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Invented by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs: Mastercard’s unique global start up program

Start Path – Mastercard’s global start up program – has bolstered 230 fintechs around the world and helped them raise $2 billion...

Meet the two blokes dominating the skincare game

From working in a fish and chip shop to owning a global award-winning skincare company, these two high school mates are on...

Atlassian alumni has joined Sydney startup as Head of Engineering

Qwilr, online proposal and quote software startup, has announced the appointment of Ben Mackie as Head of Engineering. Ben joins from Atlassian...

“A fancy IKEA pack”: Australia’s own flat-packed electric vehicle

Australian startup ACE EV has unveiled their plans for Australian-manufactured electric cars, made from imported flat-pack vehicle kits. From 2019-2020 there was a 40 per...

Taking a phased approach to founding a startup

Leaving the corporate world to start your own business can be daunting enough. But choosing to embark on a new career in the high-growth,...

Startup investment continues to rise in 2020

Startup investment in Australia hit new highs over the first six months of 2020, reaching US$944.7 million, up from US$627.3 million in H1 2019,...

Founding a startup during a pandemic: Advice from UNSW founders

UNSW Founders, a startup program, has seen an increase in participation in recent months despite the pandemic. The program focuses on helping UNSW students,...

Melbourne’s startup ecosystem valued at $7 billion, exceeding predictions

Melbourne’s startup ecosystem exceeds growth predictions, now valued at US$4.8 Billion (USD) / $7 billion (AUD) and ranking in the...

Five Australian startups to follow in 2020 H2

With the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19, 2020 is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record economically, and Australian startups...

Uni startups face funding withdrawals, Stoic Venture Capital steps in

Due to the current climate, university startups, research projects and jobs, have experienced funding withdrawal. They are being given the vital boost needed with...

Fintech unicorn Airwallex continues to disrupt, leaders share insight

Fintech Unicorn Airwallex seems to continue to go from strength to strength; the startup managed to complete its largest funding round (US$160M) mid-pandemic and...

Startups and digital transformation will be key to COVID-19 recovery

Vu Tran, co-founder at Go1, talks us through why he thinks startups and digital transformation will be key in the economic recovery from COVID-19...

Startup GO1 secures over US$40 Million in funding with remote work explosion

The increase in remote workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that more users than ever are on the GO1 platform for remote learning. GO1.com,...

Fintech startup Verteva secures $33M Series A raise amid COVID-19

Financial technology startup and home loan disruptor, Verteva, has secured a AUD$33m Series A capital raise which has been funded entirely by New Zealand’s Bolton Equities. Founded...

Designer face mask business TECMASK sees 8000% growth in January

TECMASK has seen unforeseen and unplanned exponential business and sales growth of their face masks since the outbreak of coronavirus. Originally ridiculed for their...

Beating the problems that startups face

Starting a business can be both challenging and rewarding. I caught the startup bug quite early in my career. From launching an import/export clothing...

Ocean-cleaning startup makes a splash with crowdfunding campaign

The Seabin Project, an Australian ocean-cleaning startup, has raised more than $1,000,000 through crowdfunding since the launch of their new ‘Public, for Purpose’ campaign. The...

Take a dive with Swimply, the “Airbnb of swimming pools”

Since its Australian launch in November 2019, American app Swimply has disrupted the sharing economy by giving Aussie beach lovers a reason to dive into...

15 years ago, I built a startup – Here’s how I’d do it differently

A decade and a half ago when I built my first company, the word “startup” was practically unheard of in Australia. When we talked...

Proptech startup sets out to revolutionise real estate agency Ray White

Last week, Sydney-based proptech company NurtureCloud announced its partnership with leading Australian real estate agency Ray White, bagging no less than $3 million.  Broadly defined as...