Oz Startup News – Monday, 14 January 2019

Daniel Petre on the genius of Bill Gates, and Australia’s tech policy ‘madness’   Daniel Petre is one of the elder statesmen of Australia’s ascendant technology industry. So when he uses terms like “criminal”, “appalling”, “disaster” and “madness” to describe the Federal government’s approach to innovation policy, it is worth sitting up and paying attention. In particular Daniel states: “My fear …

Oz Startup News – Friday, 11 January 2019

Startupbootcamp Australia launches fintech accelerator program in Melbourne   Startupbootcamp is expanding its Australian presence, launching a fintech accelerator program in Melbourne. To kick off from Melbourne coworking community YBF in June, the program’s theme is financial health and wellbeing, with a focus on the intersection between open banking, insurance, superannuation, wealth management, and the consumer data right. It will run …

Oz Startup News – Thursday, 10 January 2019

Ridesharing, organic farming among sectors to watch in 2019 Market research group IBISWorld has put ridesharing services at the top of its list of growth industries to follow in Australia this year, with booms also expected for LNG, organic farming, software publishing and foreign banks. “This year the standout industry performer is expected to be Ridesharing Services, with forecast revenue …

Oz Startup News – Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Today (Wednesday) is the final edition of Startup Soda2018. We will be back on the 7th of January 2019 with our regular daily emails. Thanks for your support during the year and I hope you all enjoy the Christmas/New Year break. Movepal: Aussie tech startup launches Uber like App for moving   We may not realize it, but moving has become a national pastime. …

Oz Startup News – Tuesday, 18 December 2018

As 2018 is winding down news coverage is drying up. As a result, tomorrow (Wednesday) will be the final edition of Startup Soda for the year. We will be back with our regular coverage on Monday the 7th of January 2019. Thanks for your support during the year and I hope you all enjoy the Christmas/New Year break. Mergers changes …

Oz Startup News – Monday, 17 December 2018

Reflections on my time at a Startup Accelerator Program   Jimmy Zhong from Syncio  recently completed the Melbourne Accelerator Program. Each year 10 teams are selected to take part in the five-month Startup Accelerator, where they receive mentoring from some of Australia’s most brilliant business minds, as well as access to a global network of advisors, channel partners and investors, and …

Oz Startup News – Thursday, 13 December 2018

Adelaide HQ for space agency   South Australia has won the competitive, six-month race between the states to host Australia’s space agency, with the headquarters to be based in Adelaide from next year. It was revealed on Twitter on Tuesday night that the federal government had selected South Australia to host the agency, which is to be housed in the newly-developed …

Oz Startup News – Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Buzinga to Appster: An insider’s theory on why the app giants keep falling   In the last two years, two of the Australian app development industry’s biggest players have collapsed into liquidation, leaving customers with unfinished apps and the industry with some serious trust issues to contend with. In 2017 it was Buzinga, a promising young dev house with a …

Oz Startup News – Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Encryption: Tech sector is reeling   The Australian tech sector has been left reeling following the shock passage of controversial encryption legislation last week, with fears the new laws will do “significant damage” to the industry. The sector is now looking to become more politically active and galvanize the current public outcry in order to lobby for a watering down of …

Oz Startup News – Monday, 10 December 2018

Land of the “Super Founders“— A Data-Driven Approach to Uncover the Secrets of Billion Dollar Startups   This article isn’t focused on the Australian startup ecosystem however it is well worth the read. Ali Tamaseb, a VC at Data Collective spent 300 hours manually collecting data and quantifying 65 factors on 195 startups founded after 2005 and that passed the $1 billion dollar mark in …