Start-ups

Peer-to-peer car sharing start-up raising $1.8m

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Car Next Door plans airport-based sharing service, national expansion after rapid growth to date.

National rules needed for Uber: Qld govt

by AAP
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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says ride-sharing app has created an uneven playing field.

Amazon moves to fuel start-ups

by AFP
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Amazon Launchpad to help new firms get on their feet and get access to the Amazon network.

Former Xero exec joins Velpic board

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Cloud-based e-learning firm boosts its ranks as it prepares to list on the ASX.

Google to tackle patent trolls

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Tech giant to give start-ups two patents for free, which they can keep, as long as they join the LOT network

Venture funding for start-ups shows no sign of slowing down

by AFP
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Investors pump $US32.5 billion into more than 1800 venture-backed companies around the world in the past quarter, amid feverish interest in tech startups.

GoGet, Divvy Parking to tackle Sydney’s congestion problem

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Australian firms ink deal to improve parking and transport for CBD commuters.

Banks and fintech start-ups: friends or foes?

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Big banks are finally accepting that their world is changing and while all are putatively aboard the innovation train, some have broader ambitions than others.

Square launches Dashboard for Australian SMEs

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's financial services and mobile payments firm promises enterprise-level analytics for small business owners.

Marketplacer completes rebrand, raises $10m

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Now valued at around $70m, Marketplacer is geared up carve out a place in the global e-commerce market.

Australia the world's best start-up laboratory

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We might not be as fashionable as Silicon Valley or Israel but Australia just might have the ideal environment to create a global start-up.

Starfish Ventures in $US40m gastro drug breakthrough

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Starfish Ventures-backed life-science company raises $US40 million series C for oral peptide drug to begin human testing.

Southeast Asia leads in hi-tech government funding race

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Australia's ambitions to become a serious player among Asia’s tech start-up scene are being overshadowed by our Southeast Asian neighbours.

"Use it or lose it": Australian start-ups need our support

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Australian governments have traditionally taken a laissez-faire approach to developing new technology based-companies and that needs to change.

Big Un Limited raises $3m for global push

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Listed media technology firm looking to ramp up overseas growth over the next 12 months.

NSW taskforce to examine Uber and the taxi market

by AAP
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Both Uber and the taxi industry support the review, but for different reasons.

Secure Parking turns up the heat on Divvy

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The country's largest Australian-owned park operator warns that drivers looking for cheap deals are not considering the consequences of dealing with unestablished operators.

Australia Post crowdsources bug fixes

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Australia Post partners with Melbourne-based crowdsourced testing start-up Bugwolf to iron out the kinks in its customer-facing apps.

Australia is ripe for women start-ups

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This may surprise some, but Australia is the second-best place in the world for women to start up businesses.

Australia’s digital future at crossroads

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A lack of a bipartisan strategy in Canberra threatens our ability to grasp the amazing opportunities on our digital horizon.

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