September 2014

Victorian taxi commissioner secures Uber cooperation

9:20PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | By David Donaldson Disruptive innovation is one of the greatest challenges for any regulator. Uber and the Victorian Taxi Services Commission are talking at last, but what next for other states?

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

9:11PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | By Kirsten Robb Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.

The consumer market is the real opportunity says

9:00PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Sitting at The Creamery,“deal central for techies”, in San Francisco’s tech heart Soma,’s CEO Diesel Laws feels the decision to leave Melbourne was the right one.

Aussie sports tech startups in the running to get lean with Steve Blank

9:38PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | By Kye White Twenty Australian entrepreneurs will get the chance to learn from Steve Blank, the academic who launched the lean startup movement, when he visits Australia next month.

Demo day in San Francisco – a reality check for Australian startups

9:32PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Build and they will come. Except everybody knows that’s not how it happens. It was the harsh reality for AngelCube’s 2014 intake that this was also the case for their San Francisco demo day.

THE NEWS WRAP: Prominent VC Bill Gurley warns tech startup risk approaching dotcom bubble levels

9:25AM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | By Kye White Prominent venture capitalist Bill Gurley, a general partner at VC firm Benchmark, has warned Silicon Valley may have taken on more risk than it can handle over the past year.

Beautiful growth figures lead to $3 million investment for bellabox

9:36PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | By Kye White A growing and engaged database of subscribers is what led to Allure Media investing $3 million in beauty subscription service startup bellabox, according to co-founder and chief executive officer Sarah Hamilton.

NSW MP inspired by startup scene at Fishburners

9:33PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | By Kye White New South Wales independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich says he finished a two week stint at Sydney co-working space Fishburners with more awareness of the problems facing Australian startups.

Next Carnegie’s Den pitching contest opens for applications

9:56PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | By Kye White Applications have opened for the next Carnegie’s Den, as two of the finalists from its last event remain locked in negotiations for investment.

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

9:35PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | By Mick Liubinskas Recent comments by Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes sparked a discussion about whether Australia's startup scene should be focused on one city. Here's another perspective.