An Australian marketplace startup has signed a partnership with Uber

A Gold Coast startup has won a major partnership deal with ridesharing giant Uber which will have its business exposed to tens of thousands of Australian drivers. Auto mechanic marketplace Autoguru announced that it has been added to Uber’s driver rewards program, Momentum, to allow Australian rideshare drivers to access car servicing through the platform. … Read more

4 Entrepreneurs Who Refreshed Stale Industries and Made Millions

How a single good idea can revive a dying business model. Remember when we thought the taxi industry was dying? Then Uber swooped in and changed the way people found rides, making the overall process easier, more tech-friendly and often cheaper than the traditional alternative. Airbnb quickly followed Uber’s footsteps and transformed hospitality. But, while those … Read more

Sinorbis raises $2.3m led by Executive Channel Holdings for China digital marketing platform

A startup which claims to unlock the mysteries of China’s digital landscape for Western marketers has raised $2.3 million, with the founders of outdoor ad firm Executive Channel Holdings (ECH) reinvesting some proceeds from last October’s $68.5 million sale of its Australian business to oOh!media to lead the round. ECH’s injection takes the total raised … Read more

Melbourne-founded LawAdvisor sets sights on world domination with new office in London and strategic investment

A Melbourne-founded legal tech startup is making its first big break into global markets with the opening of a new office in London and investment from global consulting group Janders Dean. LawAdvisor, which has raised more than $1 million to date and is planning to close another round later this year, will launch its platform in … Read more

Lithuania launches fast-track visa program for non-EU startup founders

“Lithuania has launched a new Startup Visa program designed to encourage citizens from outside the European Union (EU) to set up businesses in the small northern European Baltic state. The Lithuanian government approved new legislation last April that sought to make it easier for “gifted and ambitious innovative startup founders from all around the world” … Read more