Super funds need to invest more in domestic equity: AVCAL

9:00PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Kye White

AVCAL’s submission to the Financial System Inquiry points out that investment in domestic private equity and venture capital is just 1% of the total superannuation savings pool of $1.8 trillion.


Apple Pay heralds a new, safe era of cashless convenience

9:55PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | David Tuffley

Mobile payment systems have been around for years without gaining much traction, but this might be about to change with the release of the iPhone 6’s Apple Pay.

 | Growth

Forget the crystal vase, have got an experience in store for newlyweds

9:20PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Wedding registries have long been dominated by lists of homeware products, but a Melbourne startup is taking a new approach by encouraging wedding guests to gift “moments”.

 | Growth

Qanda Technology hitches a ride on the collaborative economy caravan with latest acquisition

9:12PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Qanda Technology has agreed a deal to acquire peer-to-peer online caravan rental marketplace Caramavan.

 | Growth

Cryptocurrency startup learns a lesson or two about protecting its interests

9:54PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Online cryptocurrency marketplace CryptoThrift is learning the perils of operating an online marketplace in its infancy.

 | Growth

Is Amazon eyeing off the Australian grocery market?

9:11PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

The duopoly in Australia’s grocery market could be in for a shake-up by an unexpected international entrant: Amazon.

 | Growth

Three ways to rapidly grow your startup

9:08AM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Thomas Karemacher

Success stories like Atlassian are an inspiration to many Australians looking to build a successful, fast growth, global business. However, the majority of start-ups are a long way from achieving this kind of rapid growth and global success.

 | Growth

Kicking goals: Kevin Sheedy’s five best tips for entrepreneurs

9:23PM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

He’s a household name in Australian rules football, but Kevin Sheedy also knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship.

 | Growth

Perth-based finance startup aims to make picking stocks simple as a picture

9:09PM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Kye White

Perth-based finance startup Simply Wall St is looking to open up the stock market to a host of new investors.

 | Growth

Safe Mate surfs wave of technology to help save lives

9:28PM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Kye White

Soon thousands of surf lifesaving club nippers around the country could be diving into the water with wearable technology.

 | Growth

Australian startup GO1 gets ready to put a rocket under the online learning industry

9:01PM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Kye White

The online learning industry is stuck in the past, according to GO1 chief executive officer and co-founder Andrew Barnes.

 | Growth

No spin: This IoT startup wants to really clean up by hanging the status quo out to dry

9:19AM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

When it comes to businesses being disrupted by the Internet of Things and the cloud, the humble coin laundrette is not the first to come to mind, but Brisbane entrepreneur Ian McFarlane hopes to change that with a new venture called Eziwash.

 | Growth

Could your Nest do with a little more Zen? Meet the Aussie startup building a simpler, smarter thermostat

9:38PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Melbourne-based startup Planet Innovation has raised nearly $50,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in just days for a device called Zen, which it claims is the first thermostat that is not either “extremely unattractive” or “too complicated to use”.

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Online community is trying to fetch itself some funding on Kickstarter

9:20PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Popular community-driven online newsletter The Fetch has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with founder Kate Kendall saying it is an important opportunity for the community to help it succeed.

 | Growth

Ken Segall: Six ways to make your business insanely simple like Apple

9:55PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Cara Waters

Tried making a call on your Mobi, TelePod, TriPod or iPad lately? These are just a few of the names which were considered for the device which eventually became the iPhone.

 | Growth

Six more of the best startup tips these Australian entrepreneurs ever received

9:28PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Last week, StartupSmart asked six successful Australian entrepreneurs and startup community leaders for the best piece of business advice they’ve received.

 | Growth

Entrepreneur who sold his business to NYSE-listed multinational delivers his latest venture

9:12PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Steve Orenstein, an Australian entrepreneur who sold his business to multinational NYSE-listed fleet management firm Fleetmatics in August of last year, has launched his latest venture this week with the aim of disrupting the courier business.

 | Growth  | Technology

Meet the startup that wants to know how good you are at tennis

9:02PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Kye White

There’s roughly one million tennis players in Australia and Sydney-based startup IPN Tennis wants to rank every single one of them.

 | Growth

Portfolio diversification: greater returns and less risk

9:44PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Chris Gilbert

We have all heard of the saying, Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification is an essential tool of the knowledgeable and experienced investor, especially when considering investing in start-up businesses.

 | Growth

Happy Inspector: The story of one startup’s journey from Adelaide to San Francisco

9:47PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Niki Scevak

In the second of this video series with Startmate graduates, we meet the founders of Happy Inspector. Jindou Lee and Andrew Mackenzie-Ross, personify the grit and determination that is needed to survive in a startup.

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