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Bluethumb raises $500,000; Udacity raises $105 million Series D round; ClassPass raises $30 million

- November 13, 2015 4 MIN READ

It has been another busy week around the global startup space. In Europe, Rocket Internet’s home interiors marketplace Home24 has acquired German competitor Fashion For Home, while Udacity has raised $105 million in a Series D round at a valuation of $1 billion and ClassPass has raised $30 million. Closer to home, Australian visual arts marketplace Bluethumb has raised $500,000 from the founders of AussieCommerce.

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Visual arts startup Bluethumb titled Best Shopping App, but are the artworks really worth $1.5M?

- August 21, 2014 3 MIN READ

South Australian visual arts marketplace Bluethumb has taken out Best Shopping App in the Australian Mobile & App Design Awards 2014. Given the awards attracts entries from high profile businesses like,, AFL, Coles and ANZ in a wide range of categories, it’s safe to say Bluethumb was in great company – not to mention, last year Ikea and Starbucks took out top honours in the categories for retail and shopping.