One of Jason Calacanis’s personal theories is that a great founder can come from anywhere, he said, and the founders he met in Australia surpassed his expectations. One note, though: think bigger.
Austrade Trade Commissioner in Shanghai, Susan Corbisiero on the opportunities for Aussie fintechs in China
“There was no Pearl Tower, and I was the tourist attraction at Yuyuan Garden.” China has changed immeasurably since Susan Corbisiero first made her way to China in 1990, and as Trade Commissioner and Post Manager with Austrade in Shanghai now, Susan’s key piece of advice to Australians looking to do business in China is:… Read more »
Rent, the company behind rental listings platform Rent.com.au, is set to acquire RentPay, a payments system for the rental market, from cloud accounting software provider MYOB for $425,000 in cash.
“Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.” It’s perhaps not a message one would expect to find on viral Instagram posts and prominent billboards advertising a dating app, but it’s the message Bumble went with.
Australian VC firm Blackbird Ventures has announced the closing of its third fund, raising $225 million from the likes of Hostplus and the Future Fund.
I recently attended an event encouraging women to get involved in the startup ecosystem at the new Sydney Startup Hub. While I applaud the aim of the event, I left with my blood boiling.
The Daigou market in Australia is estimated to be worth in excess of $850 million, with 60,000 people in Australia partaking in some form of Daigou trade.
YGAP opens applications for First Gens accelerator program for migrant and refugee-led social impact startups
Not-for-profit YGAP has opened applications for its 2018 intakes of First Gens, an accelerator program aimed at providing support to early-stage social impact companies led by migrants and refugees in Australia.
Fintech company Uno Home Loans has announced the raising of $25 million in funding from strategic backer Westpac, and kicked off the search for a new CEO.
Adelaide is pushing ahead in developing its smart city credentials, partnering with Cisco to run a $1 million Internet of Things traffic project.
London-based Relx Group, a multinational analytics company, has acquired Australia-founded digital identity company ThreatMetrix for £580 million (just over $1 billion) in cash.
Melbourne startup OpenLive is an automated system helping artists record and sell their live performances
Looking to help more artists capture their gigs is Australian startup OpenLive, which has developed an automated system to help artists record and release their live performances.
Picaluna is an online platform helping people plan “authentic” funerals by giving them choice of service providers
Picaluna is an online platform that aims to instead offer “a better way for family and friends to say goodbye to the people they love” by connecting them to a network of trusted service providers for more choice.
Monica Wulff is the cofounder and CEO of Startup Muster, the largest annual survey of the Australian startup ecosystem, conducted to showcase the opportunities, progress, and challenges.