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  • Momentum builds in Dunedin’s Start-up ecosystem

    The Dunedin City Council’s Economic Development Committee today approved $150,000 to support the development of the local start-up ecosystem during 2018/19. The decision reflects confidence in the work of the Startup Dunedin Trust, local co-working spaces such as Innov8HQ and Petridish, businesses and stakeholders over the last eighteen months. Chris Staynes, Chair of the Dunedin… Read more »

  • The Future of Australian Car Ownership

    65.8 billion dollars is how much money ASIC recorded Australians spent on car ownership in 2016 alone. With the costs of petrol, insurance, car maintenance and most importantly space for parking rapidly rising, the traditional model of car ownership is evolving. More than ever we hear the term “sharing economy” and undoubtedly the car industry… Read more »

  • SAFE notes: Basics to a safe gateway to startup investment

    In the complex world of startup financing, Simple Agreement for Equity, better known as SAFE, is a tool to ease the process for both entrepreneurs as well as investors. Though it is a new investment instrument, in the recent years, it has gained a lot of popularity. What is SAFE exactly? SAFE is much like… Read more »

  • Snooper raises $1 million AUD to accelerate crowdsourcing among brands and retailers

    Snooper, the crowdsourcing platform disrupting how brands and retailers collect data, announced today a AUD 1 million investment led by Microequities Venture Capital Fund to further accelerate growth in Australia. Using the Snooper platform brands and retailers can now instantly connect with their shoppers around the country by uploading paid ‘missions’ to collect in-store data…. Read more »

  • Bluedot Innovation secures US$5.5 million in Series A funding

    Bluedot Innovation, an advanced location services technology company, has secured US$5.5 million in Series A funding. Transurban, one of the world’s leading urban toll road managers and developers, led the funding with an investment of US$4 million. Bluedot enables enterprises to connect with their customers through highly relevant and personalized interactions based on the location… Read more »

  • Future of Work startup BenchOn raises $650,000 in seed funding round

    BenchOn, a B2B talent mobility platform that solves the problem of employee underutilisation by matching a business’s idle staff to short-term contracts, has raised $650,000 in seed capital as it looks to scale nationally to meet market demand. BenchOn was founded in March 2016 by Tim Walmsley while he was working as an executive in the defence industry and… Read more »