Chief Operating Officer of Instagram, Marne Levine was in Sydney last week to globally launch the company’s new suite of tools for small business.
New startup Spaceship is set to launch its mobile-only superannuation fund after receiving $1.6 million in funding led by Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes. The startup has a particular focus on enabling people to invest their super into technology-driven startups and companies.
Talent Unleashed Award finalist uHoo helps identify the toxins in the air we breathe to create healthier lifestyles
Singapore-based startup uHoo tracks air quality and provides real-time alerts through a mobile device application. The company has developed a pint glass-sized device equipped with more sensors than any other product on the market so far, which measure toxins to help users learn about the air they’re breathing and identify potential triggers for respiratory conditions.
On-demand service applications seem to be somewhat of a focus across Australia’s startup scene at the moment. There is literally an “Uber for ….” well anything that you can imagine these days including marijuana if you live in San Francisco.
Tiltsta is looking to change the way that people purchase items and engage with advertising campaigns on their smartphones, doing away with the ‘one touch’ mentality and instead replacing it with a slight ’tilt’ of your device.
With forecasted revenue to be north of $850 billion in the mobile space within the next three years, it is hardly surprising that the number of unicorns playing specifically in mobile is growing. According to the Digi-Capital report, there are now 89 mobile unicorns across 18 sectors within 15 countries.
What Gamestarter envisions its solution being is the Quirky.com for the mobile gaming industry, solving a huge problem when it comes to validation of game ideas.
SEEK’s $12.5 million stake in Babajob is just the first in what will be a number of cross-regional investments
India is attractive right now for investors. In the last 12 months, investment into India’s tech scene has increased threefold – it has become the world’s third largest startup ecosystem just behind the United States and United Kingdom, according to the 2014 National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) report. The same report also suggests that the number of startups in India will rise from around 3,100 currently to over 11,000 by 2020.
Global giant Uber and Aussie startup goCatch are the two dominant players in taxi-tech in Australia, battling it out for supremacy in our capital cities. We put the two big players, Uber and goCatch, to the test to see how they stack up. [Source: TheHipPocket]
In an exclusive event hosted by the Young Entrepreneurs Society and the University of Sydney Union, co-founder of mobile technology startup Snapchat, Evan Spiegel will participate in a student only interactive session at the USYD campus next Monday evening.
There is a lot of activity happening in the ‘messaging’ space at the moment. It is likely to do with societies love of instant, real-time gratification. A lot of the emerging players are ‘me-too’ solutions that all look the same, all work the same and are all competing to be the next big thing.
A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Aunkur Arya, the General Manager of Mobile for payments company Braintree, to discuss the findings of a recent survey and analysis conducted by the company powered by SurveyMonkey.
In the competitive world of interior design two Australian startups are currently making inroads with premium play, curated marketplaces.
Couchelo, founded by Si-Si Dai, William Fan and Fei Yao, is focusing on unique vintage and designer furniture. Lodie, founded by Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas focuses more on the homewares and gift market, including fashion and jewellery.
The bar for mobile games has risen steadily over the past 2 years. Mobile games now require more features, better graphics and more polish than ever before if you want to stand out amongst the 181 apps launched every day.
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.