Growth Strategy



Plugging away: CarbonTRACK raises $1 million

8:13PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australia energy usage tracking startup carbonTRACK has closed a $1 million funding round as it looks to give “power to the people” across Australia and Asia.

BodyWise app pivots to be more habit-forming

8:41PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Mike Halligan knew his startup wasn’t working; the fitness and health app didn't just get negative feedback from users, but from the makers of the app themselves.

Piece plan: Why M&A is like a game of chess

8:28PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Ron Pragides

Tactical moves on the chessboard are sometimes obvious but long-term strategy determines the winner.

World vision: How to globally grow your startup

8:44PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The ability and ambition to rapidly scale and expand globally is what sets startups apart from lifestyle businesses.

Rail maps keep track of startups

8:33PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

BlueChilli chief growth hacker Alan Jones says one of the hardest parts of running a startup is trying to work out where you stand, and the isolation that goes along with that.

Five tips to build a community around your startup

8:29PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Venessa Paech

Community management is thriving, particularly in the tech world, where creators are realising that a groundswell of engagement rarely starts on its own.

Xero sum game: List early to avoid “blood-sucking” venture capitalists, Takor founder says

8:26PM | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Rob Drury knew he needed a “shit-tonne of cash” to get Xero off the ground, but he also wanted to maintain control.

Traction is where the action is, Sendle co-founder says

8:12PM | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Kye White

Finding a traction channel that works is currently top of mind for Sendle co-founder James Chin Moody.

Uber could save families $10b per year - but it faces tax threats

8:40PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Stephen King

With 15000 drivers in Australia, Uber's growth, along with traditional taxis and other services competing to drive us around our cities, we will have a metropolitan transport revolution.

Xero sets its sights on world domination

8:07AM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Kye White

The next level of automation, fuelled by the amount of data available in the cloud today, will be one of the most profound technological changes the world has seen, according to Xero founder and chief executive officer Rod Drury.

Spelling out why Google turned into Alphabet

8:00PM | Tuesday, 11 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

There are lessons for Australian entrepreneurs in Google’s big restructuring and rebrand announced on Tuesday, experts say.

Foxtel's bundle of pain could come sooner than it thinks

8:17PM | Tuesday, 11 August 2015 | Rodney Maddock

Most media businesses offer a bundled set of products. Pay TV offers a slightly broader bundle.

Cleaning startup Whizz is flush with cash

8:46PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Kye White

On-demand cleaning startup Whizz has closed a $2 million funding round to take its service to Melbourne by November, and nationwide by the end of 2016.

DIY design platform Canva for Work to launch

8:33PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Canva has been growing quickly and on Monday its attempt to turn that growth into dollars officially launches.

Startup makes automated emails more marketer friendly

8:14PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian email marketing platform Campaign Monitor has launched a new product targeting the automated emails we receive every day.

Construction hire startup iSeekplant seeks to build on $1 million

8:52PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Construction equipment hire platform iSeekplant has raised $1 million from a number of undisclosed closed angel investors to help drive growth and launch a new custom offering.

Merged Posse rounds up $5 million for Hey You app

8:59PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online cafe startup Beat the Q Posse Group has closed an oversubscribed $5 million funding round following a merger at the end of last year.

Cities make plans to be startup friendly

8:38PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore introduced a new action plan this week that outlines what the city needs to do in order to be a “leader in the tech startup field”.

Making sure co-founders have a vested interest

7:57PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Brad Vinning

Are you about to form a new startup with a co-founder and wondering how you can make sure that both founders remain committed in the formative years?

Aussie cities tumble down ecosystem rankings

7:12PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney is now at 16th on the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings, falling four places from 2012, while Melbourne has dropped out of the top 20 completely.