October 2014

The $100 million boost to the Australian startup economy

10:02PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By Kye White Venture capital firm OneVentures has announced the first close on its Innovation and Growth Fund II, which is set to inject $100 million into the Australian Series B and Series C venture capital landscape.

Rich Listers back app to the tune of $5 million to take on taxi industry

10:51PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody A taxi booking app backed by the likes of Paul Bassat and James Packer has raised around $5 million over the weekend in a bid to further disrupt Australia’s $5.4 billion taxi industry.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google says it has no grand plan to lock down Android

10:26AM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By Kye White While Google has taken its Android operating system into new places, like cars, watches and TVs, it’s also limiting the degree to which hardware makers can tinker with core parts of that software.

Australian online fashion startup cottons on to global market with $1.1 million seed funding round

10:21PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Australian online fashion brand GRANA has just closed a $1.1 million seed financing round from Bluebell Group and a group of respected strategic and angel investors in Australia and Hong Kong.

Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

10:26PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Aeeris, the company that operates Australia’s only national location-based weather and hazards early warning service, is seeking to raise $6 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX.

How website user experience factors affect your search engine rankings

10:59PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Nick Grinberg A search engine’s job is to find the most relevant resource in answer to the question that any user asks of it. It wants to provide you, “the searcher”, with the best possible answer to your query.

ScriptRock cofounder tells entrepreneurs to “have an open mind” at startup events as Tech23 approaches

10:28PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The cofounder of Australian IT DevOps company ScriptRock, Mike Baukes, says an open mind is the key to getting the most out of startup events such as Tech23, which can be an important networking opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs.

Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

10:10PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

Next gen 3D simulations are virtually a reality

10:17PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By StartupSmart Manufacturers will be able to create faster and more accurate 3D simulations of their factory production lines thanks to next generation developments to handheld 3D laser mapping technology, Zebedee.

What entrepreneurs can learn from underdogs, generation flux’s secret weapon, iPhone therefore I am: Best of the Web

10:51AM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Cara Waters Best selling author Malcolm Gladwell looks at why entrepreneurs are disagreeable, why that’s a good thing and how disadvantages can be advantageous.