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Australian tech startup BlueChilli announces AUD5M investment round

Led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd and Internode founder Simon Hackett Capital to be applied to growth in booming Australian tech startup market Sydney, 2 September 2014 — Australian technology startup BlueChilli Group today announced it had closed an AUD5 million round of investment to speed the growth of providing […]

BlueChilli closes $5m funding

Today I’m really excited to be able to announce a $5m investment in to BlueChilli from key investors, Myer Family Investments and Internode founder, Simon Hackett.  Simon Hackett is a great friend to BlueChilli and sits on our Investment Committee for our Venture Capital fund.  And being aligned with one of Australia’s largest and most respected […]

Students and staff from Chang-Won University with BlueChilli's Alan Jones.

Chang-Won University visit

Thanks to the staff and students of South Korean Chang-Won University’s software engineering class who visited BlueChilli today. They receved a few hours’ rapid introduction to Lean Startup Methodology and some good career advice (“Do not take a job at a large corporation! Start your own startup with a friend! If you’re a marketer, learn […]

Chris Ball presenting at HubSea in Seattle

August a big month at BlueChilli!

There’s alway plenty of action at BlueChilli and this month was a cracker! It kicked off with one of BlueChilli’s startups, Moneysoft, announcing it had raised a total of $1.5M for its expansion and growth in the financial management sector. It was covered by a host of media, including BRW.   During the month we also hosted a […]

Slidebean - Presentation Software Simplified

Five things to consider before quitting your day job

Slidebean is a new browser-based platform for quickly creating well-designed slide decks. I decided to test it out by capturing some of the hidden drawbacks of startup founder lifestyle. I’m happy with the output. Like Hemingwayapp the constraints imposed by a platform like Slidebean can help you finish and publish something you’d otherwise tweak around with for days […]

7th July 1959: Moulds used to make spaceship couches

Snag a free ticket (worth $299) to Lean Startup Machine Sydney 5-7 September

Lean Startup Machine is not a hackathon or conference, but an educational workshop that teaches entrepreneurs the process of validating business ideas through hands-on experimentation and mentorship. Three days is an extremely short amount of time, but it’s enough to test multiple business concepts, identify which one has the most potential, and even collect some revenue from customers. […]