7:31PM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 | By Rose Powell A nine-month-old online ticketing and crowdfunding platform has signed its first national tour and will crowd-source the locations of concerts for touring US band Red Jumpsuits Apparatus.
7:14PM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Online retail start-up The Iconic has taken yet another round of funding, with Berlin-based incubator Rocket Internet handing over another $28 million to the company in one of the country's largest e-commerce-based investment deals.
7:56PM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Sketchbook Ventures, a new incubator program for online business, has been launched this week by the Catch Group, the parent company behind Catch of the Day, Scoopon, GroceryRun, Mumgo and Eatnow.
7:39PM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 | By Gavin Lower Australia has lifted its ranking in this year’s Global Innovation Index, taking it into the top 20 countries in the world for innovation.
7:26AM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard has warned of the possibility of a slowdown in China’s growth rates following weak economic figures. Plus a cashed up KKR is looking to invest $6.5 billion in our region and US wholesale inventories point to weak GDP figures.
7:00AM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Paul and Donnelle Stirling launched their cleaning company, Stirling Silver Service, last year. Armed with a mop, vacuum, no marketing budget and limited online presence, the Stirlings realised they needed to get customers quick.
7:30PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | By Rose Powell A localised weather station system to improve agricultural yield and a social network for motoring enthusiasts are among the eight start-ups that graduated from the Sydney 2013 program of the Founder Institute, an international start-up accelerator program.
7:02PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Consumers are increasingly relying on micro-transactions to make purchases instead of inputting their credit card details every time, which makes a new product from Visa all the more powerful, one expert says.
7:37PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Start-up Pocketbook has this week launched the mobile version of its financial management software to 10,000 beta users.
7:30PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | By Rose Powell An Australian social entrepreneur will launch an advocacy group in India this month with a Kickstarter campaign to achieve the final funds required for the starting budget.