Growth Strategy



Beanhunter goes for slow-brew approach after $500,000 raise

6:00PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based café and coffee discovery startup Beanhunter has raised $500,000, choosing to develop long-term revenues and pursue a larger funding round at a later date.

Why social media advertising could be a better option than search advertising

6:10PM | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | Michelle Gamble

If you want to reach your audience effectively on social media advertising is now a must.

Parking startup Divvy lands $2.5 million in Series A funding

6:14PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney startup Divvy Parking has closed a $2.5 million Series A round in a bid to accelerate its expansion into the commercial property sector.

3D printing startup Makers Empire to tap into the American education market

6:08PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

South Australian startup Makers Empire has struck a deal to sell its 3D printing software to the American education market.

Aussie startups tell their stories of rejection and dealing with the 'trough of sorrow'

6:38PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Kye White

As part of an ongoing series on Australian founders’ experience of the 'trough of sorrow', we chatted with Maestrano co-founder Stephane Ibos about his most difficult startup moment.

When to hire a new CEO: Learning from the examples of Twitter and Bigcommerce

6:23PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | Ron Pragides

During the past week, both Twitter and Bigcommerce announced CEO transitions. What does this mean?

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.