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in 05/2016

  • How Australia’s real estate boom hurts startups  //  read it here
  • Queensland banks on Au$8m relocation program to lure int’l startup talent  //  read it here
  • Australia’s Bytes4Health incubator aiming to grow digital health startups  //  read it here
  • Tilt, ‘social payments app for Gen Y’, launches in Australia  //  read it here
  • 2016 Tech Pioneers report: Australia & New Zealand (pdf)  //  read it here
  • Australia’s next startup ‘landing pad’ opening in Berlin  //  read it here
  • Australian startup Spacer eyes Asia’s $4bn storage market  //  read it here
  • New $20m Dragon Egg fund to back Aus startups expanding to China  //  read it here
  • Backers pour $15m into Australia’s telecom/advertising startup Unlockd  //  read it here
  • Australia’s all-you-can-fly startup Airly aims for Q3 launch  //  read it here
  • ‘Australia’s scattergun startup funding short changes accelerators and won’t work’  //  read it here
  • Sustainability Startup/Innovation Weekend Melbourne set for May  //  read it here
  • Melbourne’s Hava SaaS startup lands $500k  //  read it here
  • Australian entrepreneur on the problems with today’s startups  //  read it here
  • Melbourne’s Airly to jet to Europe after pitch contest win  //  read it here
  • Hoozu aims to link tech with social media talent in Australia  //  read it here
  • Australia’s BugCrowd digital security startup raises $19m  //  read it here
  • AP exec on cultural differences between Australian and Asian companies  //  read it here
  • Microsoft to bring MassChallenge startup accelerator to Australia  //  read it here
  • Sydney custom dressmaker Fame and Partners raises $10m from US  //  read it here
  • Drive Yello food delivery app helping Australians earn an extra buck  //  read it here
  • TruePillars connects smart investors with businesses for small loans  //  read it here
  • Branson, Wozniak and Facebook VP seeking world’s best startups  //  read it here
  • Startup launches WelcomeOver, the Airbnb for food, in Australia  //  read it here
  • Data61’s Ribit.net collabs with ICT Geelong to spur regional startups  //  read it here
  • Melbourne tech community works to help refugees settle in Australia  //  read it here
  • News Corp leads seed round in Australian augmented reality startup, Plattar  //  read it here
  • $100 million ‘global first’ Australia-China science precinct for UNSW, Sydney  //  read it here
  • ‘Absolute crisis’ facing Australian tech: “Nobody wants to come here anymore”  //  read it here
  • Australia & New Zealand tech deal activity jumps 8x since 2011  //  read it here
  • Australia considering startup landing pad in India’s Bengaluru  //  read it here
  • Fishburners plans 4-fold Sydney expansion  //  read it here
  • The right business to build is the one you *want* to build  //  read it here
  • Canberra’s eWay acquired by US giant, Global Payments, for US$50m  //  read it here
  • Applications open for QUT CEA Creative3 Pitch event  //  read it here
  • Connect Expo 2016, Melbourne: business, technology, innovation  //  read it here
  • MadPaws, ‘Airbnb for pets’ startup, partners with PETstock  //  read it here
  • $20 million Dragon Egg Fund launched for Australian startups to crack China  //  read it here
  • Startup Buckitdream aims to tap ‘bucket list’ data  //  read it here
  • Wanted: Entrepreneur-in-Residence at muru-D, Australia  //  read it here
  • LaunchVic, Australian $60 million startup fund, open for applications  //  read it here
  • Australian trade delegation seeks opportunities for startups in China  //  read it here
  • Aus startup system will “fall hopelessly behind” if gov’t doesn’t fix immigration laws  //  read it here
  • Australia’s Blockchain Summit 2016 set for June, in Melbourne  //  read it here
  • LA meet Australia: Emerging Innovators Xchange 2016  //  read it here
  • ‘..launch pads overseas will only undermine talent creation at home..’  //  read it here
  • VC funds, think tanks puzzle over startup ‘valley of death’  //  read it here
  • Sydney event: Stories from media-tech startups at different stages  //  read it here
  • Australian startup SkedGo wins Rio Olympics Transport Challenge  //  read it here
  • A look at the recent Victorian gov’t BudgetHack event  //  read it here
  • Australian startups: more commitment, less conversation  //  read it here
  • Funnel Ventures: bridging social gap between Aus startups and Silicon Valley  //  read it here
  • Perth’s IOT startup Quantify Technology hires 2 ex-Cisco execs, preps for launch  //  read it here
  • 6 tips for early-stage fintechs from an Australian investor  //  read it here
  • clapit breaks Australian record with seed funding of A$2.57m  //  read it here
  • Australia’s Bombd sets up shop in Venice Beach, aims at social networking presence  //  read it here
  • Australian startup aims to matchmake startups with big business  //  read it here
  • A look at DRU, the world’s first pizza delivery robot  //  read it here
  • StartupAUS director: Fix immigration or lose people like me  //  read it here
  • General Motors launches new platform made by Australian startup  //  read it here
  • Social media startup Vamp aims for IPO in Australia  //  read it here
  • Apparition Media advertising startup uses mural art for customer engagement  //  read it here
  • Cardect startup on Indiegogo aims to be the end of the business card  //  read it here
  • Pollenizer partners University of Western Australia for entrepreneurship  //  read it here
  • Australia’s ‘trust economy’ startup, Meeco, in global push  //  read it here
  • Sapien Ventures’ first fintech investment is in Hashching  //  read it here
  • ‘Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity’  //  read it here
  • Inaugural Singapore Fintech Festival set for November  //  read it here
  • Australia calls for global ISO Blockchain standards  //  read it here
  • Tension mounts between banks and fintechs over password sharing  //  read it here
  • Why Barclays sees banking’s future as an information business  //  read it here
  • Brisbane credit union CUA partners Sydney fintech hub Stone & Chalk  //  read it here
  • Aus fintech market to hit $4bn by 2020; banks may lose $10bn  //  read it here
  • 12 fintech startups added to Afiniation Melbourne event  //  read it here
  • Australia’s Remarkable Accelerator to develope disability-focused startups  //  read it here
  • Asia-Pacific internet users use more devices, often 4+  //  read it here
  • In Shanghai: Digital Disruptors in Asia & the Power of Partnership  //  read it here
  • NZ startup First Table lands 200 restaurants for early bird dining  //  read it here
  • How Loomio, a worker-owned tech startup, found investors and kept its values  //  read it here
  • NZ’s SuchCrowd startup: musicians, artists secure an audience before touring  //  read it here
  • NZ startup Dotterel wins innovation award for drone noise reduction tech  //  read it here
  • Sequoia Capital, Airtree lead $10m funding of NZ startup 90 Seconds  //  read it here
  • Tuhua fund raises $10m to invest in 25 New Zealand startups  //  read it here
  • Australia Post to trial drone delivery  //  read it here

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