January 2015

Startup Victoria CEO Lars Lindstrom resigns

1:02PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By StartupSmart Lars Lindstrom leaves Startup Victoria to take on the role of CEO of ReadCloud. Lindstrom is chairman and co-founder of ReadCloud, which recently closed a Series A funding round.

Last chance: Startup Muster entries about to close for 2015

1:31PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Time is rapidly running out for entrepreneurs wishing to participate in a national startup survey, with entries for this year’s survey closing at the end of February 1.

Australian virtual reality startup opportunities cleared for take-off ahead of Samsung launch

1:26PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas An Australian virtual reality pioneer has highlighted the business potential of immersive content as Samsung Gear VR headsets are set to be rolled out to selected customers aboard Qantas flights, ahead of an upcoming launch of the product.

Federal government looks at creating a free geocoded national address database

1:19PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas The federal Department of Communications has issued a survey to industry and developers to gauge the interest in creating a geocoded national address platform that would be free for users.

Toowoomba startup community looks at getting its first coworking space

1:08PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas As the nation focuses on the outcome of the Queensland election, the Toowoomba startup community is looking forward to a big year ahead in 2015, with a number of events and a new coworking space on the agenda.

Equitise launches its crowdfunding platform in New Zealand

1:46PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise launched in New Zealand on Friday, with one startup seeking to use the platform to raise $350,000.

When should a startup protect its intellectual property?

1:43PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Lachlan McKnight Everyone knows getting legal issues sorted can be expensive, but if you’re a startup your IP is likely to be your most valuable asset. Working out how, and when, to protect it can be difficult.

What’s in Kogan’s pantry? Kogan takes on Coles and Woolies with online grocery service

1:19PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Kirsten Robb Online retailer Kogan has continued its expansion away from its traditional consumer electronics base, revealing it will take on Coles and Woolworths in the supermarket wars.

Without US support, multinational tax crackdowns will fail

1:13PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Roman Lanis and Ross McClure It’s no secret that companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb and Ikea seem to pay less than their fair share of tax in Australia.

Bandaids on broadband – Has Turnbull got what it takes to fix the NBN?

1:00PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | By Stephen King The rules around the NBN have moved rapidly over Christmas.