April 2014

Why we avoided big customers and growth for three years

4:21PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Real estate CRM provider Rex Software launched in 2010, but didn’t hit their marketing stride for three years, putting product above profitability to ensure long term growth.

Scalability issues forces home delivery dinner startup to give into the sweeter side of their business

4:14PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Your Fork, a startup schilling diverse, home-cooked meals, has pivoted to focus on delivery of exotic sweets and treats.

Why Australian incubators are chasing the corporate dollar

4:10PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Rose Powell The nexus between established enterprises hungry for innovation and startup approaches, such as agile development, is potentially very lucrative.

Online advertising: What’s the future for small business?

4:00PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Paul Wallbank Small businesses are increasingly struggling to find a voice in the online space as big internet empires focus on the corporate sector.

How a Sydney tech startup scored a $266 million venture capital investment

4:54PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Cara Waters Sydney-based Campaign Monitor secured a US$250 million ($266 million) investment by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners yesterday.

Why Malcolm Turnbull’s move to open up government data is a big step forward for business

4:33AM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas In a speech to the Australian Information Industry Association’s Navigating Analytics Summit last week Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull raised the possibility of opening up more government data to third party app developers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom launches political party

4:27AM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Controversial online file sharing entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is forming his own political party. Plus Google’s 32% growth in profits disappoints Wall Street and a Tokyo court rejects a bid to resuscitate Mt. Gox.

Canva to get the Kawasaki treatment: how the Sydney startup snared Apple’s former chief evangelist

4:00AM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Communications powerhouse Guy Kawasaki is joining the team at fledgling design software startup Canva, under the “chief evangelist” title he made famous at Apple, thanks to a tweet.

Angel List shakes up startup funding again with a new $25 million fund

4:12PM | Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Online community investment site Angel List has this week launched a $25 million fund to “bet” on leading investors, and companies they select.

Dropbox opens Sydney office, amidst criticisms over Heartbleed bug silence

4:07PM | Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | By Yolanda Redrup United States online storage business Dropbox has announced it’s opening its first Australian office, with the business opening in Sydney to better support users in this geographical region.