has secured $20 million in funding.

Twitter founder: Why scale is crucial for start-ups

9:49PM | Wednesday, 5 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The founder of Twitter has shared his views on what it takes to create successful new technologies, highlighting the importance for companies to allow room to scale on a global basis.

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