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Here’s what every startup owner needs to learn from Prospa and Unlockd’s failings

Two of Australia’s hottest startups were recently in the press for all of the wrong reasons.

What you need to know about how blockchain is changing capital raising

The blockchain takes the concept further, allowing companies to raise funds on the blockchain by issuing tokens, or crypto securities, of some value in the company or that provide utility.

Wellington’s Rabid Technologies expands into Australia by acquiring Melbourne’s Squareweave

Bucking the trend of Australian companies buying into New Zealand, New Zealand web and app company Rabid Technologies has acquired Squareweave, a strategic design and web development agency based in Melbourne.

Here’s a guide to how your business can achieve great customer retention (INFOGRAPHIC)

Many companies invest more money in customer acquisition as they perceive it to be a quick and effective way of generating profit. However, this opinion has been disproven by multiple studies which have shown that it is in fact customer retention, and acquisition, that lays the groundwork for long-term, sustainable growth.

In the age of Cambridge Analytica, whose responsibility is the safety of your data?

When the Cambridge Analytica data scandal broke, many jaws dropped in disbelief, people raced to close their online social media accounts, saying, ‘Never again!’

Music startup GiggedIn tunes in to VentureCrowd for part of its $1 million cap raise

Online subscription platform GiggedIn is transforming how live music and entertainment is consumed by making it more affordable, easier and accessible for Australians, particularly millennials, who love the nightlife.

UrbanYou and Oneflare join forces to capture Australia’s on-demand household services market

The deal will significantly accelerate the companies’ growth trajectory. With over one million users visiting Oneflare monthly, consumers across Australia will be offered the convenience of instant booking and payments, and exceptional service standards delivered through UrbanYou.

From kids’ disco parties to global tech company: AmazingCo secures $2.3 million cap raise

AmazingCo, a data-driven experiences platform, recently announced a $2.3 million raise led by Rampersand VC, including Macdoch Ventures, Aconex’s founders Leigh Jasper and Rob Phillpot, Luxury Escapes co-founder Adam Schwab and Richmond AFL captain Trent Cotchin.

Global tourism accelerator program run by Slingshot in Queensland back for second year running

Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator run by Slingshot and backed by the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative, has officially launched for the second year running.

New KPMG report: venture capital investment in Australian startups hits new peak

Australian venture capital (VC) invested in Australia hit a record US$630 million in the 2017/18 financial year, according to Venture Pulse Q2 2018, the quarterly global VC trends report published by KPMG.

Girl Geek Academy extend their influence to the U.S. with diversity and inclusion grants

Girl Geek Academy is extending its impact into the U.S. market with a scholarship initiative aimed at increasing the number of minority groups working within the chaos engineering field.

Women’s nutritional supplement provider named 2018 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year

Female-oriented protein powder company, Happy Way, is the 2018 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year. Co-founder, Hien Nguyen launched the business after 15 years working as a personal trainer

Cloud accounting startup Rounded makes it easier to share data with accountants

Cloud accounting platform, Rounded, has announced improvements to its sole trader app, enabling seamless sharing of data between its users and their accountants.

Drone startup JAR Aerospace wins 40k worth of digital transformation from Cisco

JAR Aerospace is a newly-founded tech startup which launched in 2017, and primarily focuses on the development and manufacturing of purpose built Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with the functional capabilities to service large scale industrial processes.

How to dispel the misconceptions of flexible work in your office and actually do...

In Australia, there’s a population of just under 25 million and of that there are 3.3 million women aged between 25-45 that are underemployed due to taking parental leave. They are struggling to return to work or have gainful employment due to the lack of flexibility.

Tank Stream Labs partners with edtech startup Academy Xi to offer new training to...

Brad Delamare from Tank Stream Labs said the partnership with Academy Xi was timely with the recent establishment of the first Blockchain hub at Tank Stream’s Bridge Street Hub.

Influencer martketplace theright.fit scoops the 2018 Mumbrella Award for Innovation

theright.fit is a two sided marketplace for creative talent and influencers, making it easy, efficient and cost effective for brands to book campaigns, from TVCs, print campaigns, events and social media executions.

To startup or not to startup? 5 questions to find out if your business...

The ability to evaluate a business idea is a valuable skill that could not only save you time and money, preventing you from starting a non-viable business, but also help you understand how you can grow and scale the business once it's established.

Disruptive video production startup Genero closes $4 million investment round

The company, which has been consistently doubling revenue each year, will use the new round of capital to support continued growth and expansion in the United States. Its impressive client list includes Facebook, Google, Unilever, Diageo, HP and Citibank.

Is your startup operating in the sharing economy? Here are EOFY tips for you

With the rise in peer to peer business and the growth in the gig economy, it is unsurprising that the ATO is increasing its attention in this space. Just after the Federal budget was handed down, it updated its page on the sharing economy, signalling its intention to monitor this growing industry closely.

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