Oz Startup News – Friday, 19 January 2018

Daily Digest 32 Awesome Tools To Run Your Startup!   Do you feel like you could be running your startup better? Are you overwhelmed by all the tools out there, and confused by what ones to use? In this post, Freya Hunter from Recomazing narrows down her top 32 tools for startups in no particular order. By Freya Hunter from Recomazing Today’s Featured …

Oz Startup News – Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Daily Digest Venture capital investment into Australian startups hit US$555 million in 2017   Venture capital investment into Australian startups grew 1.4 percent in 2017 to hit US$555.63 million ($698 million), though the number of deals fell from 185 in 2016 to 135.   While the number of deals may have fallen, a handful of local startups raised large rounds …

Oz Startup News – Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Daily Digest Digital bank startup Xinja raised $500,000 in less than a day as crowdfunding licenses take off   Investors have been pouring money into startups after the corporate regulator ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) licensed the first crowd-sourced funding companies. Digital bank Xinja, one of the first crowdfunds to go live following the licence approvals last week, raised the …

Oz Startup News – Monday, 15 January 2018

Daily Digest 21 Questions from Aussie Startups: Highs, lows & lessons learned during Canva’s journey so far [Part 1]   Last week Melanie Perkins from Canva asked the Sydney Startups Facebook Group if there were any particular questions they were interested in asking about Canva, the business and fundraising process. Following the overwhelming response Melanie has answered 21 questions on the …

Oz Startup News – Friday, 12 January 2017

Daily Digest How to make sense of Canva’s $1 billion valuation   Unicorns are mythical creatures. Both in the ancient literature sense – and in the billion-dollar start-up sense. Canva, a white-hot, Surry Hills-based design software start-up became the world’s latest “unicorn” this week – a private company valued at more $US1 billion. Still, there are reasons not to get too …

Oz Startup News – Thursday, 11 January 2017

Daily Digest Cutting Burn & Saying Goodbye To 2017 – The December Monthly Report   Paul Towers from Task Pigeon shares his latest monthly report on the growth and development of Task Pigeon that threw up some interesting findings. Blog traffic increased by 11% and the third most popular post for the month was written back in May. Not only …

Oz Startup News – Wednesday, 10 January 2017

Daily Digest Thanks To Our Latest Patreon Supporter Rafael Kimberley-Bowen. Rafael is an Angel Investor in Perth and Co-Founder of TechBoard, a community engagement & discovery platform for the Australian Startup and Young Technology company. Pre-budget submissions show support for government-backed venture capital fund   In a series of pre-budget submissions, finance industry bodies have thrown their support behind a government-backed venture capital …

Oz Startup News – Tuesday, 9 January 2017

Daily Digest Canva follows Atlassian into the $US1 billion unicorn ranks Online design and publishing platform Canva has become the first Australian start-up since Atlassian to join the elite ranks of Silicon Valley unicorns with a valuation in excess of $US1 billion ($1.28 billion). The latest funding won the support of one of Silicon Valley’s top five venture capitalists, Sequoia …

Oz Startup News – Monday, 8 January 2017

Daily Digest Startup Soda is back for 2018! In today’s newsletter we will share some of the most interesting articles/stories we have seen over the last week or so, before reverting to our normal policy of only including articles published within the last 24-48 hours from tomorrow. Three startup capital raises worth over $12 million you might have missed in December …

Oz Startup News – Week Ending 24 December 2017

The Final Startup Soda of 2017 Today is the final Startup Soda newsletter for 2017. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has subscribed, read and enjoyed the newsletter throughout the year. Thank you also to everyone who has emailed, helped spread the word and written awesome content that I have been able to share. I’ll see …