Start-ups

Bulletproof opens Melbourne office

Cloud services provider launches new office, adds three key hires as it eyes expansion.

Freelancer acquires marketing site Warrior Forum

Online jobs marketplace buys world's largest internet marketing exchange.

Dream big or go home

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Inspired talent will be the catalyst that fires up Australia’s start-up ecosystem, so what's holding us back?

Former Apple evangelist digs local start-up Canva

Guy Kawasaki joins Australian online graphic design company as head cheerleader.

Local start-up raises $250m

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Sydney-based Campaign Monitor carries out successful funding round in US.

Start-ups call for changes to key rules

Australia's start-up industry has banded together to lobby the Abbott govt.

Seek buys 25% of Bangladesh's Bdjobs

Listed job search site pays $5 million for minority stake in fast-growing firm.

US start-ups raise nearly $US10bn in first quarter

Figures show the highest cash injection into US start-up sector since 2001, with 11 companies valued at $US1bn or more.

SingTel Optus gives start-ups APAC entry point

Innov8 Sparks initiative gives a leg-up to Aussie companies looking to expand into Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

AIIA demands answers on fate of Commercialisation Australia

Head of peak ICT group warns the demise of grant program puts Australia's broader economic future at risk.

Tiger Global helps Quora raise $US80m

Financier leads funding round for Q&A service, the latest start-up to land a massive cheque before turning a profit.

Local tech stars wake up filthy rich

Atlassian founders have become overnight billionaires — on paper at least.

Qualcomm, Samsung pump $US17m into wearables chip maker Ineda

Ineda Systems, which designs low-power chips for wearables and other smart devices, closed series B funding in December.

Global VC spending at highest point since GFC

First-quarter investment hits $US15.6bn, but number of firms acquiring funds falls.

Knives out in Xero, MYOB tussle

Xero seals integration deal with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s payments solutions start-up Square, while MYOB lifts the lid on PayDirect.

ACCC urged on 'unfair' card fees

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EFTPOS provider calls on ACCC to probe debt and credit card interchange fees.

OneVentures launches new $100m fund

VC firm announces Dean Hawkins as fourth partner along with its second fund.

Coinarch to offer bitcoin trading platform

The start up will begin testing a bitcoin trading platform among a select group of enthusiasts of the crypto currency.

Bigcommerce opens San Francisco office

E-commerce platform announces 40 new engineering hires, eyes accelerated growth.

Alibaba invests $US215m in messaging app Tango

Messaging wars continue as Chinese e-commerce giant injects staggering sum into mobile app developer.

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