May 2015

Ten smart tips for startups

5:30PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | By Allan McKeown Here are 10 tips to help you create a startup that investors will want to fund.

Reform to $5 million Significant Investor Scheme “exactly” what the next batch of fast-growing companies need

5:04PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Trade Minister Andrew Robb has unveiled changes to the Significant Investor Visa program in a bid to boost the amount of venture capital in Australia.

The Apple Watch heralds a brave new world of digital living

5:50PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | By Katina Michael and MG Michael If we believe the hype, one in four Australians plan to buy a wearable device by the end of the year.

THE NEWS WRAP: Reddit moves to tackle harassment

5:38AM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | By Kye White Online forum Reddit has announced new practices that aim to improve the way it deals with harassment.

Startups, it’s time to talk about copying each other

5:29PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Entrepreneurs aren’t shy when it comes to chasing similar business ideas, with a string of on-demand storage companies springing up recently after German startup SpaceWays launched in Australia.

‘We’re not small businesses’ – Australian startups react to the budget

5:22PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | By Kye White Entrepreneurs say the government needs to distinguish between small businesses and startups, which are typically high growth technology businesses.

Aussie startup Speedlancer ranked first on Mattermark after 500 Startups’ Batch 12 demo day

5:44PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody The latest round of entrepreneurs to graduate from 500 Startups have pitched their companies, with one Aussie startup taking out the top spot on investment ranking platform Mattermark.

Labor MP Ed Husic calls for government to speed up crowdsourced equity funding legislation

5:35PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | By Kye White Federal Labor MP Ed Husic has called on the federal government to bring forward its plans to introduce crowdsourced equity funding legislation in Australia.

Nabo snaps up AroundYou as part of its push to expand user offerings

5:24PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody An Australian social network for neighbours has snapped up events listing platform AroundYou six months after launching.

We need new jobs as the machines do more of our work

5:17PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | By David Tuffley We might be living longer than ever before, but the Australian government’s plan to keep older people in the workforce may not be that easy.