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We’re delighted to report that BlueChilli portfolio startup GiggedIn has closed a seed funding round of AUD500,000 to prepare for global growth and service the growing demand from brand marketers seeking a youth audience. Investors include the BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Dominet Digital, Social Family Group and a number of individual angel...
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BlueChilli is probably best-known for partnering with entrepreneurs to build brand-new startups, but actually we get to work with later-stage startups too. We’ve just announced one of Australia’s best-known SAAS startups, Shoeboxed Australia, is working with BlueChilli, so we can help them develop a new business, independent of the US parent, Shoeboxed Inc. An Australian receipt scanning technology...
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Today we’re excited to announce that Mr Steven Skala (AO) is joining BlueChilli Group as Chairman, effective immediately. Mr Skala is currently the Vice Chairman, Australia & NZ, Deutsche Bank AG and he brings extensive commercial and corporate legal experience, including banking and financing, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, privatisations and advising public and...
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Last night’s Federal Budget has generally been received as an “election-preparation budget” rather than another attempt at significant structural change. We don’t disagree. We’ve gone through the budget papers and initial expert analysis and here’s our perspective on how the changes announced will influence the tech startup industry in Australia. Who are you calling “Small Business”? Although...
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AngelHack Sydney 2015, the second leg of the global series of hackathons organised by AngelHack took place at BlueChilli start-up space last weekend and it was a great success. Here are some numbers: More than 100 people attended the event in person; During the weekend, more than 1,000 people followed the live-stream of the event on...
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One of BlueChilli’s first companies, TokenOne, has secured a third round of funding lead by Singtel Innov8. TokenOne is the Identity Assurance Platform provider that simplifies multi-factor authentication by replacing passwords and other security technologies with a single, simple software-based solution to access multiple services. The investment, lead by one of the world’s largest telcos,...
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Splitsville is the premiere online destination for people facing a ‘split’ of any kind, be it a divorce, the end of a domestic partnership or long term relationship. Today we’re announcing New York-based tech startup is the third US startup to join our startup portfolio. Splitsville founder Tara Averill’s previous career was as a successful agent for...
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What does a startup using iBeacons, a startup solving problems for corporate working mothers, and a security access software startup have in common?  They are all finalists in our Disrupt@Scale Human Connections program! BlueChilli has partnered with a major Australian financial institution to develop the Disrupt@Scale Human Connections program, which offers financial support, education and scaling opportunities for idea-stage...
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Today we’re excited to announce that Mr Steven Skala (AO) is joining BlueChilli Group as Chairman, effective immediately. Mr Skala is currently the Vice Chairman, Australia & NZ, Deutsche Bank AG and he brings extensive commercial and corporate legal experience, including banking and financing, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, privatisations and advising public and...
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Hiya! I’m Cass, the new Sydney community manager here at BlueChilli. With 36 active startups in our incubator and a team of 20, BlueChilli is bursting at the seams. Later this month we’re upsizing to slick new offices at 125 York Street, with 3 sunny levels of startup magic and, excitingly, a lush event space....
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