Start-up Profiles



CoinJar pioneers Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card

9:12AM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White

Leading Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar has begun trialling Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card, which co-founder and chief executive officer Asher Tan says is a “huge step” for adoption of the cryptocurrency in Australia.

Happy Inspector: The story of one startup’s journey from Adelaide to San Francisco

9:47PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Niki Scevak

In the second of this video series with Startmate graduates, we meet the founders of Happy Inspector. Jindou Lee and Andrew Mackenzie-Ross, personify the grit and determination that is needed to survive in a startup.

Job hunter becomes the hunted: Everybody wants a piece of the market, including fOSSLR

9:43PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Seek, one of Australia’s most successful startups, disrupted the job search industry, but now it’s the incumbent, and a host of new Australian startups have it in their sights.

Perth-based startup hopes to revolutionise the way travellers discover local events

9:49AM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup that provides travellers with information on what events are happening while they are on holiday has launched an iPhone app.

The kids are alright: Generation Entrepreneur encourages students to become entrepreneurs

8:12PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australia’s education system is not encouraging students to be innovative, according to a high school student who started his first profitable business at the age of 12.

Sydney startup to quench Australia’s thirst for craft beer

8:15PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup wants to expose more Australians to craft beer by making it easy for them to shop for local brews online and have them delivered straight to their door.

Wolfing down bugs for fun and profit

8:34PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kye White

Bugwolf is a startup that’s helping companies catch bugs before they become real problems.

It’s all about the chair factor for this startup

8:45PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

We’ve seen Australians accessorise with bespoke shoes, watches, shirts and glasses, but a new Australian startup is hoping to bring that desire for custom-made products to the home with the bespoke chair.

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

“Show me the honey!” How being found by bees, inspired this GPS-enabled, thief-proof, beetle-trapping hive

8:57PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Queensland’s Hive Haven has integrated GPS (Bee PS, perhaps?) trackers into its apiaries, which have been specially designed to combat small hive beetle without using insecticides.

Property market demand startup Next For Sale dreams of US success

8:51PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

Ten months after launching, Next For Sale will head to Silicon Valley in search of investment after winning the Skillsapien pitch to Silicon Valley series.

Sydney startup’s vision is to become the AdWords of digital billboard advertising

8:16PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

The appeal of online ads for advertisers is in the medium’s ability to target ads to a specific audience, and now a Sydney-based startup has developed technology that allows digital screens to do something similar in the real world.

Sydney startup Conx aims to shake up construction sector jobs market

8:37AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Conx has developed a job networking platform specifically aimed at the construction industries, in an attempt to address skill shortages in the sector.

Vision-impaired son inspires dad to create software to improve internet accessibility

8:53PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kye White

Inspired by the experience of his 10-year-old son Huey, who is vision-impaired, Kenneth Springer has developed a new service which makes the internet more accessible to those that are vision-impaired or have autism.

SurveyMonkey launches market research product in Australia

8:04PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Kye White

SurveyMonkey has released a new product in Australia, SurveyMonkey Audience, which will allow startups and companies to tap into the preferences and opinions of a number of Australian consumers.

Pack your bags: Booking a group holiday just got easier

8:52PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is aiming to make it easier for travel companies to generate and manage group bookings.

Melbourne startup develops water-repellent clothing

7:25PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is harnessing the power of nanotechnology in order to make water-repellent clothing.

Monetised referrals power up Peerbrief’s recruitment service

7:00PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Peerbrief is giving people the opportunity to refer their friends for jobs and, if their referral is successful, earn $1000 for it.

Startup gives travellers chance to buddy up for local sights

7:38PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Startup Weekend Adelaide winner Travel Buddies has plans to link travellers with knowledgeable locals, to help them find those attractions that only locals know about.

Meet the Australian accelerator building indie games studios

7:40PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Having launched at the start of 2013 as a mobile games accelerator, Right Pedal Studios, is now shifting its focus to help create new games studios.