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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.
Michael Bates and Blake Seufert were the founders of ONME, a fashion app that ambitiously aimed to merge social networking with fashion in an app. They failed spectacularly and tell us exactly why.
This year, over 220 people expressed interest in pitching at SydStart 2014. Eighty semi-finalists were chosen from that pool – each of whom have ventures focusing on scalable, productised web and mobile technology, as well as tech startups that are in big markets. The finalists took part in four rounds of screening at the ASX, and each semi-finalist was scored by multiple judges according to five judging criteria. The top 10 were chosen to pitch on the main stage.
Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services, in partnership with Deloitte, are inviting tech innovators to participate in the 2014 Codeworks hackathon in September. However, applications are closing tomorrow, so interested parties should get onto it right away.
The last 24 months has seen a number of childcare-focused tech applications enter the Australian market. It’s not a very forgiving space. The big question we need to ask is, ‘do parents actually care enough to use these solutions?’ If the answer to that is yes, then the follow up is certainly ‘will they pay for it?’
Daniel Oertli and Jason Furnell launched their startup Roomz in early 2013. Earlier this year, the startup was acquired by REA Group.
In 2012, Zach Kitschke (now head of comms at Canva) penned a great article on the From Little Things blog called THE HARDWARE RENAISSANCE: IS IT HITTING AUSSIE SHORES? – in the past two years, I would say it’s safe to say that statement was pretty true and that we have some brilliant entrepreneurs in this country conceptualising and building some of the most amazing hardware products the world has ever seen.