May 2015

Running Lean author Ash Maurya’s warning about the one trap founders shouldn’t fall into

5:50PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Founders need to think about their business model first and foremost and not get caught up with “innovator’s bias”, according to the author of Running Lean.

Tyro chief says let a thousand fintech startups bloom in Australia over the next two years

5:32PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody A thousand startups need to be created in the next two years if Sydney is to become a world leader in financial technology, according to the chief executive of online payments platform Tyro.

H2 Accelerator launches in Sydney eyeing 100 early-stage fintech startups

5:22PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody The founders of the AWI Ventures Accelerator have struck out on their own to launch a new fintech accelerator program.

Ribbit! App developed by Queensland scientists aims to be the Shazam of frog calls

5:06PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By Kye White Queensland scientists have developed an app that allows users to identify frogs by their calls.

Facebook adds critic reviews to US restaurant pages

5:57PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By Kirsten Robb Just a week after announcing it will begin publishing news articles straight into users’ newsfeeds, Facebook has revealed plans to add the next level of editorial content to the platform.

Fintech might be hot right now, but banks are still winning

5:33PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By Amy Auster The term “fintech” – the marriage of financial services with technology companies – has only recently come into vogue in Australia, with venture capital starting to flow into the sector.

THE NEWS WRAP: Re/code acquired by Vox Media

5:50AM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By StartupSmart Vox Media has acquired technology news website Re/code for an undisclosed amount.

Kiwi startups cross the Tasman to scale new heights in Australia

5:47PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | By Kye White New Zealand startups think global from day one out of necessity, according to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s (NZTA) regional director Australia and Pacific, Clare Wilson.

Serial entrepreneur Susan Wu’s four tips to be a better founder

5:44PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Being the best possible founder comes down to having strong skills in one or two areas and mitigating your weaknesses by hiring the right people, according to the head of Stripe for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Wu.

Love thy Nabo: Social network scores more funding from Seven West Media and Reinventure

5:13PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | By Kye White Neighbourhood social network startup Nabo has secured additional funding from existing investors that will develop partnerships to provide more useful information to its users.