Startups (Australia)

Base Resources raises $7.7m

Base Resources has raised $7.7 million from the retail component of the 1 for 3 accelerated renounceable pro rata entitlement offer.


Destroy All Lines Announces Groundbreaking Partnership With UK Start-up

industry > News<p>EXCLUSIVE: Destroy All Lines Announces Groundbreaking Partnership With UK Start-up<p>Fast-rising Aussie promoters <b>Destroy All Lines</b> has …


Meet Zookal: A startup with AI capabilities pushing the limits

From a bedroom-based startup to a multi-million dollar company with strong roots in Asia, Zookal’s young entrepreneurs have created something the …


Blockchain energy trading startup Power Ledger to pitch to Richard Branson after becoming Extreme Tech Challenge finalist - SmartCompany

Emerging Aussie blockchain startup Power Ledger will soon find itself pitching its power trading platform to Sir Richard Branson himself after …


Digital bank startup Xinja raised $500,000 in less than a day as crowdfunding licenses take off

Photo: Niall Carson/ PA Wire via Getty Images.<p>Investors have been pouring money into startups after the corporate regulator ASIC (Australian …


Canberra seeks four regional spots for startup incubators

The Australian government has kicked off the hunt for four organisations in regional locations to deliver incubator facilitator services for its …

Scott Morrison

Five secrets to the success of billion-dollar startup Canva from co

<i>Fresh from her company recently claiming the title of Australia’s latest unicorn, Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins has taken some time to respond to</i> …


Crowdfunding Canberra entrepreneurs "embarrassed" after struggling to find site for cat café

The entrepreneurs behind a plan to bring a crowdfunded “cat café” to Canberra have revealed they have encountered many “misconceptions” about cats …


So, your business is up and, which growth stage do you aim to reach?

<b>To beat the odds in small business, the focus for the first year must absolutely be on revenue creation. Without revenue, you have no business. But</b> …


Cardly raises $230,000 to tackle the $17 billion global greeting card market

For Cardly co-founder Patrick Gaskin, the unassuming industry of greeting cards is a gold mine of opportunity.<p>It’s not just the potential $17 billion …


Vmoto to raise $2m

Vmoto has launched a $2 million capital raising comprising of a placement to raise $1.25 million and a share purchase plan to raise a further …


The World’s Brightest Minds Are Coming to Fed Square for Pause Fest 2018

This February, Melbourne’s annual Pause Fest will again draw some of the world’s brightest minds to Fed Square for its annual “creative, tech and …


How Elon Musk’s Lithium Battery Project Will Change Adelaide

Will the city become the largest tech start-up centres in the Asia-Pacific region?<p>Adelaide has had a few big wins in the technology space. Last year, …

Jay Weatherill

Canva raises $50.9 million to become Australia's latest unicorn, setting the bar high for startup funding in 2018 - SmartCompany

Graphic design startup Canva has joined the ranks of Atlassian, becoming Australia’s next tech unicorn after closing a $US40 million ($50.9 million) …


ANOTHER AUSSIE UNICORN: Design startup Canva is valued at over $US1 billion in its latest capital raising

Melanie Perkins, co-founder of Canva. Photo: Supplied.<p>Online design and publishing platform Canva has become the first Australian start-up since …


Blockchain marketplace startup CanYa raises $12 million in Australia's second-largest initial coin offering

Blockchain-based services marketplace CanYa has completed Australia’s second-largest initial coin offering (ICO), raising $12 million in …


Allbirds: The comfy, Kiwi-designed shoes starting a movement

Apparently there is a new shoe on the market, which hails from New Zealand, and is being touted as the most comfortable shoe on the planet.Fine, you …

Kanye West

Fulbright scholar James Riggall exploring virtual reality

As one of Launceston’s most passionate voices for start-up technology, digital enterprise and STEM literacy, James Riggall is already a …


Five lessons learned from my first failed business that helped get the next one off the ground

<i>By Mandeep Sodhi, cofounder and CEO of HashChing</i><p>Telling my father I was starting my own company was not an easy conversation. As with many Indian …


Western Australian startup Speqs allows users to virtually try on glasses in real time

With online shopping now accounting for more than seven percent of total Australian retail sales, consumers are growing accustomed to buying most …

Business (Australia)

The 1 key thing star founders and CEOs say catapulted their startups into major success

For startups on the path to success, there’s often one key moment or decision that catapults them from obscurity to the big leagues.<p>This year on …


Perth start-up develops hemp-based railway sleepers

A Perth-based start-up has developed a world-first railway sleeper that gains its strength from hemp.<p>The company could support a thriving hemp …


Here's what these 17 Australian executives want to see happen in 2018

As 2017 comes to an end, business leaders are turning their minds to the New Year, what it will bring and what they can achieve.<p>Business Insider has …


How we got our bootstrapped startup debt-free and profitable

<i>By Miles Burke, founder and CEO of 6Q.</i>In early 2015, we announced that we were building a SaaS employee survey product that helped track employee …

Business (Australia)

Fatfish takes stake in CryptoFoundry

ASX-listed internet venture investor Fatfish Internet Group is investing $338,000 for a 60 percent stake in Singapore-based start-up CryptoFoundry.


Seven West launches quiz platform

Diversified media business Seven West Media has launched a new web-based quiz platform allowing it to further interact and connect with its audience.


Your tailored T-shirt dreams can become a reality with this Sydney start-up

Suits are tailored, wedding dresses are made to order - but why not the T-shirt? This is a question posed by Zoltan Csaki and Eric Phu who could not …


Is Oracle’s $1.6 billion bid for Aconex a wake-up call to local investors sleeping on tech startups?

Former Smart50 finalist and listed cloud tech company Aconex has become the latest Aussie startup success story to hit the headlines, after it was …


‘Spotify for news’ startup Inkl lands partnership with The Wall Street Journal as media disruption continues

Australian “Spotify for news” startup Inkl has landed a long-pursued partnership with massive US-based publications <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and</i> …

Digital Media

How To Start A Business If You’re Broke

Have you got a great business idea, but are skint? Well, don’t worry. Not all businesses require a huge amount of money to get off the ground -- or …

Small Business