Start-up Profiles



Business sale leads to a bountiful hamper for food startup

9:58PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Venture capital isn’t the only option to fund a startup’s growth. That’s the lesson from entrepreneurs David Morgan and Emily McWater, the founders of startup The Hamper Emporium and wholesale food business Kingston Foods.

Meet the Australian startup that wants your complaints

9:39PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Complaints have never really had a specific home on the internet. They’ve always just been kind of everywhere.

How a failed idea led to the birth of Vero

9:19PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Niki Scevak

In our continuing video series on Startmate companies, here is the story of Vero.

From art to science: Interest in robotics is on the move, but finance remains an issue

9:32PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of a pioneering Sydney-based robotics startup, with a Powerhouse Museum display and a successful crowdfunding campaign under its belt, says the sector is set to get much bigger but finance for projects remains an issue.

Australian education startup OpenLearning strikes a big deal with the Malaysian government on MOOCs

9:40PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup OpenLearning has secured a deal with the Malaysian government to deliver 15% of the country’s public university courses as massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

Three ways to improve your pitch to investors

9:14PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

A common problem among startups when pitching is a poor understanding of their business model, according to Will Deane, managing director of Exto Partners.

New website to help entrepreneurs perfect their pitch and avoid stage fright

9:58PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new online community for startups has sprung up, allowing entrepreneurs around the world to gain valuable feedback on a recorded 35-second elevator pitch.

Strike a digital pose: StyleMatch capital raise hopes to digitise wardrobes

9:10PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup StyleMatch is hoping to attract consumers to its platform, one of many in the competitive online shopping space, by allowing them to “digitise their wardrobe” and use a mobile “virtual change room”.

Driving to and from work just got a little bit easier

9:34PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is hoping to alleviate parking congestion in Australia’s major cities by making it easier for people to find and book car spaces online.

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.