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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.
There are many niche social networks coming into the fray, which begs the question, why would Queensland couple Leanne and Richard Sexton create another one? At first glance, Mothers Groupie seems like ‘just another social network’ dedicated to newfound mums – but on further reflection, it’s potential becomes apparent as long as the business model is executed well.
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Aris Allegos and Andrew Watt are the brains behind an infant startup Moula, which functions as an online funding platform for small businesses to access critical short-term capital.
In August this year, rumours spread across the Asia Pacific that the Indonesian Government was planning on adding ecommerce stores onto the country’s ‘Negative Investment List’.
Australian software company Bigcommerce has today announced its partnership with Alibaba, a global wholesale trade platform that recently had the largest IPO in history with a market capitalisation of more than USD$220 billion.
All startups have meagre beginnings, despite the lofty histories they relay to the public. On GoPitch, the next big thing could start with a 35-second audio pitch. At the same time, it’s a forum that could stop a bad idea in its tracks before an entrepreneur burns a hole in their hip pocket.