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Accelerators

Australia launches $200 million fund for startups and spinouts

Half of the fund will come from private investors and be led by Blackbird's Bill Bartee
Dec 05, 2016

Sitting down with Startup Playbook’s Rohit Bhargava on what’s holding back Australian venture capital

Everything is getting better in Australia, from Melbourne to Sydney. But geography, risk aversion and old school thinking are weighing down the country's tech [Read More...]
Aug 25, 2016
Australia's flag waves just outside the new Peter Mac cancer research center in Melbourne. Photo credit: Gedalyah Reback / Geektime

Australia’s government-led startup surge can work if it follows Israel’s example

Australia's startup effort could work. Here's how
Aug 22, 2016
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Advertising

Melbourne diamond company acquires Herzliya VR startup Byondata

Consolidated Gems’ decision to buy a budding VR content firm raises questions about why they would want a company so different from their normal offerings
Mar 15, 2016
Innovid has raised $37.5 million in two rounds in 2015 (screenshot)

Innovid scores $27.5 million in 2nd round of the year

Adtech video platform Innovid brings back existing investors in a large funding round amidst advertising technology's general decline
Dec 24, 2015

Drive conversions by localizing your website with Localizer.co

This Australian company lets you say g’day to customers in 50 languages
Aug 06, 2015

Consumer

Photo credit: DroneShield

Introducing the DroneGun – a terrifying bazooka against drones

As more drones are sold, the likelihood that hostile use will be made of them increases. To combat this new threat, AntiShield has developed a rifle
Dec 01, 2016
An example of an exploding Samsung washing machine in Australia. Photo credit: Fire and Rescue NSW / Facebook

Samsung’s exploding washing machines recalled in the US

Alongside the Note 7 and an Australian washer recall, it has been a stormy Q3
Nov 04, 2016

Apple eyes E Ink keyboard solutions

QWERTY is not dead yet, but touchscreen and E Ink technology is just waiting for a chance to supplant it
Oct 20, 2016
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Design

Australian startup darling Canva raises $15 million from Blackbird and Felicis Ventures

Canva has managed to rise above a crowded field of graphic design startups, simultaneously helping Perth gain a reputation for its small-but-growing tech and startup [Read More...]
Sep 14, 2016

Scientific research reveals 5 easy ways to become a brilliant designer

People like vinegary beer, just as long as you don’t tell them
May 01, 2015

5 tips to create amazing infographics

The design team at Canva gives 5 tips for those that want to create visually stunning and digestible infographics.
Dec 15, 2014
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Development

Image credit: Trello

Atlassian buys task management tool Trello for $425 million, more than 40 times Trello’s funding

Well done Trello
Jan 09, 2017

Apple eyes E Ink keyboard solutions

QWERTY is not dead yet, but touchscreen and E Ink technology is just waiting for a chance to supplant it
Oct 20, 2016

Doubts surface again as Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright admits he created Bitcoin

Following years of mystery, we may finally have some insight into the man who came up with the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin
May 02, 2016

eCommerce

New Zealand startup Vend gets $9 million investment from Movac, Square Peg

The company is one of New Zealand's startup success stories
Dec 22, 2016

10 rising global fashion tech startups

Think fashion tech startups need to be based in New York, Paris or London? Think again
Feb 15, 2015

3 key steps that take longer than anticipated for retail startups – but are doable

When we launched our startup, I made the assumption that retailers would jump on the opportunity and we could ‘fast start’ into the market. It hasn’t quite worked [Read More...]
Dec 24, 2014
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Education

LiveEdu

Skyrocket Your Engineering Career with LiveEdu.tv

hang out, meet new peers, watch interesting projects and shape your engineering career with LiveEdu.TV
Jun 15, 2017
Photo credit: Pixabay

What will be the impact of IoT on education?

The use of the Internet of Things in education is expected to increase dramatically - this is how
Mar 07, 2016

Booktrack adds movie-style soundtrack to e-books. Is this the future?

