SEEK invests $12.5 million in Indian jobs marketplace

4:40AM | Wednesday, 29 April 2015 |  Indian jobs marketplace has secured $US10 million ($AU12.5 million) in funding from SEEK in order to grow its team and further develop its mobile apps.

Job hunter becomes the hunted: Everybody wants a piece of the market, including fOSSLR

9:43PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 |  Seek, one of Australia’s most successful startups, disrupted the job search industry, but now it’s the incumbent, and a host of new Australian startups have it in their sights.

Start-up storms into the recruitment market with hyper-local offering

8:07PM | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 |  Just as Australian recruitment upstart companies such as Seek sounded the death knell for newspaper employment classifieds, a new niche of recruitment start-ups are emerging to take a share of the jobs market.

Merged venture capital fund aims to fit square peg in series A and B funding hole

8:00AM | Thursday, 8 August 2013 |  Seven local start-up veterans behind two venture funds have combined forces and launched a merged fund to invest in Australian start-ups which will look to invest “several hundred million over the next few years”.

Gumtree, Coles and ASOS top Google’s Australian brand rankings

12:54PM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  Gumtree was the most searched for local brand in Australia this year, Google’s Brand Zeitgeist reveals, while Coles’ “Down, down” campaign was the most searched for advertisement.

Seek co-founder Paul Bassat sets up new private equity venture

10:48PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 |  Seek co-founder Paul Bassat has flagged his intention to do private equity deals in the media and technology sectors, having already set up an early stage investment fund earlier this year.

Unemployment rate unchanged but 22,000 jobs lost

6:10PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  ABS figures reveal the unemployment rate has remained steady at 4.9% despite 22,000 full-time jobs being lost in May.

Mobile commerce on the rise

3:58PM | Friday, 25 March 2011 |  Mobile commerce is revolutionising the retail sector, a new report says, with 68% of Australian consumers planning to use mobile devices for transactions and payments in the future.

Unemployment remains at 5% as job market tightens

3:02PM | Thursday, 10 March 2011 |  The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the unemployment rate remained at 5% in February, indicating the labour market is reaching full capacity.

I want to start a business in an industry I know nothing about. Am I mad?

11:12AM | Wednesday, 17 November 2010 |  Yes, you are mad… but it shouldn't stop you. Some of Australia's best entrepreneurs start businesses in areas where they have no expertise.