Collaborate Corporation (ASX:CL8), formerly known as QANDA Technologies, has today announced an investment in FundX, a Sydney-headquartered peer-to-peer lending startup supported by venture tech firm BlueChilli.
The newly appointed Assistant Minister for Innovation The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP has teamed up with venture technology firm BlueChilli to facilitate a one-day policy hackathon to take place in Sydney next weekend.
Australian FinTech-focused investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG are calling on local FinTech startups to nominate themselves for the global FinTech 100 list, which will celebrate 50 established startups and 50 ’emerging stars’, or undiscovered companies.
This morning, Sydney-based Mad Paws, a fast-growing marketplace for pet services, has raised $1.1 million in an oversubscribed funding round. Investors that contributed to the round include Macdoch Ventures, cofounder of HotelsCombined Michael Doubinski, Commonwealth Bank Group Executive Matt Comyn and Managing Director of Amazon Web Services Paul Migliorini.
The inaugural National Indigenous Business Month kicks off today, looking to boost the development of the Indigenous business sector by helping corporates and governments understand the role Indigenous businesses can play in our communities.
New Zealand accelerator Lightning Lab has opened applications for Lightning Lab XX, the country’s first accelerator program focused on women-led startups.
Australian startups looking for an accelerator program have never been so spoiled for choice. Programs are now evolving into industry and even product-specific streams and, most importantly, have more funds to invest and increasingly experienced mentors to provide guidance.
After a year spent looking for a new office, Adelaide’s Majoran Coworking has decided to stay put, instead launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for renovations at its Grenfell St location.
Sydney startup Construction Cloud has represented Australia at the University Startup World Cup after winning the fifth annual 3P Business Plan competition at the University of Technology Sydney.
Brisbane startup coworking community River City Labs has announced the launch of its first Startup Weekend event targeted to women, to be held this October.
Townsville tech company SafetyCulture has announced that it has secured $6.1 million in its oversubscribed Series A round of funding – most of the investors in this round are existing shareholders. The latest round brings the total amount of funds raised by the startup to just under $11 million, with investors including Bill Tai, Blackbird Ventures and Farquhar, who is also a backer of Blackbird.
DISRUPT.SYDNEY, an annual tech conference held by the Digital Disruption Research Group (DDRG) and the Balanced Enterprise Research Network at the University of Sydney’s Business School, wants to show off the positive possibilities of disruption in everyday life and business with this year’s theme of “disruption for good.”
South Australian startup Bluethumb, which has created a platform allowing artists to showcase and sell their work online, was named the winner of the Creative3 Pitch competition in Brisbane yesterday, and will go on to represent Australia at the Creative Business Cup in Denmark later this year.
Over the years, one thing that’s become increasingly clear about Dropbox is that it plays the long game when it comes user acquisition. It doesn’t aim to convert users to paying customers overnight or over months, but over years.
One of the more unorthodox hackathons out there, StartupBus, is returning for its second year. Two buses will be taking off on a 72 hour road trip on October 25, arriving in Sydney in time for the SydStart conference on October 29.