More than 50 years after humankind first set foot on the moon, only members of a very exclusive club have had the opportunity to travel in space. Though they may not be Virgin Galactic, two Sydney university students want to give more people the opportunity to learn from space by drastically reducing the cost of getting there.
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Earlier this month, PowerDialer.co took out the top prize at Startup Weekend Brisbane. Over 54 hours, Nicholas Burge, Jake Phillpot, Tylor Stewart, Harris Jubb, Michael Moore, and Suzy Le brought their cloud-based call centre concept to life.
“Entrepreneurs might misdiagnose anxiety as something else. If your investors are all of a sudden meddling in the business, you might be seeing anxiety. If your investors are asking for endless amounts of data, you might be seeing anxiety. If your board meetings have become tense and difficult, you might be seeing anxiety,” writes venture capitalist Fred Wilson. [Source: Fred Wilson Blog].
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Hunter Walk, early-stage investor at Homebrew, approached Anne Dinneen, CIO of Hamilton College, about how VCs evaluate venture partnerships. She said “assembling managers with different backgrounds can contribute to a more diverse set of perspectives and hence investment opportunities”. [Source: Hunter Walk Blog]
It was another busy week for the global startup scene, with FanDuel acquiring app development startup Kotikan, fresh off closing its $275 million funding round last week, and Australian startups Brosa, Expert360, and Marketplacer all raising funds.
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.
Melbourne-based startup WellOne believes its healthcare membership system will relieve the pressure on the public health system and decrease instances where people neglect their health for financial reasons.
Wellington based startup Banqer is an online platform that facilitates the teaching of financial education in the classroom in a fun engaging way creating a virtual ‘classroom currency’. Children have their own bank accounts and get a rich online experience in what it means to be in charge of your own personal finances.