Startup
  • February 6 2020 Removal startup Muval doubles revenue in 7 months

    Business partners Mahdi Chardi and James Morrell brought removal startup Muval to the market two years ago. Introduced by a mutual friend, they found that they both had previous experience working in startup environments and were the “yin to each others’ yangs” in terms of skills. Now they have a team of nine operating across Australia. Read More…

  • February 4 2020 Logging into the courtroom: New legal tech startup takes disputes online

    The aim of Laura Keily’s legal tech startup, Immediation, is to make the legal industry easier to use, more cost-effective and more accessible – by moving disputes from the courtroom to online. Laura has two decades as a commercial lawyer and barrister behind her. From her experience, she found that it is almost impossible for Read More…

  • February 4 2020 Sydney med-tech startup secures $3 million international investment

    Sydney-based med-tech startup, loop+, has recently landed on a $3M venture capital investment led by icare Foundation, Silicon Valley-based Yamaha Motor Ventures, Giant Leap Fund, Eleanor Venture and local angel investors. With a collective of platforms developed for wheelchair users to monitor their health, loop+ provides a collaborative space for individuals, their care teams and Read More…

  • February 3 2020 Australian startups form Envirotech Alliance in wake of climate crisis

    A community of Australian startups have partnered up to establish the Envirotech Alliance, an initiative focused on creating scalable solutions to help protect the environment and tackle climate change. Led by technology advocacy body TechSydney, the Envirotech Alliance is a partnership with SparkClub, a community of energy tech professionals and founders, Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup Read More…

  • January 31 2020 Melbourne beverage startup creates juicy hangover cures

    Business is looking great for Bae Juice, the Australian-Korean beverage startup that provides antidotes to hangovers after our boozy night-outs. Although with its aesthetically pleasing package and huge social media following, Bae Juice is more than just another pretty Millennial drink. Launched in Melbourne less than 12 months ago, Bae Juice has sold over 20,000 Read More…

  • January 23 2020 Uber-esque Aussie payment startup lands partnership with Apple Pay

    Australian dining rewards app, Liven, has announced its partnership with Apple Pay through an in-store invisible payment integration, offering an Uber-like experience in the dining sector. Liven offers users the opportunities to order food and pay at their tables in restaurants, instead of having to walk all the way to the counter, scan a QR code Read More…

  • January 22 2020 Construction tech business raises $8.5 million for global expansion

    Melbourne construction tech business, Buildxact, has recently raised $8.5 million in order to provide residential home builders solutions to the many business challenges they commonly face. The investment was led by Aconex co-founder Leigh Jasper, who is joining the company’s Board of Directors and taking up an advisory position as Director of Innovation. Buildxact provides Read More…

  • January 21 2020 Young Brisbane-based startup goes global

    Brisbane-based tech start-up, Entegy, is off to a great start in the new decade, as the company’s service has recently expanded into Brazil, Spain, Canada and UAE. The company’s core platform for event organisations, Entegy Suite, has landed large-scale events such as the 2014 G20 Brisbane summit, and big brands like Eventbrite, Monash University and Read More…

  • January 20 2020 How BananaLab became the second biggest experience offering in 6 months

    For any startup, growth is pivotal for business success and becoming a market leader contender is a big goal to strive towards. For Eric Amiel and Thomas Dufraisse, co-founders of BananaLab, they managed to do just that, becoming the second biggest experience offering after RedBalloon within 6 months of launching at the end of 2017. Read More…

  • January 14 2020 Unicorn startup raises USD$285 million Series E investment

    International wellness marketplace, ClassPass, recently announced the close of a USD$285 million Series E investment, led by L Catterton, Apax Digital and participated by existing investor Temasek. Now operating in 28 countries, ClassPass offers a monthly membership to boutique studios, gyms and wellness providers globally, including multiple locations in major Australian cities. The company joins the Read More…

  • January 13 2020 8 mistakes and learnings of building your own startup team

    Managing a startup and building a team are something of a delicate art in the current business world. As leaders of their collectives, entrepreneurs are constantly under the pressure of having to make the right decision, which does make the job a bit too stressful sometimes. However, making mistakes is often the best way of Read More…

  • January 9 2020 How these founders are disrupting the $500 million a year dental industry

    Dental professional Dr Mark Wotherspoon and entrepreneur Steve Plakotaris are the co-founders of dental appliance cleaner Dr Mark’s HyGenie, which has raised over $2m in investment. The idea “After 30 years of assessing germs, calculus and food scraps that would build up my patient’s dentures, occlusal splints and other removable dental appliances, I decided something had Read More…

  • December 18 2019 Energy infratech, Aurtra, receives $2 million from Sydney Angels and Uniseed

    Energy infratech start-up, Aurtra, has received a total of $2 million from Australia’s largest angel investment group, Sydney Angels, venture fund, Uniseed and other investors. Aurtra, a start-up based in Brisbane, was co-founded by Terry Woodcroft, Stephan McRae, and Richard Harris, who each have extensive experience launching new international products from Australia and growing businesses. Read More…

  • December 16 2019 Fintech startup creates tax solutions for the rideshare community

    Rideshare Tax, the first Australian fintech startup that specialises in tax management for the rideshare community, has recently launched its service and has already obtained the support from the dominant rideshare player, Uber. Founded by two qualified accountants, Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, Rideshare Tax addresses the need for tax management from Australian rideshare drivers Read More…

  • December 11 2019 goki co-founder, Jack Bowcott, on their re-brand and US$3m investment with Hostelworld

    Today our guest is Jack Bowcott, who is the co-founder of goki, which was up until recently called Tipi – a hostel-focused technology company. goki provides tech solutions to hostels exclusively, enabling guest to check-in, download their keys, meet with guests, browse local experiences and much more. Jack founded the company in 2014 and has Read More…