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Nextear may just be the earphones that can keep up with you

Know that awkward moment when you're running to the beat of the music, and then it suddenly stops? Yes, the earphones just fell out...

Many Hands wants to help you do good the next time you buy art

Many Hands wants to help you do good the next time you buy art. With more social enterprises appearing on the scene, it seems like...

An exceptional video for a non-tech Indiegogo campaign [VIDEO]

This video is designed to do a several things, the most important of which is to raise funds for this venture. It does this by...

A crowdsourcing company raised $363,000 pre-IPO funding through crowdfunding. All hail the crowd!

Australian equity-based crowdfunding platform, VentureCrowd recently raised $363,000 in a pre-IPO funding round for the popular crowdsourcing question–and–answer micro job network, Crowd Mobile. Has the...

This start-up from Bondi Beach has set out to make running and cycling at...

Marketing executive Ari Segal started a half marathon training regime in 2013. While running at night was the most practical option for his busy work...

Buy a brick for Christmas (or any other occasion) [VIDEO]

Do you have everything you need? Or, know someone who does? Then, this is the perfect gift for them - for Christmas, for a birthday,...

Everyone deserves a second chance. This Sydney start-up is looking to give one to...

70 years ago, as a 10-year-old boy, Josh Wermut’s grandfather was forced to endure the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Somehow, some way, he...

Pozible’s smashing China debut underlines Asia push

So who didn’t see this coming? Still, Pozible may have surprised itself with the speed and scale of its success as Gyenno One, maker of a smart wristband, met its targeted 10,000 yuan within a minute of its launch.

2013: Best of crowdfunding from Indiegogo

Last year was an interesting one for crowdfunding –a relatively new tool that has brought in a generous amount of democratisation to entrepreneurship. Millions of...

Are you struggling as a fashion designer? There is a unique crowdfunding platform just...

The fashion industry has changed drastically over the last few years with a large shift to online retailing and larger companies shifting more and...

Understand how investors think and be the entrepreneur they beg to take their money

We all know getting investment as an entrepreneur is downright hard. There are many hoops and hurdles and it usually comes down to who...

Fashion, and ‘power’, for the smartphone set. Hustle Bag wins backing on Indiegogo

So, what did you do about your phone dying out early in the evening just when you were ready to make dinner plans? Or,...

Crowdfunding: ‘Dumb money’ or democratisation of capitalism?

From what we have seen so far, crowdfunding is here to stay. It can be a boon to countries like Australia where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives and high-growth startups can be an engine of growth. Still, there are a lot of questions, notably about its structure and regulation.

Who gives a crap? [Hopefully you, dear reader…] [VIDEO]

Now’s your chance to make wiping your bum matter for more than just the bog-standard reasons. Social enterprise Good Goods recently launched its crowdfunding campaign for Who Gives A Crap, a new line of philanthropic toilet paper.

Australian startup Beehive crowdfunding DIY 3D printed eyewear

What do you get when you leave a bunch of industrial designers and engineers to their own devices? A fancy new website in early-2012 that will allow anyone to create their own 3D-printed eyewear.

Aussie crowdfunding site Project PowerUp crowdfunds itself

Lack of funding is nothing new for many young entrepreneurs. Without assets or experience, traditional funding sources are often out of reach. As luck would have it, 23-year-old Sydney-based entrepreneur Ryan Wardell thinks he’s hit upon a solution. His company, Project PowerUp, pitches itself as "Australia's first crowdfunding platform for startups and small businesses."

Designer mum launches Crowdfunding model to rid the world of plastic bottles

Gretha Oost has adopted an unusual approach to raise capital. The Melbourne mum, designer and Pitch Club contestant has decided to trial a 'crowdfunding' approach to launch her award winning product 321 Water.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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