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06/12/2012 Protagonist and Ironwood Expand Peptide Drug Discovery Collaboration

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Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc.  and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today announced the expansion of their research collaboration. The collaboration, originally announced in January 2011, leverages Protagonist’s proprietary disulfide-rich peptide (DRP) technology platform and is aimed at providing Ironwood with novel peptides against targets for potential development in therapeutic areas with significant unmet medical needs.

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12/10/2012 Starfish Ventures invests $2.0M in Australian email and web communications company Atmail

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Atmail, the Australian based enterprise email and web communication company, today announced it has secured $2.0M investment from Starfish Ventures to drive product development, expand the technical team, and increase its US, Asia and European focus.

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19/11/2012

 Styletread wins Deloitte Rising Star Award

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Styletread has been awarded the Deloitte Rising Star Award

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12/10/2012

DesignCrowd Launches in Singapore, India, and the Philippines

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Australian crowdsourcing marketplace, DesignCrowd, has  launched its crowdsourcing service in Singapore, India and the Philippines as its first step into  Asian markets and as part of its global expansion.

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12/10/2012

Starfish Ventures leads US$2.3M investment in Australian web content acceleration startup MetaCDN

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MetaCDN today announced it had completed a US$2.3M investment round led by Starfish Ventures and the University of Melbourne Endowment fund.

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12/10/2012

Starfish Ventures partners with Springboard Enterprises to support female entrepreneurs

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Starfish Ventures is pleased to partner with Springboard Enterprises to support female entrepreneurs with funding and business advice.

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11/10/2012

dorsaVi's ViPerform used by AFL Western Bulldogs

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AFL club Western Bulldogs are using dorsaVi to manage player injuries. 

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11/10/2012

 "Let's Create a Tech Boom" - Alec Lynch, CEO of Design Crowd

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Young Australians do not want to make their fortune by drilling the ground ... Young Australians want to make their own fortunes and the best way for them to do this is through entrepreneurship and technology.

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24/09/2012

Three Starfish Ventures portfolio companies in the Tech23 finals

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ScriptRock, MetaCDN and Bubble Gum Interactive listed as finalists.

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21/09/2012

 Starfish Ventures wins AVCAL Best Early Stage Award for Quickcomm Exit

 

Starfish Ventures was awarded the “Best Early Stage” Award at the AVCAL Annual Conference Portfolio Company Awards on Thursday for the sale of Quickcomm.

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13/09/2012

Distra acquired by ACI Worldwide

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Starfish Ventures is pleased to announce the sale of Distra to ACI Worldwide.

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07/09/2012

Sneak Peek at Bubble Gum Interactive's latest Little Space Heroes project

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Bubble Gum Interactive have released a sneak peek for their Little Space Heroes cartoon, due for release at MIPJunior in Cannes

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08/08/2012

Press release - Australian Startup DesignCrowd Breaks Crowdsourcing Record

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Australian design crowdsourcing site DesignCrowd has set a new crowdsourcing record helping TimesSquare.com crowdsource over 5,000 logo ideas.

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25/07/2012

Press release - ScriptRock Inc announces $1.2M investment round led by Facebook investor, PayPal co-founder

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Australian enterprise software provider ScriptRock today announced that Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology investor Peter Thiel has lead the startup’s seed investment round of $1.2M.

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11/07/2012

Press release - Merkle Acquires 5th Finger,Leading Mobile Solutions Provider

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Starfish Ventures mobile technology company 5th International Group, trading as 5th Finger in the US, has been acquired by Merkle.

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03/07/2012

Press release - MetaCDN Announces Appointment of Martin Ryan as CEO

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MetaCDN, the cloud-based content delivery network (CDN) that harnesses high performance, low cost cloud storage networks, today announced Martin Ryan as its Chief Executive Officer.  Ryan brings a decade of online services experience to MetaCDN and will lead the Company’s strategic and operational functions.

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02/07/2012

ASX Release - L-Dex outcomes data from breast cancer lymphoedema prevention program

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ImpediMed Limited (ASX: IPD) (“the Company or ImpediMed”) would like to make shareholders aware of clinical data that was presented over the weekend in New York City at the MASCC/ISOO - 2012 International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer.

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26/06/2012

Press release - Bubble Gum Interactive raises $2.5 million in second round funding to drive growth of Little Space Heroes, its award-winning virtual universe for kids

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Bubble Gum Interactive raises $2.5 million in second round funding to drive growth of Little Space Heroes, its award-winning virtual universe for kids

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19/06/2012

Press release - Zealand Pharma and Protagonist Therapeutics Team up for Peptide Drug Discovery and Development

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Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen: ZEAL), a Danish biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel peptide drugs, has signed a collaboration agreement with Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-owned US incorporated biotechnology company. 

