Everybody needs good neighbours: Sydney startup looking to give suburbs their voice

3:40PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian crowdsourcing platform has launched with the aim of helping people share news about their neighbourhood without relying on traditional media or printing out flyers and delivering them to people’s letterboxes.

Start-up Profiles

Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

3:37PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Bernard Keane

It’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens.

 | Growth

Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley

3:28PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Here are two key reasons why it no longer makes sense for early stage Australian startups to relocate their headquarters to Silicon Valley

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

Australian developers cautiously optimistic about Facebook Messenger becoming an apps platform

3:03PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian developers are cautiously optimistic that Facebook’s decision to turn Facebook Messenger into an app platform will help strengthen the app industry.

 | Growth  | Technology

Software engineers, analysts and IT professionals among the 20 hardest jobs to fill in Australia

3:12PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian businesses are struggling to fill vacant positions, especially IT roles, according to research published today by one of the world’s largest job sites.

 | Growth

A caring, sharing economy?

3:57PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Stephen King

The government didn’t create the sharing economy. But if it over-regulates then it could kill it!

 | Growth

Melbourne-based startup Fizeque targets fitness market with matched classes

3:07PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A Melbourne-based startup is offering a helping hand to people who want to join local fitness classes and monitor their fitness levels.

 | Start-up Profiles

Creating a two-sided marketplace for your startup? Better start talking to your users

3:57PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Scaling a two-sided marketplace comes down to a great user experience as well as “walking the pavement”, according to the founder of a discount food and entertainment app which has scooped up more than 30,000 users in less than 12 months.

 | Start-up Profiles

A match made in brand heaven: startup to help likeminded businesses hook up

3:35PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Kye White

Collabosaurus is an online match-making platform for brands and businesses to “source and foster strategic brand collaborations”.

 | Start-up Profiles

Don’t rock the boat: Queensland startup to help boat owners find a place to dock

3:25PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to connect boat owners with people who have a place to dock them.

 | Start-up Profiles

The four reasons this is a magical time for entrepreneurs: Matt Barrie

3:01PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Cara Waters

We are living in a “magical time” for entrepreneurs according to Matt Barrie, founder of, and SmartCompany advisory board member.

 | Growth

Introducing the new co-working space for female entrepreneurs

3:32PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Lucia Osborne-Crowley

When entrepreneur Dr Catriona Wallace wanted to grow her tech start-up and saw there were no shared workspaces specifically catering to women, she came up with a whole new business idea.

 | Growth

Campaign Monitor to double in size

3:16PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Kye White

Email marketing startup Campaign Monitor has opened new offices in Sydney as it looks to double in size over the next 12 months.

 | Growth

Supporting grass roots entrepreneurship at UNSW

3:45PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Joshua Flannery

Now in its third year, the UNSW Startups Games has given over 80 individuals an intense entrepreneurial experience – four full weekends over one month – and essentially a platform to launch a startup for the first time or, in some cases, use the experience to become employees with an entrepreneur’s skillset.

 | Innovation

Freelancer acquires Projectlinkr to fuel growth in Spanish-speaking countries

3:27PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Freelancer has acquired one of Spain’s leading online job marketplaces for an undisclosed sum in order to increase its presence in Spanish-speaking countries.

 | Buy a business

KoalaSafe wants to claw back quality time with your children

3:48PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to help parents control the amount of time their kids spend on gaming consoles and the internet.

 | Start-up Profiles

Sydney startup brings anonymity back to social media, without the cyberbullying

3:41PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An anonymous social media platform from Australia has seen more than 5000 users jump onboard since launching just a month ago.

 | Start-up Profiles

Uber snubbed by UN Women amid ‘independent contractor’ concerns

3:57PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The United Nations entity for gender equality has withdrawn from a partnership with online taxi-booking service Uber following concerns the deal would not improve the “empowerment” of women.

 | Growth

How I got 2.3 million app downloads (without spending a cent on marketing)

3:01PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Stuart Hall

A big lesson from both adding HealthKit early and the App Preview was that you need to give Apple every opportunity to feature your app. Believe it or not, Apple are on the lookout for apps to feature.

 | Growth

A decade of Nitro: Sam Chandler reflects on the dawn of Australia’s startup ecosystem

3:29PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sam Chandler says the growing Australian ecosystem has made a night and day difference to launching a tech company, nearly a decade after he founded Nitro in May 2005.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital