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Here’s what you need to know about the Australia-Asia startup connection

Asia used to be a great stopover destination when flying to Europe to get some shopping done or head to the beach, but times...

Here’s how to make a business partnership work well when your personalities differ

At the end of the day, business partnerships may be hard work but they are also a blessing. It can be comforting when there’s another person as invested in the success of the business as you are, who’s willing to work hard to make the vision a reality.

This brand automation startup in Brisbane has grown to $750K revenue in its first...

Outfit is already making more than $750K with its recurring revenue model in its first year, and Bruce plans to grow the business to $10mil recurring revenue by 2020. He is looking at a Series A round of funding in the next 6 months as well.

Lemonade Stand launches world-first dedicated Augmented Reality class for kids

Lemonade Stand has partnered with Plattar, Australia's first and easiest to use Augmented Reality (AR) platform, to allow young, budding 3D artists to view and manipulate their creations in an AR environment.

Australian HR software provider ELMO is the first to market with ATO integration

First-to-market in the HR sector, the ELMO ATO integration further automates the onboarding process, increasing the responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of the HR team, as well as improving the employee experience.

How Aussie SMBs can use government grants to crack into the tough Asian market

If Austrade has specifically designed a special category under this grant for marketing consultants, it shows that they understand the limitations and the challenges around breaking into an overseas market like Asia.

WOTSO partners with Investible to build and grow a national accelerator for start-ups

Investible’s LAB Program is an eight-week, full time start-up accelerator, where winning companies access up to $250,000 in capital from the Club Investible network.

Are you powering your business with open source tech? Here’s why you should

For starters, open source is inherently flexible, removing vendor lock-in and providing code which can be customised or extended to meet a particular need.

3 things you will experience when you leave your job to start and run...

Becoming an entrepreneur after being an employee my whole career was a case of aging five years in five minutes. I’m the guy walking around the street with big bags under his eyes and more grey hair than when you last saw him.

Booming Aussie start-up Mathspace takes its maths e-learning solution to millions of college students...

Mathspace is being rolled out for use across thousands of colleges in the United States as part of an integration with MyMathLab, Pearson’s leading online homework, tutorial and assessment product.

This award-winning headset measures how consumers respond to marketing content

A headset that captures and measures a consumer’s facial expression, eye gaze, heart rate and brain function may change the way retail outlets design and merchandise their stores. It's a product of DuPont Sustainable Solutions and Curtin Business School.

These 8 Australian companies have been named on the 2016 Fintech 100 list of...

The annual list includes three Australian companies, Prospa, Tyro and Society One, among the leading 50 Established fintech companies across the globe, as well as five entrants in the most intriguing 50 ‘Emerging Stars’

Vinomofo spends big after $25 million investment from Blue Sky Venture Capital

Vinomofo has employed a multi-tier media buy covering off free to air and pay TV in both Australia and New Zealand, open-air outdoor advertising spaces nationally, cinema and an aggressive acquisition campaign across digital and social platforms.

Aussie fashion retailer GRANA is raising a $10 million Series A round led by...

Following the Q1 announcement of its US $6 million in seed funding earlier this year, led by Golden Gate Ventures, MindWorks and Bluebell Group, the GRANA team will move into a new 18,000 square-foot centralised warehouse in Hong Kong this month to manage business growth and plans to double its headcount to 100 employees by the end of 2017.

This new social media app is designed to create stronger bonds within your family

kin2kin is a kind of private and live family album. Photos are organised by who is in the photo, not who sent them. Simply loving a photo, or making a comment, lets the person in the photo know you are thinking about them and lets you start a conversation directly with that person.

This human resource tech start-up makes candidate referencing easier and faster

Xref, at its core, is an automated, cloud-based candidate referencing platform – that in itself is a major win for its clients in terms of the time and money they save on resources otherwise wasted on calling and chasing referees.

OpenAgent raises $12 million to help more Australians find the best real estate agent

OpenAgent, a real estate website with the mission to make selling easy for Australian property owners, has announced it has successfully closed a A$12 million round of funding, led by ReInventure, with co-investment from Sydney VC Breakthrough Labs and Singapore based VC, Qualgro.

Aussie tech entrepreneurs dominate top 5 at the 2016 APAC Talent Unleashed awards

At an awards event in Melbourne, Richard Earl, Executive Chairman and Founder of Talent, announced the APAC regional winners for the 2016 Talent Unleashed Awards, naming the most talented and disruptive entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific Region and demonstrating the strength and diversity of the APAC technology sector.

This fintech start-up has raised $3 million to make cross-border payments much easier

Cross-border payments start-up Airwallex has strengthened its Melbourne and Chinese development teams and accelerated R&D of its international payments platform following a US$3 million pre-Series A investment round led by Shanghai-based VC Gobi Partners.

How to attract the best senior talent when your business is just starting out

Hiring the best talent straight off the mark is not easy, not cheap and it can be risky. It may be tempting to take the ‘safer’ option of hiring less experienced staff at the start with the intention of attracting more experienced talent as the business grows.

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