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21/05/2012

Starfish Ventures provides mentor for Ignition Labs

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Starfish Ventures is pleased to be part of the ATP Innovations’ clean technology accelerator, Ignition Labs. Ivor Frischknecht will provide mentorship to the accelerator companies, and has extensive clean technology and entrepreneurial experience

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07/05/2012

Press release - Starfish Ventures invests $2M in Scalify

 

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Starfish Ventures today announced a $2,000,000 investment in Scalify, a networking technology designed for fast and efficient creation of multi-user applications, especially online games and virtual worlds.

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30/04/2012

Press release - 'Google Drawings' pioneer Anthony Glenning joins Nitro Board of Directors

 

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Nitro, creator of intuitive solutions that enable people to work smarter with digital documents, is pleased to announce that Anthony Glenning, Investment Director of Starfish Ventures and pioneer of Google Drawings, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors.

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18/04/2012

Mashable - Can Statistics Predict Weather Without Meteorologists? This App Thinks So

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A new app called Ourcast aims to replace the weatherman with statistics and crowdsourcing.

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18/04/2012

Press release - Ourcast launches real-time mobile weather app that predicts rain, snow with unprecedented accuracy

 

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Ourcast, Inc. today announced the launch of its flagship Ourcast mobile weather app, which predicts rain and snow over the next two hours with unprecedented accuracy.

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12/04/2012

BRW - Designs on rent-a-crowd

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A crowd-sourcing graphic design busienss is identifying holes in the market.

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04/04/2012 Press release - Nitro sets sights on the business cloud; secures $3.5 million from Starfish Ventures
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Nitro, a creator of intuitive solutions that enable people to work smarter, today announced that it has secured $3.5 million in funding from Starfish Ventures to fuel aggressive product innovation and recruitment during 2012. This inaugural round of institutional financing will allow the Company to support a rapidly growing global user base and empower advancements for its collaborative cloud roadmap.

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02/04/2012 Aktana launches product suite and revised brand to address huge need for sales intelligence solutions for the field  
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Aktana, the leader in actionable analytics for sales force effectiveness, today announced a new product suite in their quest to arm field sales forces with tools to increase the effectiveness of their day-to-day decisions. Aktana's new Collective Intelligence Suite for Field Sales is an iPad accessible solution equipped with a unique sales suggestion engine.

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26/03/2012 StyleTread, Australia’s leading online shoe store, secures AUD$12m in new funding
StyleTreadLogo StyleTread, Australia’s No. 1 online shoe store, today announced that new investor Starfish Ventures has joined existing investors  Lakestar, Nine Entertainment Co., and Adinvest to participate in the Company’s Series C financing of AUD$12 million.
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21/03/2012 DesignCrowd out of 99designs' shadow
DesignCrowdLogoTagline240 In the start-up universe, first-mover advantage is a law that like gravity, can weigh on a company's fortunes, but Sydney-based DesignCrowd hopes to become the exception to the rule.
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21/02/2012 Silicon Valley revival a launch pad for local start-ups
The technology hub of the world, Silicon Valley, is mounting an impressive recovery, making it the right time for Australian start-ups to chase international success.
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20/02/2012 UK dreams for crowdsourcing outfits
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17/02/2012 DesignCrowd and 99designs: UK battle
DesignCrowdLogoTagline240 DesignCrowd has also announced the launch of its own UK crowdsourcing service, DesignCrowd.co.uk.
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17/02/2012 Audinate's Dante Wins Three Readers Choice Awards
audinate Dante™ Digital Media Networking Technology wins for second
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15/02/2012 DesignCrowd Launches UK CrowdSourcing Services
DesignCrowdLogoTagline240 Australian crowdsourcing startup DesignCrowd has launched a UK crowdsourcing service to help local UK entrepreneurs 'crowdsource' design projects.
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09/02/2012 BugHerd named BRW's Top 10 Startups to Watch
 bugherdlogo1 In an effort to support and promote the efforts of the founders of start-up businesses, BRW has produced a list of the top start-ups of 2011. We hope their success stories will inspire and help others who are contemplating stepping away from the comfort of a salaried position and launching a business of their own.
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31/01/2012 Google Drawings pioneer Anthony Glenning joins DesignCrowd board

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DesignCrowd is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Glenning (who sold his business, Tonic Systems, to Google in 2007) from Starfish Ventures to the DesignCrowd board, and Christopher McNamara (a recent graduate of Stanford Business School) to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
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25/01/2012 Press Release - DesignCrowd Launches 100% Australian Crowdsourcing Service

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Crowdsourcing startup DesignCrowd has launched an Australian-only crowdsourcing service to help businesses crowdsource only to Australian designers
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24/01/2012 Aussie tech startup BugHerd strikes gold, raising $500k

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An Australian technology startup that aims to make reporting of website faults easier and more visual for non tech-savvy people today announced an investment of $500,000 from Melbourne-based venture capital firm Starfish Ventures.
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ScriptRock Inc announces $1.2M investment round led by Facebook investor, PayPal co-founder