Growth Strategy



In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

Silicon Beach Melbourne: Reality TV with a startup twist

7:39PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Silicon Beach Melbourne took its first step towards creating its TV project, hosting a launch event at the Library at the Dock on Wednesday night.

On your way to global domination: 4 steps to take your startup international

7:35PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Elsita Meyer-Brandt

In today’s global marketplace, taking your startup international is imperative to maximise impact and success. In fact, most startups by their very nature are born global, but establish themselves first by building a local base.

Proposed changes to employee share scheme laws could net $1.4 billion for the economy

7:47PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Kye White

Reform of Australia’s employee share scheme laws could potentially boost the economy by $1.4 billion in the long run, according to a new report.

Joint effort: Aussies send bitcoins to help US buds legalise marijuana

7:27PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoins are being sent from Australia to help finance a marijuana legalisation campaign in the American state of Oregon.

New ‘personal security’ phone app raises privacy concerns

7:57PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

A kidnapping in Ecuador has helped inspire app developer Crazy Dog Apps and security company MobileSecurity365 to combat drunken assaults.

Tapping the super pool: venture capital investments for self-managed funds

7:14PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Darren Withers

The self-managed super funds sector now has over a million members and controls the largest share of Australian superannuation at $495 billion.

Liquorun expands its on-demand delivery service to include fast food

7:26PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Melburnians will now be able to enjoy fast food delivered straight to their door after business hours thanks to the expansion of delivery service Liquorun.

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