Startup Communities : Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City (ebook)

Author: Brad Feld “Startup communities” are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. This book documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each … Read more

A lesson about self awareness from PagerDuty cofounder Alex Solomon

Before launching  IT operations management platform PagerDuty with his cofounders in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon. The time he spent there, and in particular the projects he worked on and the specific challenges associated with them, would eventually lead to the creation of PagerDuty, a startup … Read more

Dunedin startup CodeLingo raises NZ$540,000 from Reinventure and Right Click Capital

Dunedin startup CodeLingo has raised NZ$540,000 ($494,000) in seed funding from Australian venture capital firms Right Click Capital and Reinventure. The funding will go towards further development of the startup’s tech, expanding its team, and scaling its business operations. Founded in 2016, CodeLingo looks to address the problem of technical debt by enabling software development teams to … Read more

Splend CEO on why the vehicle rental startup needs to diversify away from Uber

SPLEND, Australia’s largest share economy vehicle network and an Uber preferred partner, has secured a strategic investment from Element Fleet Management (TSX: EFN) to support the next phase of its global expansion plans. Element secured a 12.5 per cent stake in the fast-growing Splend, which aims to have $220 million in vehicles under management by … Read more

“I’M CONFIDENT WE’LL GET THERE”: CHECKBOX’S CEO ON HIS REGTECH STARTUP’S ATLASSIAN-SIZED PLANS

Despite having only launched in January, last year, Checkbox has already amassed a small fortune of accolades. Notably, the Sydney-based regtech startup was named Regtech of the Year at the Australian FinTech Awards and Best SaaS Startup at StartCon in Sydney. In addition, CEO Evan Wong took out the Westpac Innovation Challenge and StartCon Pitch … Read more