Start-up Profiles



Big Apple beckons for Aussie 3D printing startup with visions of making truly wearable tech

4:35PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Kye White

Brisbane-founded 3D printing startup Cartesian Co, a recent graduate of American accelerator Techstars, has relocated to the United States as it works towards making truly wearable technology.

This Aussie startup wants to stop drivers looking at their phone while they’re behind the wheel

4:06PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian voice recognition startup is looking to reduce driver distractions and make it safer for people to receive calls and texts while behind the wheel.

Unpaid internships a thing of the past for Sydney startup Buziebee

4:11PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Buziebee has developed a platform that allows businesses to post projects and then allows students and graduates to apply to complete those projects.

This Brisbane startup wants to make it easier for travellers to meet one another

4:48PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland startup is looking to help travel bugs find and connect with other travellers and attend local events or simply catch up for a drink.

Sharks circle in on ridesharing safety fears

4:48PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Kye White

Oliver Du Rieu, the founder of Melbourne-based La Mule, was confronted with the safety concerns all transportation network startups must grapple with when pitching on Channel 10’s Shark Tank.

Finalists in Startup Hero category shine through with big ideas

4:32PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | StartupSmart

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa is just one of the problems being tackled by the finalists in the Startup Hero Category at tonight’s StartupSmart Awards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sydney startup helps party hosts hire a pair of extra hands

4:28PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Throwing a dinner party or birthday bash but need an extra pair of hands? This Sydney startup might be here to help.

Aussie drone startup assists New Zealand search and rescue operation

4:21AM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney startup Flirtey is one step closer to achieving its goal of running the skies with drones after successfully completing a trial with New Zealand’s national search and rescue organisation.

Brisbane startup hopes to Fostr seed funding for young tech companies

4:24PM | Wednesday, 1 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Brisbane-based startup is looking to match Aussie investors with tech companies hungry for seed capital.

Australian launch in the offing for Lyft, according to executive from partner app Moovit

3:14PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Kye White

Part of Lyft’s recent $500 million Series E capital raise will be allocated to an Australian launch, according to an executive at a startup that has partnered with the Uber rival.

2015 StartupSmart Awards: SEO key to fast growth, says LabFriend founder Karl Wyzenbeek

3:03PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | StartupSmart

Online marketplaces need to think about search engine optimisation from day one, according to the founder of a startup shortlisted in the Fastest Growing category at this year’s StartupSmart Awards.

Everybody needs good neighbours: Sydney startup looking to give suburbs their voice

3:40PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian crowdsourcing platform has launched with the aim of helping people share news about their neighbourhood without relying on traditional media or printing out flyers and delivering them to people’s letterboxes.

Melbourne-based startup Fizeque targets fitness market with matched classes

3:07PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A Melbourne-based startup is offering a helping hand to people who want to join local fitness classes and monitor their fitness levels.

Creating a two-sided marketplace for your startup? Better start talking to your users

3:57PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Scaling a two-sided marketplace comes down to a great user experience as well as “walking the pavement”, according to the founder of a discount food and entertainment app which has scooped up more than 30,000 users in less than 12 months.

A match made in brand heaven: startup to help likeminded businesses hook up

3:35PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Kye White

Collabosaurus is an online match-making platform for brands and businesses to “source and foster strategic brand collaborations”.