Growth Strategy



Airtasker sets its eye on China following $6.5 million raise

5:02PM | Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Airtasker’s $6.5 million raise will be used to boost product development but more importantly plan for the company’s expansion into Asia, according to co-founder and chief executive Tim Fung.

This Melbourne startup wants to get a slice of the $750 million self-storage industry

4:35PM | Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

The on-demand storage space is heating up in Australia with the official launch of Melbourne startup Boxly.

Airbnb will only be “a small part of” the tourism industry, claims Flight Centre executive

4:27PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A senior Flight Centre executive has dismissed Uber and Airbnb, claiming the services will only “be a small part of the [tourism] industry”.

Startups need to sell more than a product

4:59PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups need to do more than just sell products, according to the founder of an online marketplace shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

Enabled Employment launches new site to help veterans return to civilian life

4:50PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Canberra-based startup Enabled Employment has launched a new platform in order to help returning veterans ease back into the workforce and, by extension, civilian life.

Six tips on how to bootstrap your way to funding

4:29PM | Wednesday, 1 April 2015 | Kye White

Australian workplace culture analytics startup Culture Amp raised $US6.3 million ($A8.25m) without needing a pitch deck.

There’s money to be made in the new media business

3:52PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Jieh-Yung Lo

Last year proved there are still plenty of opportunities to make money in the new media business.

Why enterprise solutions could be the next billion-dollar opportunity for startups

3:01PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Amir Nissen

The proliferation of personal computing means employees are far more empowered to use whatever tools aid them in their work, without needing permission from legal and corporate headquarters.

Online craft marketplace gets a handy $25,000 funding boost from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

2:45PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Handkrafted, the online marketplace that allows people to buy custom-made items from craftspeople and artisans, has attracted $25,000 in seed funding from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia.

Work out your core skills and let partnerships help you grow, says Moshcam chair

2:00PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startups should more readily form partnerships with other companies in order to keep focusing on what they do best, according to the chair of streaming service Moshcam.

Getting your startup listed on Product Hunt: Tips from Speedlancer founder Adam Stone

2:27PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Getting your startup listed on Product Hunt is incredibly difficult but there are a few ways to increase your chances of success, according to the founder of Speedlancer.

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane among the world’s most vibrant startup event scenes: Survey

2:33PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sydney and Melbourne are in the top 10 cities outside the US for meetup groups, with Brisbane and Auckland also in the top 20, according to figures from US data analytics firm RJMetrics.

Want to sell your startup for millions of dollars? Start planning yesterday

2:15PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Founders of Australian tech startups should be planning their exit early on, according to the founder of 1Form.

Sell it with a #hashtag: sets sights on classified giants like Gumtree and Craigslist

2:36PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta plans to take on online classified giants like Gumtree and Craigslist by going social.

News Corp partnership with Majoran Distillery shows potential of Adelaide startup scene

2:14PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

News Corp has announced a major partnership with coworking space Majoran Distillery, in a boost for the Adelaide scene.

Hackett-backed UltraServe cloud e-commerce platform checks social media to see when servers need to scale

2:31PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

UltraServe, an e-commerce platform backed by entrepreneur Simon Hackett, has added a new feature that tracks social media activity in order to pre-emptively scale its infrastructure before demand starts growing.

Aussie startup Kounta wants to counter perils of point-of-sale “lock-in” for SMEs

2:31PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startup Kounta has launched in the United States in order to stake a claim in the increasingly competitive point-of-sale software market.

Channel 10’s Shark Tank a sobering experience for entrepreneurs

2:49PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The first episode of Network Ten’s Shark Tank kicked-off on Sunday night, with Australians pitching their business ideas to a panel of industry leaders including the founder of River City Labs, Steve Baxter.

Startup founders on how to crack the Chinese market

1:57PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

With a population of more than 1.3 billion, China represents one of the biggest and fastest growing markets in the world for Australian businesses – and tech startups are no exception.

Out with dickheads, in with grit-heads: How to build a culture that drives rapid growth

1:29PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Greg Ellis

Nimble is one of Australia’s fastest growing fintech startups with a team of 160 employees across two floors at its Gold Coast headquarters.