Atlassian, a 14-year-old Australian-founded maker of enterprise software, is now one of the most valuable venture-backed companies in the world – currently worth US$3.3 billion (AUD$3.5 billion), a big jump from its former value of USD$1 billion, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal. A fraction of the company’s existing and former… Read more »
After much anticipation, Adelaide startup Aston Club, deemed “the uber of the hospitality industry” has just launched into the iOS and Android markets. Incorporated into the smartphone application is a Point Of Sale-integrated mobile payment system, member benefit programme with exclusive VIP rewards and unique marketing solutions for merchants.
The team behind personal finance startup Pocketbook is currently experimenting with Google Glass in an effort to make managing money even easier for Australians.
According to a new study conducted by Di Marzio Research, Gen X and Y are increasingly switching over to socially conscious brands with the same offering – pointing to a ‘conscious consumerism’ trend and proving social responsibility to be a unique selling point. A report titled ‘Switching Brands for a Cause’ commissioned by Cavill + Co… Read more »
Based on its growth and the companies that have emerged from the city, we can safely say that Adelaide has one of the strongest startup scenes in Australia. There are around 68 professional support networks in Adelaide, making it one of the most structured environments in the country; and with accelerator programs such as ANZ Innovyz and conferences like South Start, it is quite clear that our southern cousins mean business when it comes to innovation and technology.
As technology advances, so too does crime. And the tools used to commit crimes are advancing as rapidly as digital devices are. But one thing hasn’t changed – a criminal’s acumen and dexterity when it comes to the act of the crime. Today, cybercrime and data breaches costs the Australian economy over $1 billion and the global… Read more »
Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has released some interesting statistics about Australia. Firstly, the amount of money pledged to Indiegogo campaigns in the country has nearly tripled over the last 12 months, with Technology and Design campaigns experiencing the fastest growth rate. Film, Technology and Music are still the most commonly funded categories for Australians; and it… Read more »
The Silicon Lakes Team is co-ordinating and hosting the 2014 Australian & New Zealand Singularity University Global Impact Competition in association with Dr Clarence Tan, the Australian Ambassador for Singularity University. The competition is now open, and Australian innovators are invited to apply for the chance to win a scholarship worth $30,000 to study at the Silicon… Read more »
Earlier this month, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s new KIIS 1065 breakfast show tied with Jonesy and Amanda’s WSFM for the number one spot across Sydney’s FM commercial stations. The excitement continues with the announcement of Kyle and Jackie O’s innovative new social media platform.
Brisbane-based digital publishing startup Liquid State has come a long way since launching in the latter months of 2010. Their user base has grown 30 times over the past 11 months alone, earning itself the title of High-Growth Business Startup at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards last year and becoming Australia’s go-to cloud-based platform for distributing digital content across mobile devices.
UTS Business School and Australian venture technology company, BlueChilli X, have just announced a three-year partnership that will see them helping students and executive education clients develop startup-esque innovation skills.
ONEWorld Summit, a two-day event that brings together young social leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers, made its debut in Melbourne just last year, and has now expanded into other locations – including Singapore, San Francisco, New York, South Africa and Malaysia. In 2013, social entrepreneur Alex Jeffery, also the founder of GettBusy and Hoothouse, started a project… Read more »
As of last Tuesday, BodyTea’s Instagram account with an 80,000-strong follower base has been hacked. According to Taylor Dow, Founder of BodyTea Australia, the perpetrator has been featuring false special offers via Instagram such as ‘Follow us, and you’ll get a year’s supply of BodyTea’.
The world’s largest youth-led non-for-profit organisation, AIESEC is encouraging tech startups in their high-growth phase to welcome an international intern to work for them for a maximum of one year.
In 2013, Hilary Clinton said, “Women remain as the world’s largest untapped reservoir of talent.” While this comment still resonates with our culture, in Sydney’s Doltone House, hundreds of people gathered to recognise and celebrate female talent across Australia. Former Queensland Premier and now CEO of YWCA NSW, The Hon. Anna Bligh spoke about resilience at the NAB… Read more »