Obama’s back in – but what do start-ups think?

11:52PM | Thursday, 8 November 2012 |  US-based Australian entrepreneurs have offered a mixed response to the re-election of US President Barack Obama, who eclipsed Republican rival Mitt Romney yesterday in a bitterly fought contest.

Forbes names Kaggle CEO among top techies

12:53PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  Kaggle co-founder and chief executive Anthony Goldbloom has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 top tech entrepreneurs, one month after the Australian start-up secured $US11 million in funding.

US start-up backers Founders Fund ‘set for Australia’

12:53PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  The Founders Fund, the famed US venture capital fund headed by two of the leading entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is reportedly headed for Australia.

Kaggle snags PayPal co-founder in $US11m funding round

11:51PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 |  Melbourne-based data-mining start-up Kaggle has secured $US11 million in funding from a raft of high-profile investors, including PayPal co-founder Max Levchin who will act as chairman.

goCatch takes out top prize at Tech 23

8:22PM | Wednesday, 24 August 2011 |  Tech start-ups goCatch, Filter Squad, OrionVM and StageBitz are among this year’s winners at innovation event Tech 23, which saw 23 early-stage companies vie for the chance to share in $150,000.

Enterprize shortlists five for $100,000 prize

8:03PM | Tuesday, 16 August 2011 |  Data-mining start-up Kaggle and drug developer Calpain Therapeutics are among the finalists of this year’s Enterprize competition, with a $100,000 prize up for grabs.

Amazon launches Start-up Challenge

8:13PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 |  Cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services has launched its annual Start-up Challenge, inviting start-ups to compete for prizes worth up to $100,000.

Data mining represents new frontier

4:10PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 |  Most of us have heard of crowd sourcing but what about data mining?

Data-mining start-up Kaggle launches $US3.3m competition

4:58PM | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 |  Australian data-mining start-up Kaggle is aiming to generate international interest after launching a $US3.3 million online data analysis competition, attracting contestants from around the world.