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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...

An invisible umbrella raises $100,000 on Kickstarter [VIDEO]

Some airports randomly dislike umbrellas. (I'm looking at your airport screening at Coolangatta, QLD). So, I'm wondering if this new type of umbrella will come...

Sometimes the simplest ideas are pure genius [VIDEO]

It's almost summer. Unless you're in Melbourne, where it has been summer and then about 20 minutes later it's been kind of wintery again. Summer...

A better way to butter bread; Aussie Kickstarter project goes wild! [VIDEO]

What's an essential part of Vegemite on toast? The butter. Seriously. If you don't eat butter with the 'Mite on toast, what's wrong with you? But,...

How doing your homework can help you get funding for your startup

In the early days of starting up a business, it's common for entrepreneurs to accept any and all funding that came their way. Yet this...

Why Buttons ‘n’ Threads chose to pivot its startup using crowd funding

After more than six months of research and vetting suppliers my co-founder, Sanchit Baweja, and I launched Buttons ‘n’ Threads in September of 2013....

An Aussie in Hong Kong wants to AUGMENT your iPhone via new Kickstarter

Tech startup RUBIX, has developed a Kickstarter campaign to launch its first offering: AUGMENT. AUGMENT is a modular charging solution for iPhone. The product lineup consists...

There’s way more to ‘the crowd’ than just finding funds and resources: The NeoLucida...

The NeoLucida Project began an idea of two art professors, Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin. They wanted to recreate an antique drawing device to...

You won’t believe the things crowdsourcing has been used for

Whether providing feedback, tackling a big problem, or just providing useful data, crowdsourcing is evolving into a sophisticated, problem-solving tool. In fact, more and more...

Facebook, Google and Twitter are doing it. Why aren’t you?

What are they all doing? They all offer their employee’s access to standing desks. While you may supply standing desks to some of your employees,...

Israel’s OurCrowd brings global smarts to Australia’s nascent equity crowdfunding

Just as Australia’s own Artesian Venture Partners hit the ground with its VentureCrowd equity crowdfunding program this week, the Israeli firm has entered the local market, ensuring there won’t be a monopoly, even briefly.

Is this the one wearable tech item that’s going to replace all the others?...

It sounds a bit like an infomercial for one of those slices - it cuts, it dices, it slices... It's call The Dash. Nifty name...

Designing apps is about to get a whole lot easier

AppSeed went to Kickstarter looking for $30,000 in funding. It raised $44,000. So, we're not talking about the millions that Pebble or other hardware devices...

In the battle for market share between similar products, will humour win the day?...

I once had a cat called September. She could climb to the top of a screen a door in under five seconds. Now, I can...
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Virtual Gaming wins $2.5 million from Triple C Consulting to advance ‘social gambling’

Stung by the ouster from the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, the Perth startup –that delves into “social gambling hit pay dirt with a $2.5 million Series A round, led by Triple C Consulting, a boutique investment brokerage in Perth.

Now you can draw in 3D or, you will be after the latest Kickstarter...

I try to make a regular investment into awesome projects on Kickstarter. This month, the 3Doodler is seriously vying for my cash!

Stand out of the crowd with crowd funding. Ironic huh?

So what the heck is crowd funding? Basically, this is how crowd funding goes. People come together, usually via the internet, pool their cash and inject it all together into an initiative by another person or organisation.

Inventing a better light bulb. An Australian invention that would make Tesla proud [VIDEO]

An Australian startup, LIFX, has created a WiFi enabled, multi-colour, energy efficient LED light bulb. A light bulb that can be controlled to switch on or off, or strobe, or change colour, all from your iPhone or Android.

Help correct history: Kickstarter project to fund a film about Tesla [VIDEO]

Nikola Telsa was quite possible the most incredible entrepreneur of our time. Yet, what he achieved, including the 700 patents that are held in his name, are still largely unknown. Now, a self-funded writer/producer is raising money on Kickstarter to produce a movie about Tesla. The intention is to correct history, and give Tesla the recognition he deserves.

Cast off your paper notebooks! Locals take iPad pen bundle to Kickstarter for funding...

Despite being surrounded by technology and gadget, when it comes to meetings, I still like to write. Granted, it's illegible to anyone else because I do spend 90% of my time typing. I dislike typing on my iPad in meetings. I find it distracts me from the meeting. Yet, I can easily write with ease. Enter Collusion, a cracking product designed by locals and now seeking Kickstarter funding.

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Ever considered crowdfunding? [FREE REPORT]

Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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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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