How I did it



Shoes of Prey’s Jodie Fox reveals the legwork behind a $21 million funding round: “Answering all the really tough questions”

12:23PM | Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

It's a process that involves a lot of soul-searching, Fox says.

Meet the startup CEO of the year

12:02PM | Thursday, 3 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

You have to be resilient.

MyBudget founder Tammy May named Female Entrepreneur of the Year

11:26AM | Friday, 27 November 2015 | Eloise Keating

At the ceremony in Melbourne yesterday, May spoke of ho she refused to let scepticism of those around her get in the way of her dreams.

How we built Australia’s largest fintech community

11:10AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Andrew Lai

Fintech Melbourne is now Australia's largest fintech community, but it hasn't been easy getting there...

Why FinancialAsk’s Andrew Lai had to withdraw from his job at a big bank

11:42AM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Bureaucracy and lack of control led Andrew Lai to make the leap from cushy corporate job to the startup world.

‘Dating site for food’ wins hackathon

11:28AM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Tech-savvy foodies descended on Sydney this weekend for a two-day hackathon dedicated to all things edible.

Keeping Sociabl for this 20-year-old meant saying no to $2.5 million

11:42PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Brandon Reynolds was 19 and thought he had a billion dollar idea, so he emailed the entire BRW rich list.

“We don’t know anything about marketing”: Ray Chan on the rise of 9gag

11:30AM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

9gag CEO Ray Chan doesn’t really believe in marketing.

How an idea thought up over a couple of beers became a 200,000-strong startup movement

10:40PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A simple idea Andrew Hyde thought up over a few beers with friends has spread to so many countries around the world that he can’t even name them all.

“An immense thirst for success”: Maestrano’s Stephane Ibos on why a great team is key to growth

10:07PM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Kye White

Maestrano co-founder Stephane Ibos on the progress his startup has made since closing a $1.5 million funding round last year.

“It was three months of sleepless nights”: What happened after these entrepreneurs suddenly raised $15 million

10:39PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

The founders of Aussie crowdfunding success story Flow Hive have spoken out about the difficulties associated with suddenly running a multi-million business overnight and dealing with the pressure of meeting deadlines and customer expectations.

Building the world's biggest small software company

10:21PM | Thursday, 22 October 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Blown away by the internet, Meltwater founder Jorn Lyseggen planned to build the world's smallest software company. Things turned out differently.

Inspiring Women: Lisa Messenger – author, entrepreneur, challenger

10:41PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Women’s Agenda

With fans including Sir Richard Branson, Best-selling author Bradley Trevor Grieve, and a social media following of over 100,000, Lisa’s vision is to build a community of likeminded people who want to change the world.

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.

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.

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.