Another busy week has seen GoPro acquire video editing startups Stupeflix and Vemory for a combined $105 million, while Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Leaba Semiconductor for $320 million and CliQr for $260 million. Closer to home, Peazie has raised fresh funding, bringing the total raised to date to $2 million, HealthKit raised a $1.6 million Series A, Investec Australia acquired a stake in H2 Ventures, and hipages acquired StartLocal.
Startup Daily has partnered with General Assembly for the second event in our #GoGlobal series, a fireside chat with SurveyMonkey’s new CEO, Zander Lurie in Sydney. Formerly the senior vice president of entertainment at GoPro and CFO of CBS, Lurie was named CEO of online survey company SurveyMonkey in January after the departure of Bill Veghte.
The wins just keep coming for the Victorian Government, with GoPro today announcing that it has chosen to establish its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne after partnering with the state government.
Following hot on the tails of the adventure camera trend, iconic camera brand Polaroid have just released their Polaroid Cube, a miniscule keychain camera which is capable of capturing1080p HD video and attaching to various surfaces.
VIDIT is a pocket-sized wearable camera that is described as not only being “AS GOOD as the GoPro, but a device that makes it even easier to take high quality footage and transfer files for editing, at a third of the price.” The VIDIT camera weighs a meagre 150 grams (excluding replaceable lens and filters) and costs USD$82.