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Sydney and Melbourne’s places in the startup ecosystem ranks has dropped, according to a new report. In response StartUpAUS is calling for renewed focus on supporting Australian technology. The harbour city fell 6 places since the 2017 rankings to 23rd and Melbourne was placed out of the top 30. The

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Microsoft has unveiled the first cohort of Australian startups that are participating in its Sydney ScaleUp program. Unveiled in February, the 13 local startups will join what Microsoft describes as a “global initiative with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to build better companies”. The Australian companies participating in the program

Online graphic design marketplace 99Designs is moving its global HQ back to Melbourne after a seven-year stint in the US. CEO Patrick Lewellyn is also returning from the US to prepare the company for a possible IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange. Launched in 2008, 99designs has operations in Melbourne,