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The IT Genius Story: A 15 year old upstart builds one of the country’s fastest growing IT companies

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Peter Moriarty was just 15 years old when he started what is now known as IT Genius Australia, he loved computers and would spend his lunchtimes skipping school occasionally to assist his ‘customers’ with their PC issues – back then, a cloud was a white fluffy thing in the sky and not even Moriarty quite grasped where this IT gig he performed for pocket money would eventually lead to just over a decade later.

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Melbourne-based startup Liven strives to be ‘the sexiest discount app’ in a highly competitive marketplace

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We’ve seen a number of startups emerge in our ecosystem that focus on coupons, discount deals, rewards and vouchers – examples include Aston Club, BigDeal, Buzzingaa, Coupay, OzSale, Rewardle and Swoop. Each has its unique point-of-differentiation, but not all have maintained strong momentum. The latest to enter this highly competitive space is Melbourne-based startup Liven.

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BlueChilli secures $5 million from prominent investors and acquires Future Capital’s equity

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Sydney-based venture technology investor and startup incubator, BlueChilli has today announced it has closed AUD$5 million in investment, which will help the firm continue in its path to grow and strengthen Australia’s startup sector. The latest round of funding was led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments, as well as Adelaide-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Internode Simon Hackett.

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Eventbrite reveals local growth figures and appoints Managing Director for Australia

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Today, Australia represents approximately 5 percent of total global gross ticket sales, and ticket volumes continue to reflect high, double-digit growth rates in the country. Over 25 percent of the total tickets processed in Australia have been processed in the first six months of this year; and among the 100,000 Australian events on Eventbrite’s platform is Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Biennale of Sydney, Next Wave Festival, TEDxMelbourne, Pause Festival and EQUITANA Melbourne.

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