Start-up Profiles



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”.

Don’t rock the boat: Queensland startup to help boat owners find a place to dock

3:25PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to connect boat owners with people who have a place to dock them.

KoalaSafe wants to claw back quality time with your children

3:48PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to help parents control the amount of time their kids spend on gaming consoles and the internet.

Sydney startup brings anonymity back to social media, without the cyberbullying

3:41PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An anonymous social media platform from Australia has seen more than 5000 users jump onboard since launching just a month ago.

Aged care legislation opens up opportunity for reviews and comparison website

3:37PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Kye White

Consumer review website Aged Care Reviews has raised $600,000 in funding as it banks on the Australian aged care market continuing to trend towards a user pays system.

Artificial intelligence system could size up stock for saleyards

3:13PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A robotics expert from the University of Technology, Sydney is developing an artificial intelligence system so farmers can accurately measure when their livestock are ready for sale.

Australia’s first property crowdfunding platform hits the market

3:41AM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Perth-based startup is looking to connect everyday investors with property developers who are seeking capital for their next project.

Sydney startup pitches tent in your backyard

3:30PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for travellers to pitch up a tent in a property owner’s backyard or park their caravan in their driveway in exchange for cash.

Sydney startup partners with Amazon to capitalise on businesses switching to the cloud

3:05PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A New South Wales startup is looking to help companies migrate to the cloud and reduce the costs associated with storing data online by more than 50%.

Steve Baxter-backed coffee app creates a buzz by fixing customer problems

3:33PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs need to focus on their customers and the problem they are fixing just as much as the technology they are leveraging, according to the founder of a coffee ordering startup backed by Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter.

Aussie pair invent sunglasses that instantly convert into goggles

3:52PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Two Aussie inventors are hoping to successfully crowdfund sunglasses that convert into safety and underwater goggles at the push of a button.

Transport app TripGo promises door-to-door multi-modal travel made easy

3:47PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Travelling in Sydney may get easier with the launch of a new transport app that combines data from a number of modes of transportation.

Product Hunt or Product Hoist? Australian founders to see double

3:43PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup directly inspired by Y Combinator graduate Product Hunt is hoping to ride off the back of the existing platform’s success – even going as far as having almost the same name.

Brisbane students to teach people about climate change through mobile game

3:31PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Two Brisbane university students are developing a mobile strategy game to help inform people about the effect climate change can have on their city.

Blooming online flower delivery startup shows subscription-based model’s a sweet solution

3:37PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Kye White

Just two weeks after coming up with the idea behind her startup Fig and Bloom, Kellie Brown already has her first customer.