500 startups’ AgFunder uniting a fragmented marketplace

4:06PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

AgFunder, part of 500 Startups’ 12th batch, wants to make it easier for agricultural technology startups to source funding.


Startups need to sell more than a product

4:59PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups need to do more than just sell products, according to the founder of an online marketplace shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Growth Strategy

What you need to know about Australia’s changing media landscape

4:49PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Michelle Gamble

New consumer behaviour is changing the way brands, advertisers and other stakeholders prioritise in terms of ad spending.

 | Growth

Crowdfunding could be a simple way to pay for science research

4:35PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Maksym Sich

Crowdfunding may be the best way to meet the costs of scientific research and garner greater awareness of scientific priorities.

 | Growth  | Technology

Want to share a lift to work? This Perth startup is here to help

4:54PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A new ridesharing service has launched in Western Australia with the aim of pairing up people who regularly drive along a similar route.

 | Start-up Profiles

Simply magic what YourButler can do

4:34PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Kye White

Last month, just as US “anything you want” startup Magic announced it had raised $US12 million from Sequoia Capital, Perth startup YourButler launched, promising the same service in Australia.

 | Start-up Profiles

Founders should listen to user feedback instead of being caught up with their ideas

4:14PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Founders and entrepreneurs need to focus less on the idea behind their startup and more on its broader purpose, according to the founder of a news subscription platform shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Start-up Profiles

Adapt or perish: Australia Post must embrace digital disruption

4:48PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | John Hamilton Howard, Emmanuel Josserand and Roy Green

Most industries are vulnerable to digital disruption of established business models, including public sector services. The question is whether such industries use the opportunity to reposition in their markets by disrupting themselves.

 | Innovation

Australian web design startup Elto acquired by GoDaddy

4:22AM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Aussie web design marketplace Elto has been snapped up by domain registration company GoDaddy for an undisclosed amount.

 | Sell a business  | Exit Strategy

What we learnt from Startmate and our Shark Tank experience

4:46PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Hugh Minson

Late last year we did two things to help us on our way: we pitched to be a part of the tech accelerator, Startmate, and the television series, Shark Tank.

 | Growth

The Icehouse says muru-D partnership will improve trans-Tasman collaboration and access to markets

4:19PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Icehouse chief executive Andy Hamilton says the new partnership with muru-D will connect startups with overseas markets, while sharing valuable lessons on how to boost VC funding in Australia.

 | Growth  | Business advice and education

Four reasons why a reverse listing isn’t so backward

4:55PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Kate Cornick

Reverse listing offered a new path – one I was keen to learn about, albeit with trepidation. When I mentioned the process to peers I got a series of red flags and warnings. What had I let myself in for?

 | Growth

More spaces for disruption: This Australian startup is really driving innovation

4:52PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Finding a convenient parking spot has been a perennial headache for Australian motorists, but that’s all about to change according to the co-founder of a startup shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Why it’s time for companies to give us back our data

4:56AM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Rob Nicholls

For large corporations with access to large tracts of consumer data, the challenge remains using it to be helpful, without being creepy.

 | Growth

Atlassian’s knowledge, not capital, will help grow Australia’s startup ecosystem

4:35PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Kye White

Australia could build a startup ecosystem around the success of Atlassian, much like Silicon Valley did with PayPal, according to DN Capital founder and managing partner Steven Schlenker.

 | Growth

Aussie design startup Canva hits two million users

4:26PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Multimillion-dollar design startup Canva has reached a hurdle many Aussie tech companies can only dream of: scooping up two million users since launching worldwide 18 months ago.

 | Growth  | Technology

Atlassian calls out “shady” backdoor listing as increasing numbers of businesses take the shortcut to the ASX

4:05PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Cara Waters

A growing number of businesses are opting to list on the ASX through the “backdoor” in a trend Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes describes as “shady”.

 | Sell a business

Aussie e-commerce company backed by James Packer raises $50 million

4:22PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Brisbane e-commerce startup Temando has raised $50 million in Series B funding in order to accelerate its expansion into US and UK markets.

 | Growth

Sydney startup Whizz brings sparkle to the home cleaning industry

4:15PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | Kye White

The number of on-demand services available in Australia is steadily increasing and the latest startup to launch in this area is Whizz.

 | Start-up Profiles

Adelaide startup Makers Empire strikes 3D printing software deal with South Korea

4:00PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

South Australian startup Makers Empire has struck a lucrative deal which will soon see its 3D printing software distributed to the South Korean education market.

 | Growth