Would adding a soundtrack to e-books enhance the experience, or be too distracting? With $7 million in funding so far, investors are betting on the former
Mar 03, 2015

Entrepreneurship

Australia’s future in RegTech with the launch of a new industry body

The Land Down Under has had a busy year building up their RegTech sector. But what do the experts in the field think? Is the pace moving fast enough?
Apr 19, 2017

Australia biotech labs struggle to translate bustling research scene into entrepreneurial startup culture

A titan of lab research, Aussie scientists are struggling to transition to an entrepreneurial culture, reluctant to take investments despite hefty offers
Mar 22, 2017

5 startups whose ‘law bots’ can find a missing Oxford comma and automate contract analysis

Automated legal analysis, AI-applied linguistic assessment, robotic legal filings, and even negotiating agreements: machine lawyers are already here
Mar 20, 2017
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Events

CareMonkey’s CEO Troy Westley. Photo Credit: Slush

Finnish Slush Conference comes to a raucous close as CareMonkey wins Slush 100

Geektime live reporting from Slush in Helsinki, Finland: The Australian team takes home 650,000 euros for their second Slush pitching competition win
Nov 13, 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 highlights

Summarising such a big show in a few words is not easy, but we’ve picked some trends we saw as part of our highlights of the show
Mar 11, 2015

Two Hong Kong startups to set precedent at West Tech Fest

It’s the first time that two non-Australian startups have been selected as finalists at the OzAPP Awards
Feb 07, 2015

FinTech

Australia’s future in RegTech with the launch of a new industry body

The Land Down Under has had a busy year building up their RegTech sector. But what do the experts in the field think? Is the pace moving fast enough?
Apr 19, 2017

Australia’s emerging RegTech scene could save FinTech from itself

The pace of FinTech is moving so quickly that regulators are struggling to catch up. Australia’s RegTech sector may have some promising solutions to keep business [Read More...]
Sep 05, 2016
Photo credit: Airwallex

Melbourne fintech startup grabs $3 million before launch

With a $3 million pre-launch round, Airwallex seems poised to hit the ground running
Jul 06, 2016
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Gaming

4 friends find freelance success through video games

In five years’ time, the Pygmy Tyrant founders see themselves creating video games for big names like Nintendo and Microsoft
Feb 24, 2015

Meet the man who turned his life-altering accident into a fun game

“I’ve always seen it as an accident and a bad thing, but then I was inspired to turn this into something.” - Mark Major, the man behind Plummet
Jan 10, 2015

3 key principles when making games for kids (and profiting)

How to avoid parental outrage and lawsuits but still monetize?
Nov 28, 2014

Greentech

PG&E's Vaca-Dixon 2 megawatts (MW) Solar Station, utilizes nearly 9,700 ground mounted solar panels, in Vacaville, California, on April 30 2010. The Vaca-Dixon Solar Station (VDSS) is the first step in a proposed five-year program to develop 500 megawatts (MW) of solar power throughout PG&EÕs service area--250 MW will be built by the utility and 250 MW by independent developers. Will generate enough renewable energy to meet the needs of about 150,000 homes. Photo credit: Bloomberg/Ken James via Getty Images Israel

Australian GreenSync raises $8.7 million to integrate clean energy better

With the new financing, GreenSync will also expand to Southeast Asia
Jan 27, 2017
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As Australia aims to strengthen its agriculture, business leaders visit Israel

The Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce's recent Agrifood mission to Israel is reflective of a wider Australian effort to shift from mining to agriculture
Dec 17, 2016
Photo Credit: Mareen Fischinger / Getty Images Israel

Israel and Australia: Two nations at the AgTech frontier

AgTech is changing the way the world farm. What are Israel and Australia doing to bring this ancient sector into the new century?
Sep 16, 2016
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Hardware

Image Credit: Herston Biofabrication Institute

Advances in 3D printing bode well for the medical profession

The diagnostic value is also moving along quickly
Dec 05, 2016

Apple eyes E Ink keyboard solutions

QWERTY is not dead yet, but touchscreen and E Ink technology is just waiting for a chance to supplant it
Oct 20, 2016

