Start-up Profiles



How many sleepless nights and 50 attempts led to this startup creating the “most compact cleaning kit in the world”

1:04AM | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Laurent Mas says he knew the idea would be a success when his co-founder first suggested it.

Want to live rent-free? This startup can help

1:36PM | Tuesday, 5 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

“People are more and more willing to share their homes and goods in the interest of the public than for money.”

Milky way: This startup wants to help travellers discover the best music festivals around the world

1:51PM | Monday, 4 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Music is something that really brings people together, no matter where you come from”

Grate-full dread: This startup will send your enemies coal for Christmas

12:57AM | Friday, 18 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

The perfect service for all the grinches among us.

How an Australian refugee became a prominent angel investor

12:58PM | Wednesday, 16 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

It was a want to give back to the community that accepted her that led Shelli Trung to the angel investing world.

How this startup successfully spun-out of Data61 and teamed up with Coca-Cola

12:05PM | Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

This startup uses analytics and AI to optimise existing machinery.

“Not quite Silicon Valley”: How this business software startup sprang from an unlikely setting

12:30PM | Monday, 14 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

Nearly seven hours’ drive from Sydney and with a population of just 2000 people, Nyngan isn’t the typical setting for a software company.

The Venture winning startup Pollinate is using its power for good

12:16PM | Monday, 14 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

The startup will now compete against 27 other finalists in New York next June.

Sherpa raises $1.2 million but says investors’ networks are where the real value is

12:09AM | Friday, 11 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders need to make full use of the networks and contacts that investors bring with them rather than just taking the money and running, Sherpa’s Ben Nolan says.

Don’t go to see a doctor for a sick note – Skype them instead

12:42AM | Wednesday, 9 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

Sick idea, Dr Patel!

Aussie startup gets high marks from Michelle Obama

12:33PM | Friday, 4 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

An Aussie startup has made it all the way to the White House.

Men can pair up to help the underprivileged

12:30PM | Thursday, 3 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs are behind a social enterprise that donates underwear to children in the developing world each time they sell a men’s pair back home.

Startup that ranks startups coming to Australia

12:17PM | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

The Hong Kong-based company ranks startups so potential investors have a better idea what business to back.

Done in sixty seconds: App takes just one minute to create integrated mobile shopfront

11:30PM | Monday, 30 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Meet the startup offering companies a way to get online without having to hire a website or app designer.

Jessica Watson’s next great adventure after sailing the world solo

11:26PM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

“Everyone expects me to go and do another big sailing adventure”

School-leaver proving a class act in IT and business

11:12PM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Blake Garrett is a fixer...

International food delivery startup looking to gobble up Aussie market

11:56AM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Australian manager Levi Aron says Deliveroo already employs 40 people locally.

How two 12-year-old school girls have a winning code of friendship

11:10PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

These girls prefer to keep up with coding developments than Kardashians.

Kids in cars reminder could be a lifesaver

11:44PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

We found it incredible that there was nothing on the market yet.

ZipMoney gets $100 million in firepower to take on the big retailers

11:15AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

zipMoney provides paperless online consumer finance for small to medium retailers as an alternative to the big corporations.