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Given the public healthcare sector is in a state of flux, there are a number of startups in the private sector (both locally and globally) playing a significant and constructive role in health promotion. Locally, one of the fastest growing HealthTech startups is Fitgenes.
Sydney-based investment banker Charles Stewart is the founder behind the newest talk of the town, party app KickOn. Described as the ‘Tinder’ for parties, it is a free application that allows users to find parties, be invited to them by the host and party on with random new friends and strangers.
Beanhunter may have acquired Coffeejobs last week, but this is just the first step in a much larger strategy for owning Australia’s speciality coffee space.
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.