Start-ups

Riding the tech 'unicorn'

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Billion-dollar start-ups, or ‘unicorns’ as they’re known in the industry, were once the stuff of myth but Eventbrite co-founder Renaud Visage reckons it’s easier than ever for a company to hit an eight-figure valuation.

From "Robocars" to "Hyperloops": Top 10 tech predictions from VCs

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Native apps are set to rule the web, banks will become the back-end infrastructure for financial start-ups and the future doesn't look bright for Bitcoin.

Made for Me signs 3D print deal with CSIRO

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Canberra-based start-up opens up CSIRO's $6m Lab22 facility so businesses can print using titanium, stainless steel and aluminium.

Opening doors to China tech opportunity

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Outside of our love of Chinese-made consumer electronics, Australia barely has a relationship with the China tech sector.That's about to change in a big way.

Spare change investment app Acorns coming to Australia

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App automatically rounds up your purchases and invests the change in a share portfolio.

Online survey firm eyes June float

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Online market researcher Pureprofile hoping to raise to up to $8 million.

Australian start-ups failing financial literacy test

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Our start-ups may be big on ideas and innovation but lack the financial know-how, survey shows.

Abbott's visa reform misses the point on innovation

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The recently outlined changes to the Significant Investor Visa program may seem earnest but they will achieve very little in boosting our innovative capacity.

OurCrowd scores Australian crowd-sourcing record

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The crowd-funding platform for “sophisticated” investors raises $1.5 million for local mobile health firm Global Kinetics Corporation.

Atlassian boss flags charity drive

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Scott Farquhar has ­revealed plans to enable all start-ups to give away 1 per cent of their company to charity.

The definitive guide for Australian start-ups

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The start-up world has never been so lively and with incubators, accelerators, angel investors or plain old venture capitalists mushrooming at a rate of knots. Here's a a new, comprehensive database of the backers and advocates in this sector.

hipages passes $1.35bn milestone

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Sydney-based online tradie directory says $1.35bn in job value has been posted over the last 12 months.

Apple buys GPS firm Coherent Navigation

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Deal is the latest in a series of map-related technology deals made by Apple in recent years.

'On-demand' start-ups light up the stage

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No shortage of capital for the likes of Uber, Airbnb and Instacart.

Rebooting start-up land

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The Coalition government's latest budget seeks to remedy past mistakes but our start-ups need more than just fancy words.

Australia's start-ups praise budget but say more work needed

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Hockey's 2015 budget warmly received by most in the start-up community but some say the government still doesn't 'get it.'

Technology education in our schools is killing the sector

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The writing is on the wall for some of our export markets in the primary sector but our education priorities are scrambled.

Tank Stream Ventures looks to China after $20m boost

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Investment firm aims to push local start-ups into China after big funding round.

Mapping firm Takor makes ASX debut

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Perth-based firm behind Android app Mappt lists through backdoor takeover.

Start-up boost in budget wish list

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Tech heavyweights want greater support for start-ups and more ICT education spending in the federal budget.

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