Growth Strategy



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.

Startups will help solve the world’s health problems

1:37PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tech startups are the key to combating the world’s health problems, according to an Australian entrepreneur who is now product lead at MyFitnessPal.

Why you should humanise your startup’s brand

1:31PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Early-stage startups that want to appeal to customers and potential employees should focus on humanising their brand, according to an Australian marketing expert.

Flopportunity: Why failure is an opportunity

1:13PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Kunal Kalro

Don’t let the startup mantras and hashtags fool you. Failure is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and psychologically frustrating.

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

Five key things these startup entrepreneurs wished they had done differently in 2014

12:30PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

For startups, the end of another year is a time to pause and reflect on the challenges they have had to embrace head-on.

Innovation Bay hopes to tap rich seam of potential investors in Perth

12:43PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Kye White

There’s money and an appetite for risk amongst investors in Perth but it’s mining ventures, not startups, that are benefiting.

Why ‘manual first’ can help you MVP quicker: #2015istheyear

12:20PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Speed is everything for a startup. But how does ‘manual first’ equate to getting the ball rolling on your startup?

Boom in business for delivery startup Zoom2U

12:39PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

The growth of delivery startup Zoom2U has surprised its founder Steve Orenstein after deliveries tripled to 1000 in its third month.

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

Play games, earn rice for the poor: JellyChip’s plan to disrupt charity sector

11:07PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup JellyChip wants to “gamify social good”, and early next month it will be launching a closed beta for its market research platform.