Unfortunately, Daze of Disruption does not make a good case for itself. After the long series of keynotes and panels, it was hard to determine whether we were meant to feel threatened, encouraged, or any sense of urgency around this mystical “disruption”.
In some ways, the Acorns app is the smartphone equivalent of the piggy bank. But there’s an additional element. It allows people to round up their daily purchases and automatically invest their virtual spare change into a diversified portfolio of index funds.
The education space is a $35 billion industry and this number continues to increase as in particular the Asia Pacific region begins to embrace new technologies in the education space.
It’s Friday yet again, which means it’s time to take a look at this week’s mergers and acquisitions:
Despite objections from the startup community, many established and reputable media outlets and public relations representatives in Australia are still spelling startup as ‘Start-Up’ or ‘Start Up’. It may not seem like a big deal, but it’s 2015 and it’s no longer okay to insert a hyphen or a space in between ‘start’ and ‘up’.
Melbourne-based online art marketplace Redbubble has raised $15.5 million in its latest capital raise, with the company looking to use the funds to push its international expansion.
For cash-strapped startups, bringing an intern on board can help, but it’s important to make sure they will actually be getting useful, relevant work experience rather than simply doing the boring admin tasks no one on the payroll wants to do.
Australian founders have long expressed a longing for an investment environment that supports startups throughout the entirety of their lifecycle. Seed capital and Series A funds are now easier to raise compared to five years ago, however only a small percentage of startups make it to Series A.
It was announced yesterday that Lodgify, a startup that allows users to create their own vacation rental sites closed a €600,000 (AU$844,646) seed round led by angel investor Chris Hitchen, who also happens to be a venture partner at Square Peg Capital’s office in Germany, as well as Howzat Partners and Venrex Investment Management.