July 2014

Two of Australia’s leading incubators launch online courses on the same day

7:47PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Kye White Pollenizer and BlueChilli have both launched new online courses, making their advice more accessible to time-poor and cash-strapped entrepreneurs.

Posse scores $1.5 million from investors, looks for retail tech partners

7:42PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Kye White Online shopping network Posse has raised $1.5 million from investors and may soon be leveraging its network of 50,000 shops and 110,000 shoppers to partner with other tech startups looking for customers in the retail technology space.

iiNet tells Brandis it won’t stand for mandatory data retention

7:49PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Bronwen Clune iiNet has taken a strong position against Attorney General George Brandis who last week suggested that the government is actively considering a data retention regime.

NEWS WRAP: Yahoo to acquire mobile analytics and advertising platform, Flurry

7:27AM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Kye White Yahoo is set to buy mobile analytics and advertising platform company Flurry.

Oneflare acquires Australia’s largest online renovation community

7:53PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By StartupSmart Online home services marketplace Oneflare has announced it has acquired Australia’s largest online renovation community, Renovate Forum, in a deal StartupSmart understands is worth six figures.

Stripe launches in Australia, says local market ripe for innovative web businesses

7:47PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Bronwen Clune The launch of Stripe in Australia today is the “best thing since vegemite” says Stripe head of Australia/NZ, Susan Wu.

Canva announces $3.6 million of funding, launch of new features

7:44PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White Graphic design startup Canva has raised an additional $3.6 million from new and existing investors which will help support the company’s rapid growth.

Attention tech startups! DVI wants to hear from you

7:18PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White Disruptive Investment Group (DVI) has almost $2 million in the bank and is actively looking for startups to invest in.

In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

Australia ranks on innovation – but indolence could cost us

7:52PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Roy Green In terms of innovation, Australia lags a long way behind leaders such as the US, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Singapore and Denmark. Federal government budget cuts risk making the situation far worse.