A new startup-focused media company has entered into the fray, with the launch of This Week In Startups Australia (TWISTA). The podcast will follow a similar format to its US counterpart This Week in Startups (TWIST) founded by entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis.
The latest startup to join the billion dollar club (which feels like is something happening every other month these days) is Slack, the enterprise focused collaboration platform founded by entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield.
Like many tech startups are leading with a ‘mobile first’ play in a lot of industries, there is a growing community of content creators that are leading with their own ‘online first’ focus – and this in-and-of itself is partly what is beginning to create such a strong online streaming and on demand content culture across the globe.
Social content marketing technology startup Stackla has today announced the close of its first capital raise totalling $2 million. Investors in this round include Australian VC firm rampersand as well as Tony Faure, Non-Executive Director of oOh! Media and a former Yahoo! And Ninemsn executive; Grant McCarthy of Asia Pacific Growth Management; one of Australia’s foremost… Read more »
Rob Rhinehart, Silicon Valley-based software engineer and creator of the supposedly nutritious, taste-deprived goop Soylent, sacrificed his health in pursuit of something quite ambitious – saving the universe from drying out.
Sydney-based startup Divvy Parking has kickstarted its national expansion plans today by launching in Melbourne. Founded in late 2011 by husband-wife team Nick and Nicole Austin, Divvy is part of the global collaborative consumption movement with a focus on the parking niche. Divvy’s online marketplace allows individuals and businesses to earn extra income by leasing out vacant… Read more »
Catcha Group is about to invest up to $100 million into high growth stage startups in South East Asia
Yesterday, Catcha Group announced the launch of Catcha Ventures, its investment arm which will focus on funding high growth new media, technology and mobile companies in the South East Asian region. In a media release, the company stated it would invest between USD$50 to $100 million in chosen companies over the next three to five year period.
Kardashian was interviewed by journalist Kara Swisher onstage this week at Re/Code’s annual tech conference on the topics of social media, mobile gaming and the polarising nature of her particular brand of fame.
Home intelligence startup Ninja Blocks has today announced a USD$700,000 capital raise. The news follows a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign completed in January through which the startup raised a little over $700,000, more than six times its pledged amount. Investors in the latest fund round are both local and international, and include SingTel Innov8, Blackbird… Read more »
Posse and Beat the Q have today announced a merger that will assist in companies’ growth trajectory. Together, the startups want to create the “Uber or Airbnb of shopping”. Posse and Beat the Q both have strong traction; collectively, they will have 500,000 users, 56,000 shop relationships and handle over 400,000 transactions per month.
Glamsquad is part of the growing trend of startups that operate in the ‘connection economy’. Other startups that fall into this category include Uber, goCatch, Airtasker, Sidekicker, Road Angels and SuitBids, to name just a few.
Crowdsourced news distribution startup Newzulu has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Toronto-based media company Filemobile for approximately AUD$5.06 million (CD$5 million), depending on a number of conditions. To fund the acquisition, Newzulu will undertake a capital raise, details of which will be released at a later date. Newzulu will re-comply with Chapters 1 and 2… Read more »
Bloomberg BETA, a recently-launched $75 million venture capital fund backed by US media group Bloomberg, conducted a study in a rather unusual manner to determine what kind of people are likely to become successful startup entrepreneurs. And as it turns out, you don’t have to be young like Facebook’s founder and our generation’s poster child of success Mark Zuckerberg to do it.
The owners of Dallas Buyers Club LLC, who own the rights to the movie of the same name, has applied to the Federal Court for iiNet and other internet service providers to reveal the details of people it suspects may have committed copyright infringement by illegally downloading the film.
Startup Moula vs. PayPal Working Capital: Both want to provide SMBs critical short-term capital, but which is better?
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Aris Allegos and Andrew Watt are the brains behind an infant startup Moula, which functions as an online funding platform for small businesses to access critical short-term capital.