The year for my idea: #2015istheyear

12:58PM | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

It’s that time of year when we look back on what was, and ahead to what’s next.


Bill Gates reveals the best books he read this year

12:27PM | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | Eloise Keating

Bill Gates is known for his business acumen and philanthropy. But the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft is also known for his reading habits.

 | Growth

Hong Kong’s HotelQuickly moves swiftly into Australian market

12:19PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Kye White

After launching in March 2013, Hong Kong travel booking startup HotelQuickly now has over 600,000 users globally, and it’s got its sights set on Australia.

 | Growth

Boom in business for delivery startup Zoom2U

12:39PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

The growth of delivery startup Zoom2U has surprised its founder Steve Orenstein after deliveries tripled to 1000 in its third month.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman’s startup tips

12:58AM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Kye White

Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman says many of the mistakes he and co-founder Alexis Ohanian made during Reddit’s early years arose because they were “aiming lower than they should have been”.

 | Growth

Competitor questions Uber’s burn rate after $US1.2 billion capital raise

12:24PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Uber has announced it has completed a financing round of $US1.2 billion, valuing the company at a total of $US40 billion, as competitors point out the service continues to face substantial challenges.

 | Growth

All in the delivery: Sydney startup on a mission to provide marketplace for couriers

12:46PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

On a mission to provide small businesses with better courier options, Sydney startup PPost incorporates GPS and crowd power to provide more flexible, transparent and speedy services than traditional courier companies.

 | Growth

“Flying robots won’t be toys anymore”: The Australian startup using drones to revolutionise the surveying industry

12:40PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Australian startup is hoping to revolutionise the surveying and building industries by using a cloud-based platform to create 3D images from data gathered by drone aircraft.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

The race to get products under the Christmas tree from Kickstarter-backed projects

12:27PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The challenges for Kickstarter-backed hardware startups don’t end once you’ve raised the money.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Growth

“Why should Australians pay a premium?”: EzyFlix founder on why he’s cutting prices

12:32PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Australian movie streaming player EzyFlix will offer its movies at the same price as US customers would pay over Christmas.

 | Growth

APE Mobile looks to raise $1.5 million to fund growth of its paperless construction site app

12:59AM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Kye White

Perth startup APE Mobile is raising $1.5 million in Series A funding, as it looks to scale its paperless construction site app.

 | Start-up Profiles

Sydney startup aims to create global shopping family

12:23PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

Sydney startup CUZIN is working to create a global shopping family where users help each other buy products that are too expensive or unavailable where they live.

 | Start-up Profiles

Melbourne startup Two Square Pegs matches entrepreneurs to mature-aged workers

12:07PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias-Weerakoon

Melbourne startup Two Square Pegs aims to create mutually beneficial relationships between new entrepreneurs and older professionals.

 | Start-up Profiles

Xero teams up with StartupAus

12:38PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Online accounting platform Xero has announced a partnership with StartupAus in order to help tech startups get off the ground.

 | Growth

Tank Stream Labs gets set to expand Sydney operations

12:08PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Kye White

Co-working space Tank Stream Labs is expanding its Sydney operations to make room for roughly eight more startups due to high demand.

 | Growth

This startup wants businesses to be able to deliver to your door within an hour

12:50PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne startup has launched with the aim of offering a one-hour delivery service for retailers and other businesses.

 | Start-up Profiles

Former Twitter and lead engineer joins Bigcommerce

12:13PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | StartupSmart

Fast growing e-commerce platform Bigcommerce has announced that Chris Fry, former head of engineering at Twitter and, has joined the company’s board of advisors.

 | Growth

Oneflare sponsors university scholarship program to invest in human capital

12:47PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Local services marketplace Oneflare has teamed up with the UNSW in order to give students a taste of what it is like to work in a fast-growing Australian tech startup.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Stripe raises $70 million, Twitter tackles online trolls

12:18AM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Global payments platform Stripe has raised a $70 million investment and is now valued at $3.5 billion.

 | Growth

Sydney startup Dashba aims to recast social media marketing

12:53PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

Sydney startup Dashba wants to separate businesses interactions with their customers from social networks.

 | Start-up Profiles