It may not be obvious, but Startup Muster may just be one of the best initiatives of the year. Launched today, Startup Muster is a survey of the Australian startup community, that will detail what Australia has accomplished every year.
Whenever a startup raises capital – whether it’s $500,000 or $500 million – it garners media attention. We are certainly guilty of pouncing on those stories like hungry wolves. But the truth is, they are boring to write, and probably boring to read.
Australia’s venture capital scene has just gotten itself a new player – a major player with lot’s of resources and experience behind it. Westpac Banking Corp announced today that they will be launching its own limited partnership fund similar to those used in Silicon Valley.
Last year, we fell in love with Flixel Cinemagraph – an app that adds an element of motion to an otherwise still image. Our founder, Mat Beeche, who can’t get enough of GIFs couldn’t resist the app either. And neither could supermodel businesswoman Tyra Banks who invested into the Canadian company.
Launched earlier this month, CartHopper is an online platform that allows people to post jobs and have items moved from point A to B by someone in the community with the right vehicle – whether it’s a ute, trailer or van – going in the right direction.
Melbourne-based engineering student, Sam Crowe, came up with an idea last year that even he thinks is “frankly ridiculous”. He designed his startup, One Dollar Higher, on the premise that a website doesn’t need any material to be successful.
Beat the Q, the startup eliminating the need for time-poor and chronically impatient café-goers to wait in line, has acquired one of Australia’s leading loyalty apps eCoffeeCard.
Comparethemarket.com.au, an insurance price comparison startup that features more than 100 brands across nine categories – including car, travel, life and health insurance – has announced a strategic partnership with healthcare organisation Bupa.