Posts by Alan Downie

The switch to Cloud 66

It’s not very often that we at BugHerd will recommend a service or product. We may tweet, but we’ve never gone to the lengths of writing a blog post about it. We’re making an exception for a startup called Cloud...

Kickstarting Open Source

The Rails.app project is an Open Source project on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1397300529/railsapp) and it is aimed squarely at solving a problem we’re all too familiar with. The project aims to make it easier for folks to set up a Rails environment...

BugHerd receives a $500K investment from Starfish Ventures

We are very pleased to announce that BugHerd has received a $500k investment from local Australian venture captital firm Starfish Ventures. Starfish Ventures is a Melbourne based firm that has been investing in innovative Australian technology startups for over a decade....

Tech23 BugHerd voted People’s Choice at Tech23

Another crazy/great week! Matt and Alan flew back to Australia from 500Startups in Mountain View, Alan heading home to Melbourne and Matt staying in Sydney to represent us as one of 23 startups pitching competitively at Tech23. Vincent followed along...

Demo Days at 500Startups can be a tough crowd

You think it’s tough pitching your brand-new startup to a room full of sceptical, knowledgeable industry experts, angels and venture capitalists? Try warming up that same crowd with some clever, funny satirical rap. DJ Real is a great performer and...

Silicon Valley incubator 500Startups invests in Bugherd

It’s been a crazy, do-not-adjust-your-set kind of week. We experienced a rush of site visits and signups on 9 June following coverage in US tech press including TechCrunch, GigaOm, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, and AllThingsD. At the time we were getting ready...

The Wonder of Emergent Behaviour

I was watching my 2 year old son play this morning. He was playing with a Fisher Price cash register. It’s a fairly complex tool for little kids, but he loves it. The general workflow is that you put a...