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  • LaunchVic is placing $2.9 million into upskilling the Victorian startup community

    Startup community’s best friend LaunchVic has announced a whopping $2.9 million to support education for founders and entrepreneurs across various topics. This fund is going directly to service providers; these service providers are aimed at better educating the startup community for them to grow and be in their top form. Sixteen services provided has been… Read more »

  • Airbnb is stepping up their game for the next 10 years

    Airbnb is getting an upgrade, yes, the king advocate of sharing economy is taking themselves up another level. And trust me you would want to hear about this. “Airbnb for Everyone” Four new property types, new tiers, Airbnb collection, Superhost and guest membership program, those are just some things being introduced this time. Are you… Read more »

  • Bank of Queensland collaborating with River City Labs to drive innovation

    Bank of Queensland is collaborating with Brisbane premier startup hub, River City Labs. The two-year corporate partnership is done with a mission to grow and support the fintech and startup communities in Queensland. The collaboration will benefit both parties in various ways. There will be an open door approach to this collaboration, giving River City… Read more »

  • Amazon Vs Alibaba and Taobao

    It’s time to set eyes on the battleground since this e-commerce war is worth witnessing. Amazon and the Alibaba Group are battling against each other to win the crown for the leader of the global e-commerce market. Amazon laid the cornerstone in 1995 as an online bookstore whereas Alibaba came in 1999, nearly five years after… Read more »

  • Order-In Acquired By Rocket Internet

    The Growth of Order-In Order-In, Australia’s leading online corporate catering provider, today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement under which Rocket Internet has acquired Order-In for an undisclosed figure. Launched in Sydney in 2000 with just a handful of carefully selected office caterers, Order-In has grown exponentially in the corporate space, offering high-quality… Read more »

  • Ready for the payments revolution?

    The advent of digital, mobile and social media has integrated finance into the daily life of the individual in a way it never was before and given the pace of technological, commercial and regulatory change, it is impossible to guess where payments will be in the coming decades. A few broad trends, however, are likely… Read more »

  • Canva is Unicorn status after latest funding round

    The graphic design app startup Canva joined the ranks of Uber, Airbnb and fellow Australian startup Atlassian as the latest Unicorn, and is the second tech startup in Australia to join the unicorn rank. A US$ 40 million funding by Sequoia China and existing investors Blackbird Ventures and Felicis Ventures, brought Canva to this level…. Read more »

  • It Pays to Avoid these Mistakes During Startup Fundraising. Literally.

    So you think you’re a hot-shot entrepreneur who’s come up with a unique idea. Well, hate to tell you this but: you are not the only one. Every year, every day thousands, if not millions of entrepreneurs come up with business ideas. Some brilliant and other not so much. If you are one of them, you… Read more »

  • Amazon Australia is planning something big for Boxing Day

    The retail giant has been quiet for a while since its launch in Australia but is it waiting for Boxing Day to dominate the market, or it is staying on the down low because it is not meeting expectations. Heaps of articles predicted that Amazon Australia would launch on Black Friday since it is the… Read more »

  • Airwallex has their wallet full after major investment from Square Peg

    Melbourne based fintech startup Airwallex has their wallet full for this year. Their series A capital raise jumped to US$19 million after a US$8 million top-up investment from fellow Melbourne VC firm Square Peg Capital. The fintech startup helps businesses and banks handle cross-border transactions at scale and have already made a name for themselves…. Read more »