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The selected group, SmallStash, takes aim at financial education for kids, assisting parents to better educate their children on money and savings.
The Prime Minister's Office is partnering with Pollenizer to deliver DataStart – an open data initiative to support data‐driven innovation in Australia
Mondelēz International, the maker of iconic brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk and Philadelphia cream cheese, recently announced the Australian launch of its breakthrough mobile...
“This latest round of capital shows Australian investors are beginning to realise what global investors have known for some time, that Australian technology startups offer high investment value,” said Pollenizer CEO Phil Morle.
The Sydney company plans to pick 3-4 developers and designers for a five-month program with a lot of goodies thrown in. Each of the successful entrant will receive a $50,000 investment, mentorship from more than 25 successful founders, legal advice and a two-month trip to Silicon Valley. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be offered the additional opportunity to pitch to early-stage investors at two demo days – one in Sydney and another in Silicon Valley.
But Pygg’s market opportunity arises largely because banks are, well, banks. Even though most banks offer a variety of mobile transactions, they are hardly easy to use. A maze of links, codes and authentication, and sometimes having to remember a friend’s phone number etc., riddle the user. And then there is the cost a well.
Retailers now have a much lower cost way to engage with and acquire the customers they want. At the same time, customers love receiving sponsored and group gift cards from their friends to spend on items they actually want. Put the two together and you get some thing interesting.
The folks at Pollenizer know a thing or two about launching successful businesses – they’ve co-founded more than 25 to date. So, when they advise entrepreneurs to embrace failure in order to learn – or ‘#flearn’ – then it pays to listen.
Mi9’s Product Innovation team would drive this partnership and has the “remit to grow the group’s ventures portfolio.” Part of this process would involve sifting through Pollenizer’s startups and accelerating those with new digital products. Mi9 also will have the option to invest in these new digital businesses.
Pygg’s stock is rising. The Australian-born Twitter payment pioneer has banked $600,000 in new angel capital. Pollenizer, the startup incubator, raised most of the amount from a bunch of new and previous investors.
Ninefold launches the Cloud Booster Program and announces partnerships with Pollenizer, Startmate, Innovation Bay...
The Cloud Booster Program has just been launched. The program, which was created by Ninefold, is designed to accelerate the growth of Australian start-ups. The cloud computing company also announced Pollenizer and Startmate as the program’s first partners, which were soon joined by Innovation Bay and AngelCube.
A group of experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors are rolling out a seed fund and incubator aimed at early stage startups in the Melbourne area. The venture, called AngelCube, is the first of its kind for Melbourne in recent memory.
Earlier this week, Australian company Dealised, which peddles group-buying platforms, pocketed a cool $5 million in funding from global big-wig SingTel Innov8 and Perth-based venture capital firm Yuuwa Capital LP to assist with its development and international expansion. We've said it before and we'll say it again: In the event of a gold rush, don't start digging. Start selling shovels!
Australia could always use more angel investors, says Dean McEvoy, co-founder of the wildly successful group-buying site Spreets. "Doing a startup in Australia is kind of like growing a plant in a dark cupboard. It's really bloody hard," McEvoy said in a talk presented at VIVID Creative Sydney.
In a six-minute, whirling-dervish, evangelical talk at VIVID Creative Sydney, Pollenizer co-founder Mick Liubinskas lets us all know why he believes that Australia's entrepreneurial spirit is very much alive and well.
We’re big fans of the new video project by 9x9 Web Thinkers. Not only does is look the business, it’s also got the smarts to back it up. If there is one fault we have with the concept, it is that the HTML5, while eye-popping and cool, is inherently unsharable. We would have liked to have shared a snippet with you here -- a teaser to whet your appetite -- but nay.
This morning, it was confirmed that Yahoo!7 has acquired Australian group-buying business Spreets for $40 million. The deal is the first of what is expected to become a consolidation of the Australian group-buying market. However, what's truly remarkable about this announcement is the short time-frame between Spreets' launch and its sale, after only 10 months on the Australian market.
Pollenizer provides all the services a business needs to create an online presence. Well and good. Australia is stuffed with companies that do that. Where Pollenizer sets itself apart is that it serves as a web-business' co-founder. In their own words, "we will be there from idea inception to launch and forward, with our team helping every step of the way." The organisation has 18 portfolio companies, 125 employees worldwide, $10 million raised and $50 million in valuation. And we did it in less than three years with only $1,000.
The following clip takes the job application process to another level. The work of a Monash student and aspiring Junior Project Manager, it was submitted to Pollenizer and posted for all to see on YouTube. It was soon after spotted by MitchelLake and posted on the recruitment outfit's homepage. What's the moral of the story?
Our friends at Pollenizer, which has emerged as the fertile hub of Sydney's happening web startup scene, have launched a great new initiative to showcase the hive of activity that is Pollenizer HQ in Surrey Hills. On Fridays (starting two weeks ago), Mick Liubinskas thrusts his Flip camera in the face of colleagues and connected entrepreneurs, inviting them to share a little about the projects they're working on.
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