Start-ups

OneFlare buys Renovate Forum

Trade jobs marketplace acquires Australia's biggest home renovation advice community.

Fatfish Internet makes positive ASX debut

by AAP
Singapore-based internet ventures investment group to open Melbourne office, aims to fill Australia's VC void.

Canva bags $US3.6m in fresh funding round

Facebook investor Founders Fund, Paul Bassat’s Square Peg Capital back online design platform ahead of launch of 'Canva Button' plug-in.

Stripe officially opens doors to Australian merchants

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The Australian payments market has a brand new player, with San-Francisco based start-up Stripe joining the fray in earnest.

DoseMe adds a measure of medical safety

Brisbane-based technology start-up is on the cusp of cracking the global market for safer medical prescriptions.

GovHack sparks international interest, whets VC appetites

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The federal government's annual hackathon keeps going from strength to strength.

ingogo jumps the gun on lowering taxi surcharges in NSW

Taxi-booking app lowers in-app booking surcharge from 8% to 5% ahead of forthcoming legislation.

Former Catch Group chief backs e-book publisher Tablo

Paul Reining and Y Combinator partner Kevin Hale join the register as local start-up bags $400k in funding.

SIV program: The Great Wall of Frustration

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There's about $5bn in investment dollars, mainly from China, that's waiting to be transferred into Australia but for our technology start-ups the windfall still seems illusory at best.

Pepperstone's unlikely millionaire

The media-shy co-founder of online forex broker Pepperstone has already built an empire, but with an IPO on the way Owen Kerr is just getting started.

Three disruption secrets that really work

As big companies struggle to find the formula for innovative success, these three homegrown entrepreneurs live and breathe it every day.

Catapult Sports buys GPSports ahead of US expansion

Melbourne-based sports technology start-up raised $6m for the acquisition.

Venture capitalist takes out US Bitcoin auction

Well-known Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper partners with Bitcoin trading start-up Vaurum to buy 30,000 bitcoins.

Design service Canva ready for prime time

Start-up to mark its first anniversary on the market with more than half a million users, who have created around 3 million designs.

Design start-up Canva ready for prime time

Company to mark its first anniversary on the market with more than half a million users who have created around 3 million designs.

Instant-loan start-up Nimble raises $10m

Institutional investors join iSelect's Damien Waller as backers of the Gold Coast-based lender.

US makes key TV streaming ruling

by AFP
Court setback for startup Aereo is a major victory for broadcast and cable industries.

Don't be afraid of the big, bad Bitcoin

Financial institutions should stop thinking of Bitcoin as a currency and instead view it as a stepping stone to building better payment platforms.

Payments start-up Stripe strikes alliance with China's Alipay

Deal to allow Chinese buyers to pay for purchases on the US service, in a rare agreement between a western payments service and the Alibaba affiliate.

LIFX secures $12m funding from Sequoia Capital

Melbourne-based 'smartbulb’ start-up welcomes heavyweight venture capital firm as investor.

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