Sydney edutech Mathspace has announced an extension of its partnership with global publisher Pearson Education that will see its program rolled out across thousands of colleges around the US.
Xero has today announced a major integration with Wells Fargo, a US bank serving one in three households and more than three million small businesses across the United States.
Australian consultant marketplace Expert360 has launched its international expansion, opening an office in New York in order to better support its global customers.
The start of year columns predicting 2016 would finally be the year of the drone may just prove to be right, with Australian-founded, US-based drone startup Flirtey completing the first fully autonomous, Federal Aviation Administration-approved urban drone delivery in Nevada.
Payment processing startup Stripe has launched Atlas at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, a new service that allows global companies incorporate in the American state of Delaware by helping them open a US bank account, get tax and legal guidance, and file all the necessary paperwork to establish an operational presence in the US.
Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has announced two big partnerships today, linking up with Shanghai’s Chinaccelerator and the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley to provide its participants with a clearer path to the Chinese and North American markets and easier access to capital.
TenRocket helps entrepreneurs without tech skills bring their app ideas to life in 10 days for $10,000
Countless wannabe entrepreneurs think they have great app ideas but when it comes to actually creating them, they face the small hurdle of, well, not actually having the tech skills necessary to bring those ideas to fruition. This is usually overcome by finding a technical cofounder or paying an agency tens of thousands of dollars to develop the app, a process which can drag on and end up costing more than expected.
It’s easy to watch the news stories about people drowning in rivers or at the beach each summer and think it will never happen to you because you’re a strong swimmer, but the truth is that accidents can happen to strong swimmers too. The World Health Organisation estimates that over 372,000 drowning deaths occur each year, with people often getting caught in rips, developing cramps, or falling overboard from a boat or swimming out too far and getting stuck.
The Match Group acquires PlentyofFish for $575 million; FanDuel raises $275 million; Flipagram raises $70 million
At the end of another busy week, Match Group has added to its stable of dating platforms through its acquisition of PlentyofFish, while fantasy sports startup FanDuel has raised a $275 million Series E round. Closer to home, CargoHound round a $800,000 seed round, while Oneflare raised $3 million.
It’s never been easier to ask for money on the internet, with new crowdfunding platforms seemingly popping up every week. However, while the average crowdfunding platform makes it easy for people to fund the creation of cool new apps and gadgets we don’t really need, others try to raise money for good causes. One such platform is Celly Fundraisers.
For a while, social media was all about the visual, with users sharing thoughts and snapshots of their lives through photography and the written word. Then, as Vine and Snapchat launched and Instagram incorporated a video feature into its offering, sound started to make a comeback.
BrightCaller, a startup based out of Stanford, California has come up with a solution to help people stay committed to their goals – whether it’s related to their personal lives or their work. In fact, employees from the world’s biggest tech companies – including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Slack, Uber and Pinterest – are using BrightCaller to stay productive.
Blind dates set up by mutual friends have a bad track record in romantic comedies, but a new startup has taken the concept and created a platform it hopes will change the online dating landscape through trust.
This week Simon touches down in the place where the power players of the entire country come to play, but is Washington just a place for senators and presidents? Come with us as we explore the not so well known [to us anyway] world of Washington startups, you’ll be very surprised at what we discover!
This week Simon heads to the windy city of Chicago and checks out their startup community. From the epic 1981 building to the startups that collectively raised over a billion dollars in capital over the last year, Chicago is definitely the dark horse when it comes to fast growing startup scenes across the USA.