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.
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.
The OAXIS team created Star.21 after recognising the value of gamification in health and fitness, especially at a time where people live fast-paced lifestyles.
Tired of smashing guitars on stage? Smash your iPhone instead. AUUG is the name of the latest motion synth tool that turns the average iPhone into a fully fledged musical instrument by using native iOS software.
Six months ago, personal finance and budgeting application Pocketbook were announcing they had just reached the 50,000 users milestone. Today it was revealed they announced 100,000 users.
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.
Yesterday afternoon the company announced it has closed a further follow on round, with Australia’s Blackbird Ventures joining the LIFX family.
Rewardle Holdings Ltd, the holding company that owns Melbourne-based startup Rewardle Pty Ltd, has recently opened up its Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to a prospectus that was lodged with ASIC on the 20th of August.