Aussie founders getting better focused, according to Scout Ventures

10:53PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Kye White

The quality of startup founders being produced in Australia has increased over the last two years, according to Scout Ventures managing partner Brad Harrison.


Freelancer’s Matt Barrie talks horse sense about selling, investment and investors

10:59PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup founders saying they have to raise money before they start selling a product is “absolute horse shit”, Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie says.

 | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

Believe that investors need to sell to you: Rebekah Campbell’s advice for female entrepreneurs

10:11PM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Kye White

Confidence is one of the most important parts of any pitch for capital.

 | Growth

“An immense thirst for success”: Maestrano’s Stephane Ibos on why a great team is key to growth

10:07PM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Kye White

Maestrano co-founder Stephane Ibos on the progress his startup has made since closing a $1.5 million funding round last year.

 | How I did it

Ads are key to Unlockd business plan

10:42AM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne startup has launched a new product that will serve smartphone users advertisements when they unlock their devices as a way of for paying for services.

 | Growth

Overpriced startups to have their “day of reckoning”

10:24PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Overpriced startups will soon have to face their “day of reckoning” as the growth of unicorns is fuelled by “outsiders” not VCs, Upfront Ventures general partner Mark Suster says.

 | Growth

Keen to be lean: 3 Day Startup teaches corporates to think small

10:04PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Kye White

As the number of corporates interested in startup methodologies increases, so too does the amount of competition among the businesses promising to teach them.

 | Growth Strategy

“It was three months of sleepless nights”: What happened after these entrepreneurs suddenly raised $15 million

10:39PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

The founders of Aussie crowdfunding success story Flow Hive have spoken out about the difficulties associated with suddenly running a multi-million business overnight and dealing with the pressure of meeting deadlines and customer expectations.

 | How I did it

In love with Uber and Airbnb? You might have ‘disruption fever’

10:25PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Sarah Kaine an Emmanuel Josserand

The Labor Party’s guidelines on the “sharing economy”, released last week, are a positive development for those concerned with the unfettered growth of the collaborative economy.

 | Growth

Facebook wants notifications to be one-stop info source

10:24AM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Your Facebook notifications are set to include a lot more than just who liked your latest profile picture or wrote on your wall.

 | Growth

Medium continues its march towards native advertising

10:14AM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

With over 20,000 people writing posting to the site each week, Medium is now looking for a way to help these writers make some money and in turn monetise the business.

 | Growth

“We failed you” – Airbnb forced to apologise for “offensive” ads

10:05AM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Airbnb has been forced to apologise for an ad campaign it ran in San Francisco that set out to instruct the city on how to spend the taxes it now collects from the startup.

 | Growth

Rimon has $1 million to spend on nine startups following on from good Premonition

10:57AM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney-based consulting firm Rimon Advisory has raised $1 million to invest in startups, most of which will be directed to businesses already working with the firm.

 | Growth

Crash courses in how not to use Tesla Autopilot feature

10:54PM | Monday, 26 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Self-driving cars are being held back by a single complicating factor, human stupidity.

 | Growth

Catch Of The Day to take on Costco and other international rivals with shopping club

10:46PM | Monday, 26 October 2015 | Renee Thompson

Online retailing giant Catch Of The Day looks set to challenge Costco and other international rivals after the launch of a new buying club to reward loyal customers.

 | Growth Strategy

TV dinners: Hood Food Guide – videos that cater to the millennial foodie market

10:33PM | Monday, 26 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne-based startup wants to help millennials find the best places to eat in their local neighbourhood through the medium they know best: video.

 | Growth Strategy

Nothing personal: EverythingMe shuts down

10:28AM | Monday, 26 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A startup boasting an app with 15 million downloads and nearly $US40 million in funding abruptly shut down over the weekend.

 | Growth

Yes we scan: Kickstarter fans almost over eager for Eora 3D

10:04PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

When the Eora 3D Kickstarter campaign launch was nine minutes late, the team were immediately contacted by at least 25 loyal fans worried about the brief delay.

 | Growth

Security in vein: Startup Week Sydney launches with a pitch showcase

10:00PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Sydney startup that wants to make identification as easy as a wave of your hand was one of ten startups given the opportunity to pitch at the NSW Parliament to a room of politicians and industry leaders.

 | Growth

Apple News launches in Australia

10:49PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Apple News has officially launched in Australia, with virtually every news publication in the country offering content on the platform.

 | Growth