Start-up News Roundup – 10th April

In a world first, Australian bank invests in peer-to-peer lending startup

This article in Startup Smart covers the Westpac’s Reinventure Group recently announced a $5 million investment in Sydney-based  peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.

Australian VC calls on others to “write cheques” to encourage female entrepreneurs

In this article in Smart Company, Adrian Stone challenges investors to do something to address the apparent lack of female startup entrepreneurs.

Parliament should unite to remove innovation barriers: Clare

Communications Shadow Minister Jason Clare, says that the government and opposition can agree to fix issues holding back Australian startups and innovation – speaking at the CommsDay conference in Sydney. Read more .

Atlassian under no pressure to list: Cannon-Brookes

This article in ZDNet covers the sales of shares by 800 employees and ex-employees to investment form T.Rowe Price. Also that they have no real pressure to list any time soon.

Tech startups to get regional boost

This article in Computer World covers that the SingTel Group announced on Wednesday Innov8 Sparks, a program that will help technology startups across Asia-Pacific gain access to new markets. A founding member is Optus-Innov8 Seed, which invests in Australian startups.


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