Facebook acquires Masquerade; WeWork raises $430 million at $16 billion valuation; PlantMiner raises $3.5 million

- March 11, 2016 4 MIN READ

Another busy week has seen Facebook acquire Masquerade, the startup behind MSQRD, the app behind the faceswapping tool taking over the internet, while Intel has acquired Replay Technologies to help create a new category for sports entertainment. Meanwhile, WeWork has raised $430 million at a valuation of $16 billion to help launch a push into Asia, and closer to home Melbourne’s Culture Amp raised $10 million while Brisbane’s PlantMiner raised $3.5 million.


Tradie marketplace hipages acquires business directory StartLocal

- March 3, 2016 2 MIN READ

Just a few weeks after entering into a strategic partnership with real estate group Ray White, tradie marketplace hipages has announced its acquisition of Australian business directory StartLocal and related assets, including Home Service Engine and Aussie Tradesman User Guide. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.


How startups can improve their early stage marketing

- February 16, 2016 6 MIN READ

Most startups are terrible at early stage marketing. If you don’t believe me, just take a quick search of any startup featured on Startup Daily – check out their social media profiles, and if they have a blog. What you’ll find is that there is not much is going on – kind of like Donald Trump’s hair once upon a time, but hey, he fixed that!


Will Sydney startup MoneyBrilliant be the winner in the personal finance management space?

- September 24, 2015 7 MIN READ

We’ve seen a number of startups emerge in the last few years that help people manage their personal finances via their smartphones – a few notable examples include Mint, Pocketbook and Digit. Although Sydney-based startup MoneyBrilliant isn’t a new market entrant, it has undergone many iterations and is now one of best available because of its UI/UX as well as the volume and type of financial services accounts that can be integrated into the application.


Realestate.com.au partners with 3D visualisation startup Scann3d to transform the online property ecosystem

- June 12, 2015 4 MIN READ

Australia’s biggest property portal, realestate.com.au, has joined forces with Melbourne based 3D visualisation startup Scann3d as well as property developer BPM, to transform the online property ecosystem. As a result, rather than house hunters and property investors having to rely on two-dimensional floor plans to assess the value of an investment, they can walk through an interactive virtual world and explore developments before they exist in the physical world.