January 2015

Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

1:40PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US.

Taxi and payment platform Ingogo expands nationally ahead of IPO

1:29PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Taxi app and payments platform Ingogo is preparing to roll out its services nationally ahead of an anticipated initial public offering.

Crowd Mobile completes $3.8 million funding round, an overseas takeover and an IPO

1:11PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Think your day has been busy? Spare a thought for Crowd Mobile, which announced the takeover of a Hong Kong-based company on the same day as its initial public offering, after completing a $3.8 million pre-IPO funding round.

How to structure your startup for investment

1:46PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | By Lachlan McKnight It's important to understand what potential Angel and VC investors will want to see from a legal standpoint before investing.

Why technology hasn’t made life more stressful; Meet the woman who wants to make the “Starbucks of nail salons”: Best of the Web

1:08AM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | By Cara Waters Among New Year’s resolutions this year unplugging digitally seemed to be almost as popular as losing weight and quitting smoking

THE NEWS WRAP: Automated copy startup Persado raises $US21 million

1:12AM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | By Kye White Persado, a startup developing software that replaces copywriters with computers, has raised $US21 million ($A26m), the Wall Street Journal reports.

Liquorun tackles the Sydney market

1:45PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Broede Carmody On-demand alcohol delivery service Liquorun has expanded into the Sydney market on the back of its success in Victoria.

You can now order your own private courier thanks to this Sydney startup

1:26PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Broede Carmody A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for Australians to do their online shopping by providing an on-demand delivery service.

Open data still a closed case in Australia, study reveals

1:16PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By David Donaldson Australia is lagging on open data, according to a new global study — but so is nearly everyone else. Government budgets and company information are being kept hidden.

Good news for startups as Aussies turn to flexible hours and additional income

1:06PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Broede Carmody More than 90% of Australians are looking for ways to supplement their income this year and startups are in a good position to reap the benefits, according to research released by job marketplace Airtasker.