The real question that will determine the success of a startup like Market Engine is: Does China actually want to buy what Australian’s are selling?
Having just closed a AUD$2.11 million funding round from a number of angel investors, Dr Catriona Wallace, founder of Flamingo is preparing to expand the company’s reach, launching the startup into the United States market early next year.
A noteworthy aspect about this recent funding round is the two Silicon Valley heavyweights that have now become part of the Shoes of Prey family.
In the same way that Spotify took a great big slice of marketshare from iTunes, the potential inkl.com, a new Melbourne based startup has to actually breathe life into the ‘touch and go’ realm of publisher paywalls is obvious.
The app Yik Yak has been labelled ‘controversial’ by many, a lot of people were surprised when it raised two earlier rounds this year totalling to US$11.2 million. Today, announced less than ten hours ago, the app has added a further US$62 million to that injection via another round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.
It only launched in May this year, but already media startup Officelovin.com is making an impression, garnering readers from all over the world.
Founded by Nigel Johnston, QualityTrade launched in August this year; and in the last three months has clocked up over 12,000 members. The key to its success? Making it easy for customers that have been poorly served by Alibaba.com to fulfil their wholesale import requirements.
The latest project that Austen Heinz and Gilad Gome are working on together has everyone within the Silicon Valley tech scene talking – the pair presented at Demo Conference recently and talked about a new pro-biotic supplement called ‘Sweet Peach’ that they wanted to bring to the market to enable women to change the way their vaginas smell.
Campaign Monitor has announced today that it has acquired San Francisco based survey startup, GetFeedback.
Over recent weeks, Russel Howarth via the twitter moniker @ArrestingUber has been making some very bold, very public claims about Uber.
The hunger for ‘entrepreneurial’ based subject matter has heightened in recent months as a number of networks prepare to launch new content to the market.
Sydney-based startup OneFitStop has announced that it has secured seed funding for the finalisation of its technology and initial rollout in the Australian fitness industry. The angel investor that contributed to the seed round is seasoned entrepreneur Lewis Bloch. However, OneFitStop remains tight-lipped about the amount raised.
I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to startups who claim they are trying to ‘disrupt’ the Australian postal system.
Choosing to align himself with a firm such as Battery Ventures, widely considered a top ten US Venture Capital firm, is an extremely well thought out strategic decision on behalf of Nitro founder, Sam Chandler.