July 2014

Canva announces $3.6 million of funding, launch of new features

7:44PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White Graphic design startup Canva has raised an additional $3.6 million from new and existing investors which will help support the company’s rapid growth.

Attention tech startups! DVI wants to hear from you

7:18PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White Disruptive Investment Group (DVI) has almost $2 million in the bank and is actively looking for startups to invest in.

In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

Australia ranks on innovation – but indolence could cost us

7:52PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Roy Green In terms of innovation, Australia lags a long way behind leaders such as the US, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Singapore and Denmark. Federal government budget cuts risk making the situation far worse.

Why did it take Catch of the Day three years to a reveal data breach?

7:44PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kirsten Robb Deals website Catch of the Day has told some of its customers their passwords and credit card details were stolen, three years after the data breach took place.

Reverse Brain Drain: Searching the world to bring student entrepreneurs to Aussie shores

7:37PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Joshua Flannery There has been endless talk of the problems and issues related to young Australian entrepreneurs leaving Australia. But what can Australia do to attract talent back to its startup ecosystem?

Four ways to bounce back after an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign

7:25PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Broede Carmody What happens if your crowdfunding campaign isn’t successful? Here are four tips to make sure you can bounce back after not hitting your funding target.

NEWS WRAP: Edward Snowden urges tech industry to make data privacy a priority

7:24AM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Kye White National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and is calling on programmers to join his efforts.

Collaboration can add $46 billion to the Australian economy: Report

7:06PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Improved workforce collaboration could add $46 billion to Australia’s national economy, according to a new report from Deloitte commissioned by Google Australia.

NICTA partners with Swinburne University on new Software Innovation Lab

7:48PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas NICTA has officially opened its new Software Innovation Lab at Swinburne University’s Hawthorn campus, in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.