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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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Will startup StarPower become the socially-conscious Hootsuite for A-list celebrities?

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A BlueChilli startup StarPower – founded by Sydney-based Matt Heisie, Canada-based Terri Hitchcock and Hollywood-based Monica Matulich – decided to take things one step further, creating a social media platform that allows celebs to have meaningful conversations with their fans based on how interactive their fans are. With an interesting monetisation model and social charity engagement, the startup is set out to further disrupt how celebrities communicate with their fan base.

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