Pandora founder Tim Westergren tells the story of when he was being wooed by some high flying investment bankers who wanted to be involved in the company’s next raise.
Man’s best friend may also be one of man’s best business opportunities, with another startup targeting the pet industry re-launching this week.
When Jamie Druitt’s wife left him several years ago, he desperately wanted to speak to other people who had been through the same thing. From that moment of pain, an online platform for teenagers struggling with mental health challenges was born.
We’ve all heard of design by accident, but cooking app founder Jodie Moule can go one more and claim a successful app by design accident.
CareMonkey co-founder Troy Westley, had worked in IT roles for decades, and spent the better part plotting his escape to launch his own business.
The idea for Daniel Martin’s second startup emerged from the conversations he kept having with the clients of his first startup.
Kevin and Julia Hartz had just got engaged when they decided to tackle the frustrating world of ticketing, launching a rough and ready online platform in 2006 called Eventbrite.
“I lost a very dear friend, but I think it was the right decision for the company”: Tyro in Start-ups are Scary3:00AM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell
Disrupting the Australian banking industry was never going to be easy. It took Tyro over $30 million in capital and a founder break-up to get there.
The issues of Qantas and Virgin might be hogging headlines at the top end of town, but Australian start-up Skybid is looking to shake things up further down the travel industry food chain.
Tim Stroh has always recognised that bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses is a pain and drain.
Corporate legal world held no attraction for LegalVision's Lachlan McKnight – Follow the Founder series2:04PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | Gavin Lower
After working as a corporate lawyer in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, Lachlan McKnight couldn’t see the attraction of spending 10 to 15 years climbing the company ladder to reach the top.
Since launching just over a year ago, learning courses marketplace start-up WeTeachMe has already attracted over 10,000 courses to list on its platform.
Bigcommerce has a team of 300 and has raised $75 million to fuel its ambitious growth plans. But to reach any of these goals, its founders had to overcome their fear of raising capital.
Disrupting a well-established industry like laboratory supplies has made LabFriend unpopular with its competitors.
When two-year-old Envato received a firmly worded legal letter from tech juggernaut Adobe in 2009, the team thought their business was over.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day on Friday comes a new website that wants to bring some old-fashioned romance back to the dating scene.
Cooking up a new way to deliver a kitchen renovation: 2Crates aims to heat up multi-billion dollar market2:30PM | Monday, 10 February 2014 | Gavin Lower
He may not have got into Telstra-back accelerator muru-D, but Alan Dee, the founder and chief executive of online kitchen design site 2Crates, isn’t taking it personally.
They don’t have kids themselves but that didn’t stop Rosh Ghadamian and Tahir Baig from jumping into the pram business.
After building and selling a telco company in just two years, Roshan Mahanama had a bit of an identity crisis when his next two start-ups struggled to get any traction.
Online recruitment business OneShift has launched in New Zealand today, after less than two years in operation in Australia.