Brisbane’s visiting entrepreneur from Silicon Valley on why Australia must get over our fear of failure3:53PM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Rose Powell
Australia needs to get over its fear of failure – and fast, says Adrian Turner, chief executive of Silicon Valley mobile and smart device security company Mocana.
Pollenizer is a cornerstone of the Australian start-up ecosystem and like any start-up they’ve been evolving constantly.
Lazy doesn’t have to be a dirty word. In fact, laziness can be a driver to success and early retirement.
Blackbird Ventures-backed personal fitness app Sessions has been acquired by MyFitnessPal, an American fitness-focused company with hundreds of thousands of users.
A pledge management system that helps people coordinate their crowdfunding supporters after they’ve hit their financial target has taken out top honours at the Startup Weekend Perth hackathon over the weekend.
This week was a busy one for Australian start-ups, with two crowdsourced equity platforms launching in Australia and a couple of big discussions taking place online.
GeoMoby, a geo-location tech platform, has announced a partnership with US mobile app marketplace Buzztouch to give them access to more than 250,000 app developers.
Shift8 has set up its franchise point of sale system in 700 shops since signing its first customer in 2012. In 2014, the company plans to double customer numbers again by expanding to Singapore and New Zealand.
Early disrupters of the classifieds industry, the REA Group, is calling for Australia to embrace its digital future and for Australians to pull the government towards technology enabling policies.
Global futurist and innovation strategist Anders Sorman-Nilsson says businesses need to adapt in order to succeed in today’s digital times.
It’s a conversation that regularly occupies the Australian start-up community. Despite several smash hit start-up successes, why do so many of our most successful and innovative start-up leaders take their talents overseas?
If you’ve missed a day of start-up news and advice in Australia this week, don’t despair, we’ve collected them all here.
Marissa Mayer became one of Silicon Valley’s superstars in her time at Google. When she jumped ship to Yahoo! to resurrect the struggling search engine it shone brighter.
It’s important for start-ups to build a brand and create momentum in the market quickly. However, this can cause founders to scale too soon, over-expand and hire staff the business can neither afford nor sustain.
Stephane Ibos says he and Arnaud Lachaume, co-founders of cloud-based business app provider Maestrano, weren’t really looking for investment when they launched late last year.
Smart50 finalist Aussie Commerce has bought online shopping club brandsExclusive from APN News & Media for $2 million plus giving APN an 8% equity share in Aussie Commerce.
Why do large businesses generally succeed while small businesses fail? Often, it comes down to accountability.
No matter how fast your start-up is growing and how impressive your download stats are, if you want to build a thriving and sustainable business you need to focus on developing active, repeat users.
Most of the rest of the world cares far less about your industry than you do. It’s time to tap into what they really think of your business.
Introducing Elto: Tweaky founder shares about their major pivot, brand change and latest investment round2:11PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Rose Powell
After 18 months of solid growth and several sizeable start-up hurdles, the team at Tweaky, now Elto, have moved to the United States, changed their offering, and closed an investment deal with Blackbird Ventures.