Start-up Profiles



Jessica Watson’s next great adventure after sailing the world solo

11:26PM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

“Everyone expects me to go and do another big sailing adventure”

School-leaver proving a class act in IT and business

11:12PM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Blake Garrett is a fixer...

International food delivery startup looking to gobble up Aussie market

11:56AM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Australian manager Levi Aron says Deliveroo already employs 40 people locally.

How two 12-year-old school girls have a winning code of friendship

11:10PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

These girls prefer to keep up with coding developments than Kardashians.

Kids in cars reminder could be a lifesaver

11:44PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

We found it incredible that there was nothing on the market yet.

ZipMoney gets $100 million in firepower to take on the big retailers

11:15AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

zipMoney provides paperless online consumer finance for small to medium retailers as an alternative to the big corporations.

Startup pays people to find out what’s bugging websites

11:13PM | Friday, 13 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Cameron Bradley loves finding bugs (not the creepy-crawly kind).

Miner indiscretions: Hackathon winner sends out clothes and equipment misuse alerts

11:41PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

The winning team, Personal Protective Equipment of Things (PPE of Things), was made up of RMIT University students and CSIRO scientists.

Prize-winning startup connects clients to disability carers

11:37PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

A not-for-profit startup connecting families with disability workers has taken out the people’s choice prize in Western Australia’s RAC SeedSpark competition.

Cents an opportunity: Teen’s travel startup ready to take-off

11:40PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Sixteen-year-old Zac Darch was working two part-time jobs when he hatched a plan to turn the travel booking industry on its head.

Kiwi startup Banqer a classy way to teach kids finance

10:44PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A New Zealand-based startup using technology to teach financial literacy to young students has taken out an innovation award in Sydney and will soon be launching in Australia.

Aussies get their 150 seconds to shine at YC demo fest

8:55PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Two Australian startup founders have delivered perhaps the biggest pitches of their lives at the Y Combinator Demo Days this week.

Brisbane YC startup GO1 raises $1 million from Tank Stream Ventures and Steve Baxter

7:44PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

It’s been a big couple of months for Brisbane employee training startup GO1, which has just closed $US1 million, as it works towards graduating Y Combinator’s summer program.

Sherpa gets ready to scale the heights of Australia’s growing market for on-demand deliveries

7:02PM | Monday, 20 July 2015 | Kye White

As Australian awareness of on-demand services grows, Sydney-based startup Sherpa is vying to help traditional businesses catch up.

This Sydney startup hopes to become the one-stop-shop for planning a wedding

7:32PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for couples to find their dream wedding venue, especially in regional areas.

4000 screenshots later, shopping was a Clinch for Sharon Clark

6:14PM | Friday, 19 June 2015 | Kye White

An avid online shopper, Sharon Clark was often comparing products she wanted to buy. But she grew frustrated there were no tools available to help her save and compare those items easily.

Property platform Vendorable matches sellers to real estate agents

6:44PM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Vendorable is trying to fix what its founders describe as the biggest problem facing property sellers – finding the right agent.

Traction the standout factor for RiverPitch finalists

6:41PM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Kye White

The seven startups selected to pitch at RiverPitch next week all had one thing in common – traction.

How this entrepreneur signed up over 250,000 people to his underwear subscription service

6:50PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Subscription services are becoming more popular in Australia but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to build up a loyal following, according to the founder of an online retailer with more than 250,000 subscribers.

Meet the entrepreneur who invested $80,000 into an app about endangered animals

6:09PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Mobile games are the perfect tool for education and more entrepreneurs should jump into the space, according to the founder of an app designed to teach people about the environment and conservation.