Growth Strategy



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.

Labor vows to listen to wise startup advice

7:03PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Labor has committed to establishing an advisory board for entrepreneurial issues as part of a series of commitments on startups and innovation.

New push for entrepreneurship visa

7:19PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Kye White

StartupAUS is turning its attention to policy measures that it believes can strengthen Australia’s startup ecosystem, starting with entrepreneurship visas.

Chasing the 'silver sliver': making sure innovation doesn't slip through our fingers

7:54PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Elizabeth Webster

There are some widely-agreed facts regarding the current world economy, but how is Australia positioned to respond in a way that takes advantage of these trends?

CSIRO plan on the right track, but don’t rely on research organisations to produce startups: Baxter

7:58AM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Investor and entrepreneur Steve Baxter says Australia needs to move away from the idea that tech startups emerge from research.

Fitness pass startup KFit gets ready for expansion after closing $3.25 million funding round led by Sequoia

7:49PM | Friday, 24 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Asia-Pacific KFit closes $3.25 million in funding as the subscription-based gym services market becomes increasingly oversaturated in Australia.

“We can, we must, do better”: CSIRO report highlights innovation inefficiency as roadblock to growth

7:21PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new CSIRO report has highlighted Australia’s poor innovation efficiency and research-business collaboration as major roadblocks to entrepreneurial innovation.

Divvy partners with GoGet to motor ahead in the park and share space

7:11PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Kye White

Parking finder startup Divvy has partnered with car sharing platform GoGet, opening up more customers for both and working towards their combined goal of making transport more efficient.

Beanhunter partners with Uber on the hunt for good coffee

7:32PM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Melbourne-based café discovery startup Beanhunter is partnering with Uber to help users get to and from their favourite coffee places.

Online furniture marketplace Brosa secures $2 million investment from AirTree Ventures

7:09PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Melbourne-based online furniture marketplace Brosa has scored a $2 million investment as it looks to grow its team and expand its customer base.