Sometime back, Cait e-mailed me to participate (on behalf of Feedity) in a survey centered around Australian Internet-startup’s. The survey results can be viewed online, although I think its still missing responses from a few other participants.
There are plenty of interesting Internet startup’s emerging from down-under, but the state of investment in technology ventures seems a bit stale (except Sydney maybe). Moreover, the amount of buzz you can create for your product/service, working out of the US (through interviews, podcasts, exhibits, and seminars etc.) is enourmous compared to any other place. The Silicon Valley still rules! From anywhere else, you’ll have to try much harder (and be very patient) to get your product or service noticed.