In clinical trial, bionic eye restores sight to the blind

Three subjects who were all blind for over 20 years can now see large objects and navigate a room
Dec 11, 2014
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Health

Australia biotech labs struggle to translate bustling research scene into entrepreneurial startup culture

A titan of lab research, Aussie scientists are struggling to transition to an entrepreneurial culture, reluctant to take investments despite hefty offers
Mar 22, 2017
Image Credit: Herston Biofabrication Institute

Advances in 3D printing bode well for the medical profession

The diagnostic value is also moving along quickly
Dec 05, 2016
Image Credit: Open Source Malaria

Open Source Malaria helps students with proof of concept toxoplasmosis pill

But the real issue isn't the cost of chemicals these days
Dec 04, 2016
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Industry

virtual reality

Is 2017 Year of Virtual Reality?

The year of 2016 saw a mixed growth for Virtual Reality, but what is expected for 2017?
Apr 30, 2017

This is the right time to start a career in AI

Have you ever thought of working in AI? If so, now is the right time to start
Mar 31, 2017

5 startups whose ‘law bots’ can find a missing Oxford comma and automate contract analysis

Automated legal analysis, AI-applied linguistic assessment, robotic legal filings, and even negotiating agreements: machine lawyers are already here
Mar 20, 2017
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Innovation

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Internet

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

5 things that Aussies and Americans need to stop doing online immediately!

Privacy on the web is getting assaulted on all sides. Better watch your step so as not to attract the wrong kind of attention
Apr 20, 2017

Drive conversions by localizing your website with Localizer.co

This Australian company lets you say g’day to customers in 50 languages
Aug 06, 2015
WalkMe CEO Dan Adika. Photo credit: PR

WalkMe walks customers through websites – and raised $25M in the process

Its technology increases sales conversions and decreases labor costs by providing step-by-step guidance and calls-to-action at the point of interactions on websites
Jun 10, 2015
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IoT

Wearables in Japan: StretchSense & StartToday announce partnership to create the IoT of clothes

This could be the future of smart clothing in this partnership between New Zealand's tech and Japan's market dominance
Jul 10, 2016
Photo credit: Pixabay

What will be the impact of IoT on education?

The use of the Internet of Things in education is expected to increase dramatically - this is how
Mar 07, 2016

Lists

Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

The most popular app trends of 2017

Move over Snapchat: You should pay attention to these trends
May 17, 2017
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 22: In this photo Illustration hands typing on a computer keyboard on June 22, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo Illustration: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

6 tips to protect your data from increasing Australian surveillance

If you are an Australian citizen, then you better boost your online security before ISPs and Telcos intercept your data
May 15, 2017

5 startups whose ‘law bots’ can find a missing Oxford comma and automate contract analysis

Automated legal analysis, AI-applied linguistic assessment, robotic legal filings, and even negotiating agreements: machine lawyers are already here
Mar 20, 2017
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Marketing

Melbourne diamond company acquires Herzliya VR startup Byondata

Consolidated Gems’ decision to buy a budding VR content firm raises questions about why they would want a company so different from their normal offerings
Mar 15, 2016

What is experiential marketing? Benefits and examples to consider for your business

See how Red Bull, XXXX and Sprite rocked this marketing method!
Dec 18, 2014

Media

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Israeli HearMeOut anticipates fruitful November IPO on Australian Stock Exchange

Since 2015, the Australian and Israeli governments have been developing further ICT cooperation and HearMeOut will be a beneficiary of that investment climate
Oct 21, 2016

New Zealand VR media firm 8i snags $13.6M from Samsung Ventures, others

8i wants more humans to star in virtual reality videos; hence, it went and got funds from these top names
Oct 15, 2015

New Zealand’s Booktrack secures $5M in Series B to amplify e-books with music

Funding will be used to drive growth, acquire premium content and allow people to create and sell Booktrack titles through the marketplace
Jul 27, 2015

Mobile

Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

The most popular app trends of 2017

Move over Snapchat: You should pay attention to these trends
May 17, 2017
Photo Credit: Wikipedia (Thegreenj) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The last Samsung Galaxy Note 7s will get bricked on December 19

