How I did it
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-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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The parent company of Delivery Hero Australia has raised $50 million in an investment round led by Kite Ventures, less than a year after the global food delivery service launched locally.
Tech giant IBM has selected five start-ups to compete in its SmartCamp Kickstart event in Sydney, where they will receive mentoring before the winner is flown to Beijing for the finals.
The founder of Y Combinator says venture capitalists are becoming increasingly selective about the start-ups they fund, after revealing the latest batch of the accelerator’s start-ups.
A Perth specialist life science company will use a $1 million grant from Commercialisation Australia to develop biomarkers for diabetic kidney disease, which can kill up to 56 million people a year.
Start-up Appy Dudes has seen the controversy over a spoof pregnancy app, slammed as “absolutely dreadful” by a family planning group, pay off, with the app hitting the number one top paid entertainment download spot in Australia.
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Australian gaming start-up Pinion has been selected as one of the first companies to participate in Microsoft’s new Bing Fund, after raising almost $2 million from Australian investors.
A handful of sandwich stores have been recognised by the Australian Sandwich Association at an inaugural ceremony, suggesting there are things you can learn from the humble sandwich.
US-based mobile payment app Square has partnered with coffee chain giant Starbucks, which will invest $25 million in the start-up as well as use its platform to process debit and credit card transactions in-store.
Australian start-up 99designs has opened the doors of its Berlin office after making its first acquisition in German design marketplace 12designer, one year after raising $35 million.