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First Round Capital's State of Startups 2016 Report

- December 2, 2016 < 1 MIN READ

This year, we aimed to refresh — and enhance — our in-depth snapshot of founders and startups across the entire tech ecosystem. We asked several of the same questions to track shifting sentiment and trends across years, but also delved into new areas such as how founders pick their lead investor and the perspectives they… Read more »

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Topaz Conway joins StartupAUS board as Teresa Engelhard is appointed chair

- November 29, 2016 2 MIN READ

Ahead of the release of its 2016 Crossroads report later this week, advocacy body StartupAUS has announced the appointment of Topaz Conway to its board and existing board director Teresa Engelhard as chairman. Chair of women-focused accelerator program Springboard Enterprises and advisor for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation initiative, Conway said she is “delighted” to… Read more »

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Online directory Social Change Central launches to connect social enterprise startups to opportunities

- November 1, 2016 2 MIN READ

In the past, Australian startups working in the social enterprise space have chosen to go overseas to pursue growth, with the UK’s social enterprise sector, for example, far more advanced than Australia’s. However, this has begun to shift over the last year or so, with the pool of resources available to local entrepreneurs steadily growing.… Read more »

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Sharing economy founders come together to launch dedicated coworking hub in Sydney

- October 25, 2016 2 MIN READ

A group of founders running sharing economy startups have come together to launch The Sharing Hub, a Sydney coworking hub dedicated to helping boost new startups in the sharing economy space through access to advice and mentorship. Dubbing themselves the ‘Peer to Peer Cousins Network’, Spacer founder Mike Rosenbaum; Steve Orenstein, founder of courier service… Read more »

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Fintech startup PromisePay pushing US growth through partnership with New York's ServiceChannel

- October 24, 2016 2 MIN READ

New York company ServiceChannel, which runs a service automation platform for facilities managers and contractors, has announced it has partnered with Australian startup PromisePay to power its multi-billion dollar marketplace. ServiceChannel’s platform is used by over 350 companies globally to streamline facilities repair and maintenance services across more than 200,000 locations in over 60 countries.… Read more »

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TheRight.Fit raises $750,000 seed round from AirTree Ventures to help connect brands with creative talent

- August 1, 2016 2 MIN READ

TheRight.Fit, a startup helping connect brands and agencies with creative talent, has raised $750,000 in seed funding from AirTree Ventures to help further develop its platform and expand its reach in the industry. Founded by CEO Taryn Williams and Aurelien Labonne late last year, theright.fit essentially looks to help brands and talent bypass the traditional… Read more »

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KPMG Australia and Advance announce 2016 elevate61 accelerator intake

- February 23, 2016 2 MIN READ

Innovation network Advance and KPMG Australia have named the startups taking part in this year’s elevate61 accelerator program, designed to help participants fast track their growth into the US. The 11 startups, or rather scaleups, have achieved a combined turnover of over $25 million in the past 12 months, and span various industries, from logistics to fintech… Read more »

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Malcolm Turnbull unveils funding for National Science and Innovation Agenda to fuel Australia's 'ideas boom'

- December 7, 2015 6 MIN READ

Malcolm Turnbull has long been considered a champion of Australia’s tech and startup scene, but his declaration upon taking over as Prime Minister in September that “the Australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative” made startup hearts across the country swoon. Now, three months… Read more »