Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has officially launched its Australian operations, announcing former LinkedIn brand builder Tara Commerford as its country manager for Australia and New Zealand.
StartupAUS has announced the launch of its third annual Startup Spring festival, which aims to celebrate and promote the Australian startup ecosystem.
From having to change their name just before launch to their acquisition and subsequent buyback from The Catch Group, Vinomofo’s road to success has been well documented within the Australian startup community. Now the mainstream online retail industry is taking notice, with the startup taking out three awards at last week’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs), including the top prize of Online Retailer of the Year.
One thing I have always been transparent about with our readers is Shoe String Media’s growth.
Creative3 Pitch, a pitching event looking to connect creative startups with early stage investors, has announced the finalists taking part in its third annual event in September.
Forming Circles, an organisation launched in Australia in 2011 to support small business, innovation, and charitable projects, has evolved into Forming Circles Global with the opening an angel investment fund that will see $500,000 put into women-led startups and small businesses over three years.
Melbourne e-commerce startup The Exchange Group, which operates four global marketplaces including Bike Exchange and House of Home, has today relaunched as Marketplacer after raising $10 million in funding from investors including David Paradice and Gerry Ryan, managing director of Jayco.
Brosa, an 18-month-old company connecting customers directly to furniture designers and creators, is looking to end young Australians’ love affair with cheap flatpack furniture that’s made Ikea so successful.
Sydney-based startup Expert360 has raised $4.1 million in an oversubscribed round led by Frontier Ventures, with investors including former Macquarie Bank Managing Director, Allan Moss AO, rampersand, as well as other institutional investors and existing shareholders across Australia, the US and Europe.