Start-up News Roundup – 24th April

Below is our selection of news and events in the Australian start-up community for the week so far. A little bit light with this week being wedged between Easter and Anzac Day.

TechCrunch calls out Australia’s venture capital issues, but get a key fact wrong

It appears that TechCrunch got in hot water by overstating the dire state of VC funding in Australia, see this article in Startup Smart for the details.

Australian video game start-up appeals to community for funding

In this article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne studio League of Geeks (love the name, is there a T-shirt?), is using a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to finish off a game called Armello.

Abbott government confirms commitment to completing startup policy reviews

In this article in Smart Company it appears that the federal government has confirmed it is committed to completing reviews of key regulation hurdles for startups, such as the employee share scheme regulations and crowdsourced equity.

Finally! I hope this really does come about and is not just part of the usual political spin from both sides.

ATP Innovations up against three US programs for Incubator of the Year award

In this article in Startup smart it looks like ATP Innovations is in the running for the Incubator of the Year award – cool!

Tech expert whacks the hackers

Interesting article in The Herald Business about a security expert implementing a distributed traffic profiling black list solution to stopping DoS attacks. Not sure about the top side sell on this as  all the major players have this tech already embedded into the web server cores and network traffic layers; they don’t need another SPoF. Also OS plugins are available that do this well enough.





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