Tim Stroh has always recognised that bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses is a pain and drain.
Corporate legal world held no attraction for LegalVision's Lachlan McKnight – Follow the Founder series2:04PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | Gavin Lower
After working as a corporate lawyer in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, Lachlan McKnight couldn’t see the attraction of spending 10 to 15 years climbing the company ladder to reach the top.
Since launching just over a year ago, learning courses marketplace start-up WeTeachMe has already attracted over 10,000 courses to list on its platform.
Bigcommerce has a team of 300 and has raised $75 million to fuel its ambitious growth plans. But to reach any of these goals, its founders had to overcome their fear of raising capital.
Disrupting a well-established industry like laboratory supplies has made LabFriend unpopular with its competitors.
When two-year-old Envato received a firmly worded legal letter from tech juggernaut Adobe in 2009, the team thought their business was over.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day on Friday comes a new website that wants to bring some old-fashioned romance back to the dating scene.
Cooking up a new way to deliver a kitchen renovation: 2Crates aims to heat up multi-billion dollar market2:30PM | Monday, 10 February 2014 | Gavin Lower
He may not have got into Telstra-back accelerator muru-D, but Alan Dee, the founder and chief executive of online kitchen design site 2Crates, isn’t taking it personally.
They don’t have kids themselves but that didn’t stop Rosh Ghadamian and Tahir Baig from jumping into the pram business.
After building and selling a telco company in just two years, Roshan Mahanama had a bit of an identity crisis when his next two start-ups struggled to get any traction.
Online recruitment business OneShift has launched in New Zealand today, after less than two years in operation in Australia.
It was while working on a mine site in central Queensland that Kym Clark came up with her idea for high visibility safety shirts tailored especially for women and those who were pregnant.
Andy Sheats’ two-year-old, private health insurance start-up, health.com.au, has over 40,000 customers and is turning over $46 million each year.
What do you when you realise you’re building a good product but the wrong solution: Start-ups are Scary series1:12AM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Rose Powell
A year into building their product, beta testers and a mentor told the founders of online publishing start-up Liquid State they needed to start from scratch. Here’s how they recovered.
When new regulations break your business and your lawyer tells you to quit: Start-ups are Scary Series1:16PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | Rose Powell
Five years into their small loans platform business Nimble, its co-founders were told by their lawyers that changes to Queensland regulations around the micro-loan industry made their business unviable.
The Australian start-up ecosystem continues to grow rapidly, with hundreds of start-ups and several new funds and incubators emerging last year.
Steve Orenstein often thought about giving up on his start-up in the early years when he was living month to month as a team of one before he got the investment he needed to grow his business.
WeTeachMe had been battling away at signing up partners for over a year when they realised they were at breaking point, and had to to make a change fast.
Melina Walton had worked for 10 years in the corporate world as a communications professional when she started to feel something was missing.
Liquorun, a start-up that delivers alcohol to metropolitan Melbourne homes within two hours, has emerged victorious from their beta testing phase and just passed their first weekend of trading.