Brisbane’sTravello has raised $5 million from private investors to grow its app for travellers and further the development of its new SaaS marketing platform BlueTee.
Sydney-founded startup Tinybeans, the social platform allowing parents to share snaps of their growing children with a close network of people actually interested in seeing them, has today listed on the ASX, seeing to raise $6 million to pursue growth.
A few months on from raising $1.26 million in funding to push its growth, Brisbane travel startup Travello has announced a partnership with Youth Hostels Australia (YHA) to help connect YHA’s network of travellers to other like minded people through the Travello app.
There are various types of startups in the world. There are the quirky ones that try to make us smile, those that quell boredom, startups that aim to make us healthier, those who want to get us organised and work better, and those that try to change the way big institutions work. Brisbane startup dfinanz aims to be the latter.
The latest startup in Australia to enter this space is Nabo, founded by Adam Rigby, who also co-founded JumpOnIt and was the former CEO of LivingSocial. Launched yesterday, the startup carries $2.25 million in funding in its pocket, with investors including Reinventure Group and Seven West Media.
There are many niche social networks coming into the fray, which begs the question, why would Queensland couple Leanne and Richard Sexton create another one? At first glance, Mothers Groupie seems like ‘just another social network’ dedicated to newfound mums – but on further reflection, it’s potential becomes apparent as long as the business model is executed well.
Following hot on the tails of Australia’s latest startup trend, Question-and-Answer based social network Spring.me has today announced its plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), and raise a further $3 million to $5 million in the upcoming weeks through institutional investors.
The past 12 months has been a rollercoaster ride for the Australian startup; and now it’s preparing to join the ranks of social media power players like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Co-Founder and Managing Director Jake McKeon told Startup Daily that they’ve teamed up with lightbulb innovator LIFX and will be launching Moodswing Version 2 this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014.
Yesterday, Moodswing announced a pivot – motivated by over 5,000 ‘sad’, ‘depressed’ and ‘suicidal’ moods posted by its users over the past few months. The startup, formerly a social network, is set to become an emotional well-being app and has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Pozible to make that happen.
While there are many travel applications that aggregate data, there was yet to be a platform for travellers to organise their entire travel experience under one digital umbrella.
A new development in technology is about to disrupt the global media landscape; it’s technological convergence like you’ve never seen before. What used to be The Piano Room, a Kings Cross-based celebrity hotspot, is now the house of Moment Media’s latest innovation.
Let’s just revisit last year and have a little giggle about Bebo.
Imagine receiving a notification that an old-time friend you haven’t seen in years is just two streets away? Alphega allows just that. Launched in September last year, Alphega allows users to see – in 3D – social media updates that take place in their vicinity.
Seniors now too can enjoy the benefits of social media, with new app Tapestry taking the hassle away from current social network configurations and offering a more intuitive, user-friendly interface.
Encryption isn’t always about doing something illegal. We live in a time when bored kids can hack entire servers with a smart phone, and understanding that a need for more complex and increased security is not always the sign of illegal activity seems to be a nuance not every government agency has caught on to.