Mahesh Sharma

Mahesh Sharma earned his pen licence in his homeland, where he covered the technology industry for ZDNet, SMH, Sky Business News, and The Australian--first as an FTE, and later as a freelancer. The latter fueled his passion for startups and empowered a unique perspective on entrepreneurs' passion to solve problems using technology. Armed with this knowledge, experience, and discipline, Mahesh has returned to his spiritual homeland India to document the mixed fortunes of one of the world's most exciting technology economies.

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Android breaking up taxi monopoly

Android breaking up taxi monopoly

The former head of Australia's corporate watchdog has identified smartphones and mobile applications as a way to boost competition in the taxi industry, and one cashed-up start-up has developed an Android-based device for drivers.

published October 18, 2011 by

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Aussie $40m VC fund eyes 10 times ROI

Aussie $40m VC fund eyes 10 times ROI

AdventureCapital is on the verge of launching a venture capital fund with up to $40 million at its disposal to guide start-ups through the "valley of death", following the examples of Silicon Valley's Dave McClure's 500 Startups and "super-angel" Ron Conway.

published September 27, 2011 by

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SydStart eyes Asian entrepreneurs

SydStart eyes Asian entrepreneurs

The SydStart conference has moved closer towards its goal of being the biggest start-up gathering in the southern hemisphere, with last week's event attracting entrepreneurs from as far as Indonesia and Singapore.

published September 25, 2011 by

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People power to end taxi app wars?

People power to end taxi app wars?

One developer is hoping to put an end to the taxi booking app wars by producing a harmonious experience for cab companies, drivers and passengers, and he wants to do it by leveraging people power.

published September 19, 2011 by

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Taxi app wars heat up

Taxi app wars heat up

The imminent launch of taxi booking application Ingogo has received a massive financial boost having secured first round investment funding from a collection of high-profile technology, banking and angel investors, including a Google staffer and MYOB co-founder.

published September 14, 2011 by

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Adventure finds start-ups, not vice versa

Adventure finds start-ups, not vice versa

Investment firm Adventure Capital is poised to cut the ribbon on its new incubator, a co-working space based in Melbourne, where the best and brightest entrepreneurs and start-ups will be cherry-picked to receive seed funding.

published September 7, 2011 by

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StartMate releases investment raising docs

StartMate releases investment raising docs

Start-ups that can't raise investment because of prohibitive legal costs now have an alternative, after local mentor-backed investment firm StartMate released the documentation that it used to invest in its first five start-ups.

published September 4, 2011 by

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