5:13AM | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | Sydney-based start-up Tapestry is gearing up for a US launch after receiving a $400,000 federal government grant, adding to the $600,000 it raised last year, but is still talking to investors.
3:37PM | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 | Storyberg co-founder Michael Dijkstra has revealed why the start-up surprisingly folded, shortly after being accepted into the 2013 Startmate program, but insists it’s “definitely not the end” of his start-up adventures.
2:10PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 | Mentor-driven seed fund Startmate is seeking “exceptional” developers and designers for its newly launched Trump Cards program, which offers insight into life as a start-up.
12:48PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 | The past year has seen Australia’s start-up scene surge. Here’s a wrap-up of how our leading incubators and accelerators have performed this year – and what lays in store for 2013. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
12:00AM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Niche dating website 7pm anywhere is among the eight start-ups accepted into the 2013 Startmate program, which will include two demo days and a two-month stint in Silicon Valley.
10:00AM | Friday, 5 October 2012 | Incubator program Startmate will return with a vengeance in 2013, doubling its investment to $50,000 per start-up and extending the program to five months, two of which will be spent in Silicon Valley.
9:00AM | Friday, 7 September 2012 | Property inspection start-up Happy Inspector has raised a seed funding round from investors including Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, after lamenting the struggles it faced in securing cash in Australia.
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.
7:23PM | Wednesday, 25 July 2012 | Honesty is a virtue often underrated by start-ups seeking investment, according to local start-up ScriptRock, after it raised $1.2 million in a round led by vaunted US serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel.
7:00AM | Monday, 16 July 2012 | Startmate participant Ninja Blocks will return to Australia with very full pockets after securing $1 million from a group of high-profile investors, most of whom are US-based Australians.