Growth Strategy



Geelong draws on sports history for tech future headstart

6:23PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Australia has long punched above its weight in sports, and now a new accelerator aims to help Australian sports technology startups excel.

Bigcommerce coy on deal to acquire Magento’s Go service

6:59PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Bigcommerce has refused to confirm or deny a report that it has negotiated a deal to acquire the customers of eBay-owned competitor Magento’s Go service.

Last call for bar tabs? Clipp has a shot

6:08PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The introduction of pin-and-chip regulations for credit card purchases threatens to do away with the traditional pub bar tab forever.

Local Measure opens Singapore office with eyes on Asia-Pacific

6:52PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Location-based social B2B platform Local Measure will open an office in Singapore to support the company’s growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Zippy app raises funds to grow market awareness and develop beacon technology

6:02PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane startup has raised $500,000 in angel investment to increase market awareness and uptake of the company’s Zippy app and accelerate the development of its Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology.

Mobile embrace expands in Russian market with three major telcos

6:18PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | StartupSmart

ASX-listed Mobile Embrace has announced the Russian expansion of its m-payments business, Convey, following the approval to launch its product on three major Russian telecommunications carriers.

Sharp idea leads to Australia’s latest Kickstarter success

6:14PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

With a goal of raising $45,000, and having reached $300,000 with 16 days to go, Darkly Lab’s LazerBlade looks to be Australia’s next runaway Kickstarter success.

How to start developing a web app using Ruby on Rails

6:56PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

What does Ruby on Rails development entail and how do you get started?

One-way tickets to Delaware an option for startups, in light of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

6:57PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Kye White

The proposed commercialisation strand of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program is “comically inadequate”, according to Blue Chilli chief growth hacker Alan Jones.

NeedaJingle calls the tune on crowdsourcing music projects

6:11PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Kye White

An Australian startup is taking the crowdsourcing model to the music industry.

When foreign companies attack your target market

5:16PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | James Eling

Many startups think about building and testing their product, their marketing and their sales strategies in Australia and then taking their product into the much larger markets.

Four ways to identify startup opportunities

5:12PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Joss Evans

Spreets and StyleTread co-founders take a shine to jewellery startup Gemjoli

5:45PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

Spreets co-founder Justus Hammer and StyleTread co-founder Bjorn Behrendt have joined Australian online jewellery startup Gemjoli as advisory board members.

How Australia Post’s partnership with retail giant Alibaba could give your business a foot-up in Asia

5:04PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Small Australian businesses will gain more access to the lucrative Chinese retail market thanks to an agreement signed by Australia Post and retail giant Alibaba this week.

The Loop scraps UK expansion, founder parts ways

5:58PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Creative professional networking platform The Loop has scrapped plans for a UK expansion.

Why computer security is crumbling: Best of the Web

5:53PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Computer security is broken: Computers, and computing, are broken, writes Quinn Norton on Medium.

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

Ingogo expansion turns up the heat in the battle of the taxi apps

5:30PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Kye White

Taxi app and mobile payment provider Ingogo launches in Melbourne today, in the same week competitor Uber launched in Perth.

CeBIT StartUp 2014 – the rundown from a startup’s perspective

5:41PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Sarah Moran

So what exactly did CeBIT StartUp 2014 offer the budding startup entrepreneur? Sarah Moran gives us the lowdown.

Kung fu novels and billion dollar floats: Five things you didn’t know about Alibaba founder Jack Ma

5:09PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Jack Ma likes kung fu novels and singing karaoke. He's also about to float the company he founded on Wall St for billions of dollars.