Startup
  • 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…

  • December 10 2019 Growing number of $100 million+ startups in Australia despite challenges

    Australia has a rapidly growing number of $100 million+ companies within its startup ecosystem. The average Series A startup has almost doubled in size since 2015, according to Crossroads Report 2020, an annual report on Australian economic records and trends. “Along with being known for our sunshine, sporting prowess and lifestyle, Australia is increasingly becoming Read More…

  • December 9 2019 Hospitality startup me&u supported by Justin Hemmes & Tyro in $8m raise

    New Australian startup, me&u, which simplifies mobile ordering & payments for cafes, restaurants and bars, has recently announced an AUD$8 million Series B funding round.  Founder of me&u Stevan Premutico, who previously founded restaurant booking platform Dimmi, said that he is now ready to deliver me&u’s ambition “of improving hospitality experiences, removing the friction of Read More…

  • December 9 2019 Brisbane bid management platform scores global contracts

    Brisbane-based bid management service Bidhive has joined the global competition for tenders, obtaining contracts with various prominent public goods and services companies all over the world. Early adopters of Bidhive’s platform include Waste Management US, Independent Clinical Services UK, and the decommissioning unit of the Danish logistics conglomerate Maersk. Bidhive started out as two separate Read More…

  • December 2 2019 Two startups buddy up in sharing economy to expand company services

    Car-sharing service Popcar has announced that it is partnering with Australia’s largest co-living company Hmlet. From last month (November 2019), Popcar vehicles are being rolled out at Hmlet’s properties, the first one being placed in the inner-west Sydney suburb of Marrickville. With this company collaboration, Popcar and Hmlet aim to provide Australians with a more Read More…

  • November 26 2019 Aussie plant-based meat startup v2food closes $35M Series A round 

    With the release of the ‘Game Changers’ documentary recently on Netflix, there is a lot of topical talk on eating more plant-based meals. It’s clearly more than just talk though, with the demand for plant-based meat shown by v2food’s capital raise. v2food is the newest plant-based meat startup, and it has just completed the largest Read More…

  • November 14 2019 Meet the winning startups to join EY accelerator program

    EY (formally Ernst & Young) recently announced four winning start-ups that have secured their place in the firms accelerator program, targeted towards early stage start-ups in the accounting, tax, fintech, legal tech and regulatory sector. EY Foundry was established in November 2018 and gives the winners a six-month residency at EY’s Sydney office. During their Read More…

  • November 12 2019 Startup launches new free tool for businesses to measure ROI on SEO

    Longtail UX, an Australian SaaS startup and creator of patented technology that boosts websites’ ad performance and website rankings on Google, has today announced a new Search Marketing Scorecard to help online businesses. Founders Andreas Dzumla and Will Santow have the shared experience to bring this tool to life. Andreas is an ex-Googler and Dentsu Read More…