The Founders of Campaign Monitor, David Greiner and Ben Richardson, have just secured USD$250 million (AUD$266 million) of funds from US-based venture capital firms, after 10 years of bootstrapping. This is the largest capital injection experienced by an Australian technology startup ever.
Sydney-based design startup Canva has just announced a double slam-dunk, with former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki joining the team and resurrecting his title, along with his social media architect Peg Fitzpatrick who’s coming on board as Canva’s Head of Social Strategy.
Even the most well-intentioned business can get sucked into a ‘quick fix’ by someone offering a ‘shortcut to success’ via email lists. It’s not that they want to cheat, but growth is slower than they anticipated.
#StartupAUS, a non-for-profit organisation helping foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Australia, today published a comprehensive report which calls on the Government to take swift action to support our startup ecosystem and safeguard the country’s long-term economic prosperity.
Online investment adviser and fund manager Stockspot is the first of many startups to receive funding from AWI Ventures – a venture fund launched by Federal Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull on March 13th.
Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has undergone a major design pivot. Yesterday, they revealed their new brand identity, which includes a new logo and fully redesigned website that’s optimised for computers, tablets and smartphones.
While I may argue that there is nothing new under the sun, it seems that good ol’ cookie manufacturing giant Arnott’s may have engaged in some sneaky copying of 96five’s hilarious ‘Cheetos Canon’ video for their new commercial for Shapes.
Atlassian, a 14-year-old Australian-founded maker of enterprise software, is now one of the most valuable venture-backed companies in the world – currently worth US$3.3 billion (AUD$3.5 billion), a big jump from its former value of USD$1 billion, according to a recent report by Wall Street Journal.