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The “digital nomad” is such a popular concept these days,. And it’s no wonder — who, after all, doesn’t dream of working anywhere from sandy beaches to the side of a volcano before sneaking out for cocktails just because you feel like it?
Today, local services marketplace Oneflare, founded by Adam Dong and Marcus Lim, announced that it has secured a further $1 million in funding, taking total capital raised so far for the startup to $1.5 million.
Glamsquad is part of the growing trend of startups that operate in the ‘connection economy’. Other startups that fall into this category include Uber, goCatch, Airtasker, Sidekicker, Road Angels and SuitBids, to name just a few.
Servcorp hosted Zambrero’s Dr Sam Prince as part of their Business Shorts series at the 36th floor of their impressive Gateway Building location. This is an increasingly common trend amongst corporates who seek to bring entrepreneurs and visionaries into their fold in the hopes of adding some street cred to their brand. Most of the time, the results can be incongruent and highly amusing.
After a serendipitous meeting on Twitter, two Sydney-based startups Crowdsurfa and Coder Factory were able to recognise synergies and form a strategic partnership.
Crowdsourced news distribution startup Newzulu has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Toronto-based media company Filemobile for approximately AUD$5.06 million (CD$5 million), depending on a number of conditions. To fund the acquisition, Newzulu will undertake a capital raise, details of which will be released at a later date. Newzulu will re-comply with Chapters 1 and 2 of the ASX Listing Rules in respect to the acquisition.
On December 9th, Startup Victoria will play host to some of the most influential minds in the world of startups and innovation as part of the Above All Human Conference.
Bloomberg BETA, a recently-launched $75 million venture capital fund backed by US media group Bloomberg, conducted a study in a rather unusual manner to determine what kind of people are likely to become successful startup entrepreneurs. And as it turns out, you don’t have to be young like Facebook’s founder and our generation’s poster child of success Mark Zuckerberg to do it.
The owners of Dallas Buyers Club LLC, who own the rights to the movie of the same name, has applied to the Federal Court for iiNet and other internet service providers to reveal the details of people it suspects may have committed copyright infringement by illegally downloading the film.