3:32PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 | Mick Liubinskas has highlighted the trials and tribulations of Pollenizer, including how it turned Spreets into a $40 million company, as the online venture builder celebrates its fifth birthday.
11:04PM | Monday, 5 November 2012 | Since start-up incubator Pollenizer launched four-and-a-half years ago, Australia’s tech sector has grown dramatically. Here are five secrets to how Pollenizer assesses and works with start-ups. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
5:10PM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Spreets co-founder Dean McEvoy has declared himself a “start-up guy”, after it was confirmed he and fellow co-founder Justus Hammer are leaving Yahoo!7.
4:54PM | Monday, 16 April 2012 | Yahoo!7 may be starting to encounter the downside of the group buying industry as a new report indicates the media giant is no longer expected to make any more performance-related payments to its subsidiary Spreets.
2:58PM | Tuesday, 28 February 2012 | Sydney may have suffered from a series of setbacks in recent years, but the hometown of Startmate and PushStart remains a heavy hitter in the start-up world. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
10:45PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 | Local group-buying sites are being warned to clean up their act or face “big stick” government intervention, following a spike in customer complaints over unclear policies, stock shortages and delays.
9:44AM | Friday, 2 September 2011 | In this Mumbrella conference, the bosses of four of Australia’s leading group buying sites – Cudo, Living Social, Spreets and Scoopon – talk about the burgeoning coupon market and whether it has a long-term future.
7:00PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 | Pete Gadget Guy Blasina speaks to Spreets founders Dean McEvoy and Justus Hammer about how they hatched the idea for a start-up that was snapped up by Yahoo!7 for $40m within a year of its launch.
6:50PM | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 | Group-buying sites Spreets and Cudo have released a framework for an industry-specific code of conduct, detailing ethical and best-practice commitments to merchants and members of the sector.
5:17PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 | James Packer is reportedly planning to pour $40 million into daily deals and group buying site Catch of the Day, suggesting tech companies are the current flavour for large investors.