Start-ups warned over staff equity tax drawback

8:16PM | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 |  An expert has issued some advice to start-ups who plan to offer stock options to employees, after players in the technology industry highlighted the drawbacks of Employee Share Option Plans.

New “dream team” start-up fund Blackbird Ventures set to take flight

8:00AM | Friday, 3 August 2012 |  A new venture capital fund is aiming to take the Australian start-up scene by storm, founded by a self-described “dream team” including Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar.

Shoes of Prey swoops in for $3 million in funding

6:00AM | Friday, 8 June 2012 |  Sydney start-up success story Shoes of Prey has sung the praises of its home city after raising $3 million from investors, including Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.

Atlassian acquires US start-up HipChat

3:25PM | Thursday, 8 March 2012 |  Australian software giant Atlassian has acquired US-based instant messaging network HipChat for an undisclosed sum.

Harbouring a new start-up scene

2:58PM | Tuesday, 28 February 2012 |  Sydney may have suffered from a series of setbacks in recent years, but the hometown of Startmate and PushStart remains a heavy hitter in the start-up world. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Atlassian sends software graduates to Hack House

2:03PM | Wednesday, 1 February 2012 |  Australian software giant Atlassian have taken the hackathon concept one step further, sending 10 software gradates to its Hack House for a week of training, coding and team-building activities.

Atlassian doubles revenue despite no sales staff

1:45PM | Wednesday, 18 January 2012 |  Australian software giant Atlassian has revealed it doesn’t employ salespeople among its 450-strong workforce, but has still managed to almost double its revenue over the past 18 months.

Tech start-ups urged to get Under the Radar

12:07PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Aussie tech start-ups are being encouraged to apply for start-up event Under the Radar, held in the US, which led to acquisitions from the likes of eBay, IBM and Facebook in 2011.

How Aussie start-ups can crack the US

11:35PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes speaks to StartupSmart about Australia’s start-up scene, his tips for entrepreneurial success and why he dislikes the “build to flip” business model.

Atlassian opens doors for FedEx Day

11:09PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  Australian software company Atlassian is encouraging start-ups to apply for its “FedEx Day”, with the winner gaining access to a 24-hour innovation event hosted by Atlassian engineers.