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‘Owning the moral high ground’: Energy Bill Doctor’s plan to disrupt the energy sector

The brains behind Sydney-based startup Energy Bill Doctor are on a mission to provide consumers with a more complete picture of their energy costs...

Uber’s CEO promises to “make things right” after ride sharing platform’s London ban

In the wake of Uber being stripped of its license to operate in London, the company’s newly-appointed CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has penned an open...

“It wasn’t the original plan but we couldn’t ignore it”: FoodByUs takes on $8b café sector

The founders of Sydney-based startup FoodByUs have evolved their online homemade meal marketplace to provide cafés and wholesale food suppliers with a distribution solution that doubles...

EatNow founders have raised $2.6m to launch “Menulog for beauty and wellness” Bookwell

Entrepreneurs Matt Dyer and Nathan Airey have raised $2.6 million in seed funding to launch their new on-demand marketplace Bookwell into Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,...

Origin teams with Perth startup Power Ledger to trial Peer-to-peer energy trading platform

Major energy retailer Origin has entered an agreement with Perth-based energy trading startup Power Ledger to explore the ability for consumers to buy and...

Fintech lender Waddle heads to NZ to offer funding solutions to high-growth sectors

Sydney fintech startup Waddle is expanding into New Zealand due to strong interest for its cloud-based funding software technology amongst SMEs from the neighbouring...

Shippit taps into BigCommerce customer base

By partnering with ecommerce platform BigCommerce, Sydney-based logistics startup Shippit has gained access to "thousands of new customers", says co-founder and joint-CEO, William On....

Lion’s F&B accelerator: startup lineup revealed

Ten startups and scaleups have been selected to participate in Lion’s 12-week food and beverage industry accelerator program. Run by corporate accelerator Slingshot, Lion ‘Unleashed’...

Partnering with eBay means Sendle is a ‘very legitimate’ Australia Post competitor, says CEO

Sydney-based Parcel delivery startup Sendle has partnered with Ebay Australia to provide the ecommerce heavyweight’s 40,000 small to medium sellers with convenient, cost-effective logistics...

Atlassian co-CEO endorses Brighte with a lead role in the fintech startup’s $4m Series A round

Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes has thrown his support behind Brighte, leading the home energy fintech’s $4 million Series A round through his...

While the tech giants are eating one another, startups have a chance to change the rules

The world’s once-disruptive tech giants have become increasingly preoccupied with cannibalising one other, leaving themselves vulnerable to disruption by nimble Aussie startups with global...

Brisbane’s new co-working space, The Cove, won’t be pigeonholed in any one industry

Brisbane will soon boast a new co-working space with the launch of The Cove in Newstead at the end of September. According to owner...

LaunchVic courting accelerators to fill the gap left by the scrapped 500 Startups program

LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s startup investment agency, has made available a new round of funding to attract world-class accelerator programs to Melbourne. LaunchVic is...

“We need to admit FinTechs are removing pain points”: Western Union’s payment president

Western Union’s president of global payments, Jean Claude Farah, has indicated the 116-year-old money transfer giant isn’t at risk of being usurped by FinTechs...

“We’re operating in a hot market”: MadeComfy COO on the shareconomy startup’s new hires

In the wake of their $1.1 million capital raise, property management startup MadeComfy has built out its senior team with three high-profile recruits to help...

“Prank your parents, learn to code:” Teenaged innovator crowned regional pitchfest champ

Michael Nixon – a 14-year-old entrepreneur from Wagga Wagga, NSW – has out-pitched seven startups to be crowned the first-ever Australia Post Regional Pitchfest...

LaunchVic issues $1.4m in grants to assist migrants and refugees to launch startups

Five organisations have secured a total of $1.4 million in grants from LaunchVic to deliver programs that will help first generation migrants and refugees...

There are lots of co-working ‘flavours’: how to find the one that will satisfy your startup

Startup founders that overlook co-working spaces that aren’t ‘geographically desirable’ might miss out on the ideal work environment, according to Liz Elam, the founder...

Melbourne-based smart energy accelerator open to local and international startups

Global startup accelerator, Startupbootcamp has partnered with EnergyAustralia for a Melbourne-based accelerator program aimed at scaling smart energy ventures.   The Startupbootcamp EnergyAustralia accelerator is...

Payment protection startup EFTsure follows up $2m Series A capital raise with PwC partnership

In the wake of its recent $2 million Series A capital raise, fintech startup EFTsure has entered into a collaboration agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...