How I did it



Tacky crowd: Pinterest claims 100 million users

9:41AM | Friday, 18 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Pinterest has experienced some intense scrutiny this year after becoming one of the highest valued startups in the world, and has now released user figures for the first time to try to justify this.

Revenue is the goal, not raising money: Vero co-founder

9:28PM | Thursday, 17 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders need to stop using investment rounds as benchmarks for success and instead look towards customers and sales, Vero co-founder Chris Hexton says.

What it’s like to be a woman working in science, and how to make it better

9:21PM | Thursday, 17 September 2015 | The Conversation

Women in the sciences reflect on their experiences working in the field and what we can do to make it better.

Metaverse Makeovers tells: How to nail an expansion into China

9:56PM | Wednesday, 9 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian entrepreneurs need to stop thinking their tech startup will immediately go “gangbusters” in the Asia market.

“Don’t let the rich, famous bozos drag you down”: Guy Kawasaki’s 13 top tips for business success

9:13PM | Monday, 7 September 2015 | Broede Carmody

As an investor and former “chief evangelist” for Apple, Guy Kawasaki knows a thing or two about what it takes to build a successful company.

Our Little Foxes: Why changing the business was child’s play for Phoebe Adams

9:46PM | Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Kye White

Shortly after launching a startup that aimed to help men buy gifts for women, Phoebe Adams’ team realised there was a problem.

Enchanted week spells a lot of work for Ticket Fairy's Ritesh Patel

8:15PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Ritesh Patel has been awake for nearly 24 hours when he answers the phone. It’s fast approaching 2am in London, but he’s still hard at work.

Konnective cashed up and ready to expand

8:25PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Inter-business messaging service Konnective has grown by 50% this year and now has over 30,000 users as it looks to expand rapidly outside of Australia.

Starting block: Palette raises $1 million for colour-capturing Cube

8:52PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Kye White

Palette, a Melbourne startup which successfully crowdfunded its colour-capturing Cube last year, has raised $1 million to add staff, and support its retail strategy.

Tackling customer acquisition: Two Aussie startups share their strategies

8:53PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

It took online wine retailer Vinomofo a number of iterations before they settled on a customer acquisition strategy the team felt was working best.

Swift action attracts investors ahead of deal announcement

8:19PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian logistics platform startup Swift has closed a $US675,000 angel round to accelerate product development in the Asia-Pacific region and continue its expansion in the US.

Tips for retaining employees from Takor’s Amir Farhand

8:35PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian geospatial startup Takor has been operating for nearly seven years now and CEO Amir Farhand says he’s yet to lose one employee.

CryptoPhoto hopes to cash in on COIN prize

8:41PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Queensland-based online security startup CryptoPhoto has received an exclusive place in the TCS Co-Innovation Network after being selected from six other tech solution companies at a forum in Sydney last week.

“It’s always tough”: Founder Matt Barrie breaks vow and sells Freelancer shares

8:21PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Cara Waters

After refusing to sell a single share in Freelancer’s IPO Matt Barrie has finally sold some of his prized equity in the company he founded.

Bushwalker’s conservation startup helps nature lovers see the rare plants for the bush

7:56PM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

An avid bushwalker’s conservation mapping startup has helped to nearly double the ACT’s rare plant records, with a new app now allowing the platform to expand across Australia.

The startup struggle is real (and it sucks) – but it gets better

7:17PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Richenda Vermeulen

Entrepreneurship: It’s a field shrouded by inspirational quotes about reaching further, going where no one has gone before, and daring to make a difference. The reality is a bit different.

How Alton Lane set out to disrupt men’s fashion: Five lessons for your business

7:12PM | Monday, 6 July 2015 | Cara Waters

Lessons in entrepreneurial thinking from the US business using 3D scanners to shake up men’s fashion. raises $6 million to capture more of Australia’s property market

6:19PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Kye White

A chance meeting and 400% year-on-year growth has helped real estate agent comparison startup close a $6 million funding round.

Aussie millionaires on the rise: Four insights from the 2015 World Wealth Report

6:22PM | Friday, 19 June 2015 | Eloise Keating

Australian millionaires are more likely to invest their wealth in property assets than their international counterparts.

Australian women in tech startups disrupting the disruptors

5:08PM | Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | Angela Priestly

It's the stuff that makes you look good, and your life and job easier, that really matters when it comes to technology.