Despite the wealth of booking platforms out there, Honee posits that booking a salon service still, more often than not, means having to pick up the phone.
Melbourne startup Everproof, whose platform digitises and verifies accreditations, has raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Reinventure and Allectus Capital as it looks to expand its offering into the financial services market. Launched by Hugh Krantz, Nathan Merzvinskis, and Andreas Limberopoulos in 2016, the platform allows users to store their various […]
Mentorloop has raised $725,000 in funding from venture capital firms Blackbird Ventures, Rampersand, and Tempus Partners, and a number of angel investors.
Sydney email marketing platform Vero has raised $4 million in a Series A round from Square Peg Capital, its first funding boost since its launch in 2012.
LaunchVic, the Vic Government’s $60 million startup initiative, has announced the grant recipients in its second funding round, totalling $4.9 million.
Adelaide-founded, San Francisco-based startup HappyCo, which creates apps to help clients run smarter operations, has announced the closing of a US$7.5 million (around $9.8 million) Series A funding round.
Long-running accelerator program Startmate has opened applications for its 2016 intake, this year upping its funding offering for participants by 50 percent to $75,000 and bringing on four new partners to help mentors provide dedicated guidance and advice to startups.
Australian-founded, California-based cybersecurity startup UpGuard has today announced the closing of a US$17 million (approximately $22 million) Series B round co-led by new investor Pelion Venture Partners and existing investor Square Peg Capital.
Edrolo is a digital resource that helps teachers adopt technology in a meaningful way to boost engagement in the classroom.
If Canva has democratised graphic design then Australian startup Pixel Together, founded by Daniel Billingham and Simon Moore, is well on the way to democratising web design. The platform is a visual web design and publishing tool created specifically for the needs of designing web pages. The tools allow users a lot of creative freedom and control over their designs, not just on the desktop but also on mobile and tablet devices. There is no coding required and it’s all drag and drop so it works a bit more like Photoshop.
Australian startups looking for an accelerator program have never been so spoiled for choice. Programs are now evolving into industry and even product-specific streams and, most importantly, have more funds to invest and increasingly experienced mentors to provide guidance.
Startmate, a Sydney-based startup accelerator programme that has one of the highest startup success rates, has announced today that it will invest up to $150,000 into its next batch of startups. It has also partnered with creative agency Droga5 to help 2016 participants with storytelling, a struggle for many founders with promising products.
PItching season in Sydney comes around just like hunting season. But instead of Elmer Fudd with a shotgun, we have eager founders with powerpoint decks. Pitching season is the engine of our growing startup ecosystem – it injects money into growing businesses, it propels good ideas forward and showcases the best our local founders have to offer.
There has been quite a bit of attention focused on two drone programs that are currently in their ‘experimental’ phases. Google’s Project Wing and Amazon Prime Air were revealed in August to be testing drone deliveries.
In the early days, accelerators like Startmate and Angelcube faced criticism from some commentators in the tech space. It is apparent now that those remarks may have been made way too early, because the systemised approach that these programs have followed to take startups to market has begun to yield very positive results – not just for the companies, but for the broader Australian ecosystem.