Tech giant Google is considering launching its start-up investment funding arm in Australia, a report suggests, but there’s no official word on if or when Google Ventures is expected to arrive.
It is a crying shame that some people in the local start-up community think playing on a world stage means a brain drain for Australia. If they used their own brain, they might see it's not a choice of Australia or Silicon Valley but rather Australia and Silicon Valley.
Retail coupon giant RetailMeNot is set to introduce a new coupon system where users can automatically get discounts at retailers by punching in their credit card numbers through the company’s website, in yet another innovation in the mobile payments scene.
The American company that purchased Melbourne internet coupon start-up RetailMeNot last year has now received a $US10 million investment from Google's venture capital division, Google Ventures.
Stateless Systems, the Melbourne-based founder of coupon site RetailMeNot, has launched a new crowd-funding venture designed to provide small and independent software developers with funding for various projects.