Meanwhile, the battery mystery draws to a conclusion
Dec 11, 2016

Brisbane startup Cardihab helps heart attack survivors finish rehab

In Australia, less than one third of heart attack survivors typically follow through with the country's rehabilitation program. Cardihab aims to change that
Aug 18, 2016
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News

Sydney startup Deputy scores $25 million investment, a huge funding round for Australia

The round is a big way for Australia to start off 2017
Jan 18, 2017
Image credit: Trello

Atlassian buys task management tool Trello for $425 million, more than 40 times Trello’s funding

Well done Trello
Jan 09, 2017

New Zealand startup Vend gets $9 million investment from Movac, Square Peg

The company is one of New Zealand's startup success stories
Dec 22, 2016
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Policy

Image Credit: Open Source Malaria

Open Source Malaria helps students with proof of concept toxoplasmosis pill

But the real issue isn't the cost of chemicals these days
Dec 04, 2016

Startups: Lessons from Big Tech in leveraging public policy

Changes in tech don't just happen in a vacuum. This is how tech and public policy are intertwined and help guide us towards the future
Nov 17, 2016

Science

Image Credit: Herston Biofabrication Institute

Advances in 3D printing bode well for the medical profession

The diagnostic value is also moving along quickly
Dec 05, 2016
Image Credit: Open Source Malaria

Open Source Malaria helps students with proof of concept toxoplasmosis pill

But the real issue isn't the cost of chemicals these days
Dec 04, 2016
Queensland Chief Scientist Dr. Geoff Garrett (screenshot, YouTube)

Chief Scientist of Queensland frankly describes what Brisbane must do to become startup hub

On a recent trip, we had the chance to sit down with the czar of science policy in the Australian state, Dr. Geoff Garrett
Oct 27, 2016

Security

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 22: In this photo Illustration hands typing on a computer keyboard on June 22, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo Illustration: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

6 tips to protect your data from increasing Australian surveillance

If you are an Australian citizen, then you better boost your online security before ISPs and Telcos intercept your data
May 15, 2017
Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

5 things that Aussies and Americans need to stop doing online immediately!

Privacy on the web is getting assaulted on all sides. Better watch your step so as not to attract the wrong kind of attention
Apr 20, 2017
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tour the Anzus hall at the Pentagon on 18 January 2016. Photo credit: DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clydell Kinchen / Wikimedia Commons

Australian PM Turnbull promises AUS $230 million towards new Cyber Security Strategy effort

"It is no secret that we suffer from a lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals in Australia, and ACS is keen to play a role in addressing this shortage"
Apr 27, 2016
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Social Media

Venture Capital

Australia biotech labs struggle to translate bustling research scene into entrepreneurial startup culture

A titan of lab research, Aussie scientists are struggling to transition to an entrepreneurial culture, reluctant to take investments despite hefty offers
Mar 22, 2017

Square Peg’s Dan Krasnostein sees the seeds of tenacity in its Israel operations

More than half of the Australian firm's investments are tied up in Israel, but they are looking globally
Dec 22, 2016

Australia launches $200 million fund for startups and spinouts

Half of the fund will come from private investors and be led by Blackbird's Bill Bartee
Dec 05, 2016
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Wearables

IT

8common raises US$3.3M in IPO; to be listed on ASX tomorrow

Upon listing, 8common will have a market capitalisation of A$13.5 million based on a A$0.25 issue price
Aug 29, 2014

Space

CubeSats, launch vehicles, and satellite maintenance are the big verticals in a growing space industry (screenshot from Rocket Lab video featured below)

Beyond SpaceX: 10 space companies to watch in 2016 & 2017

While development is happening everywhere, these companies are the next big things to shoot past the stratosphere
Jan 06, 2016

Transportation

A taxi drives in Melbourne on August 20, 2016. Photo credit: Gedalyah Reback / Geektime

A $1 tax on Uber rides to support licensed taxi drivers paves way for legalization in Melbourne

A mere $1 tax on Uber rides will compensate cabbies who paid $150,000 for their licenses
Aug 21, 2016