3:37AM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas China’s second most powerful leader, Premier Li Keqiang, has announced the pursuit of free trade agreements with key developed economies, including Australia, is a key economic priority for his government.
3:00AM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | By Rose Powell One of Sydney’s leading start-ups, e-commerce platform Bigcommerce, has confirmed it will be leaving Australia to exit by listing on the tech-dominated Nasdaq market in the next two years.
3:30PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | By Julie Seletto While it is easy to assume that monetary incentives help to keep good talent, it’s only part of the story.
3:24PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | By Gavin Lower Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has this week celebrated passing $US1 billion in pledges for projects around the world, with Australia the fourth largest country for the value of funds promised.
3:22PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | By Rose Powell A newly launched co-working space in Bega may well be one of Australia’s most remote, with the closest metropolitan centre, Canberra, a three-hour drive away.
3:14PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | By Rose Powell Entrepreneurial aspirations aren’t only for the young. Older entrepreneurs bring greater expertise and life experience to being a first-time founder, but they also have greater risks to face.
3:23AM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The ACCC has blocked a $1.5 billion takeover of NSW government-owned power generator Macquarie Generation by AGL. Plus Facebook enters into talks to buy a drone aircraft maker.
3:21AM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | By Rose Powell Pollenizer is a cornerstone of the Australian start-up ecosystem and like any start-up they’ve been evolving constantly.
3:05PM | Tuesday, 4 March 2014 | By Rose Powell Bathroom component manufacturer and e-commerce start-up Allure Bathrooms has received $1.5 million in growth capital from the Disruptive Investment Group, which will take 40% equity in the business.
3:55PM | Tuesday, 4 March 2014 | By Gavin Lower Federal government MPs have been briefed by an employee share ownership lobby group about the need for changes to the tax treatment of share schemes that impact on the start-up sector.