Growth Strategy



Five Aussie startups vie for share of $5 million in 2015 Big Pitch competition

6:07PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Five Aussie startups will battle it out on Tuesday night for a share in up to $5 million in funding as part of the 2015 Big Pitch competition.

Why are so many of you claiming to be an entrepreneur? And are you, really?

6:29PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Nina Hendy

The term entrepreneur has become a buzzword in recent years. So much so, that the line between business owner and entrepreneur has become increasingly blurred.

Lending startup Moula scoops up $30 million in Series A funding to maintain growth

6:58PM | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne fintech startup Moula has raised $30 million in Series A funding in a bid to accelerate growth and improve its product offering.

AngelCube co-founder Adrian Stone says move to Melbourne and get $10,000 for 2% equity

6:41PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

The co-founder of AngelCube, Adrian Stone, is challenging 10 startups to relocate to Melbourne, and he’ll give them $10,000 for 2% equity to do it.

Sweet charity for crowdfunding platform Chuffed – a million dollars raised in less than four months

6:39PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

Charity crowdfunding platform Chuffed has raised $3 million in donations, with one million of that being donated in the last three-and-a-half months.

Should governments be favouring startups over small business?

6:22PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Tech startups have a very different set of needs to the local small business.

The byte may destroy the book but the novel isn’t over yet

6:58PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Camilla Nelson

If a book is becoming something that can be downloaded from the app store, texted to your mobile phone, read in 140-character instalments on Twitter, or, indeed, watched on YouTube, what will that do to literature?

Transport booking startup Jayride gears up for US expansion

6:59PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Transport booking platform Jayride is expanding into the US off the back of a $1.5 million capital raise earlier this year.

Ingredients are there but regulatory environment stunting Sydney’s fin tech potential

5:03PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney is well on its way to becoming a hub for financial technology companies with the launch of two co-working spaces for fintech startups.

Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel looking for a perfect match with Australian launch

5:40PM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | Kye White

Coffee Meets Bagel, the startup which entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban offered to buy for $US30 million on the US version of Shark Tank earlier this year, has launched in Australia.

Sorry, Sydney: Square joins Eventbrite, Etsy and Stripe and chooses Melbourne as its Australian headquarters

5:07PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Payments platform Square is the latest big-name international startup to launch an Australian headquarters in Melbourne thanks to the city’s reputation as a technology and cultural hub.

Design marketplace Redbubble raises $15.5 million, with European expansion in its sights

5:09PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Kye White

Design marketplace Redbubble has raised $15.5 million to fund its European expansion and further product development.

TripAdvisor acquire restaurant booking startup Dimmi: why it’s important to find “a bunch of guys that give a shit”

5:34PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Kye White

Australian restaurant booking startup Dimmi agreed to be acquired by TripAdvisor because they believed they found “a bunch of guys that give a shit” about the Dimmi brand.

Why half a billion people downloaded Candy Crush

5:43PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Bri Williams

In order to convince us to spend so much of our time playing, game design relies heavily on behavioural psychology.

Aussie startup Speedlancer ranked first on Mattermark after 500 Startups’ Batch 12 demo day

5:44PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

The latest round of entrepreneurs to graduate from 500 Startups have pitched their companies, with one Aussie startup taking out the top spot on investment ranking platform Mattermark.

Uber to launch “premium” UberX service after slashing prices in Melbourne

5:27PM | Monday, 11 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Ridesharing startup Uber will soon launch a premium UberX service in Melbourne following the company’s decision to slash prices by 15% in order to snuff out competition and encourage more users to jump onto the platform.

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.