Startups

Australian startups are cashing bigger cheques from venture capital investors, but the money is increasingly going to a smaller group of later stage companies.  Overall Australia’s venture capital funding in 2019 rose to US$1.145 billion, up from US$1.033 billion in 2018 according to KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse report. Over recent

Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru has raised USD$33 million (AUD$46.8 million) to expand its global presence. The round was led by led by US-based growth equity firm Summit Partners, alongside Australia’s AirTree Ventures and existing investor Elephant. Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards. Simple. Fast. Easy. Founded in

Telstra has added 10 new startups to its Muru-D accelerator program. Part of the “SYD6” cohort, the startups include businesses using digital technology to improve farm connectivity, prevent work stress and optimise workforces. Chosen from a field of nearly 200, each of the selected startups will receive $75,000 in seed

Last year Chinese Agrifood startups raised $1.8 billion in 177 investment deals, according to new research from Agfunder. The majority of the investment occurred at the consumer end in the “eGrocery” segment. Agrifood refers to the food and agriculture industry, globally a multi-trillion dollar industry and the worlds largest employer.

Online graphic design company Canva has taken out the top spot in LinkedIn’s inaugural list of the top 25 Australian startups to work for.  The list is comprised of companies from different backgrounds such as retail, financial services, food production and furniture. This is the first time the professional social

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One of the weaknesses of the domestic Australian I.T. industry in the years prior to the emergence of the internet as a business platform is that it never really developed into the fully integrated ecosystem. A deeply embedded, collaborative integration with the wider business community simply didn’t exist. The industry

Caltex Australia has launched Caltex Spark, a 12-week Accelerator Program for startups and entrepreneurs. Designed in partnership with Australian corporate accelerator Slingshot, the fuel retailer is hoping to “disrupt its own business model and look for ideas to improve convenience, mobility, retail offers and efficiency,” the company said. WHICH-50 Reader

When I took the helm as CEO and Managing Director of David Jones Limited five years ago, traditional retailers were a little on the nose. It didn’t take much for anyone to start an online business, and many Australians did. Some customers felt that walking into a store was a

One of the greatest challenges any startup faces is distribution. How do you get your new product or service into the hot little hands of your customers? How do you do it quickly and with a high conversion rate? Gone are the days when you could drop your new app

Think of it as the Cambrian moment for Internet startups. As the Internet of Things (IoT) swells in size to anywhere between 50 billion to 200 billion devices over the next decade, it will spawn an ecosystem of new suppliers and providers. According to Gartner, by 2017, 50 per cent