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  • 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…

  • November 11 2019 The Fintech Revolution: How financial technology is dominating the startup market

    Technology has transformed the way we do things. Impacting every corner of our lives, it has revolutionised even the most mundane tasks, from shopping and banking through to dieting and dating.  It’s unsurprising, then, that its impact has extended to the financial services industry, which has long been at the forefront of digitization and technological Read More…

  • November 8 2019 Reducing staff turnover in start-ups

    It may sound like a pipe dream, but it is possible to reduce staff turnover in start-ups. Staff retention has long been a focus for leaders of Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike and unlocking the key to not only employee loyalty but also productivity has long been a conundrum that many CEOs aim to Read More…

  • November 7 2019 When David meets Goliath: How startups can land a partnership with a giant tech company

    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The saying, attributed to Aristotle, can be applied to many life situations. But it’s a very apt way to sum up a great business partnership. After all, the purpose of partnership is to combine the very best of both parties with the expectation the outcomes are Read More…

  • November 1 2019 How Richard Branson inspired this female entrepreneur and dentist to bring a completely new product to market

    Female entrepreneur and dentist, Angie Lang, is the founder of Swirlit and she is extremely passionate about health, wellness and shaking up the beverage industry. Angie has been researching her product for over 15 years and has 4 university degrees to support her findings along with 15+ years experience. Swirlit is the world’s first functional oral Read More…

  • October 30 2019 Crowdfunding for creches at work: Why these friends built a female flexible workspace

    “Our research has proven that women want – and need – more in order to effectively integrate work and life and take advantage of flexible working arrangements.” These are the words of Emma Startup, who, along with other FRANKLY CO co-founders Oonagh Geoghegan and Dee Behan, took the recognised demand for female flexible workspaces and Read More…

  • October 29 2019 Co-founders of musician-booking platform Muso raise $1.5m in seed funding

    Co-founders Jeremiah Siemianow, Brandon Crimmins and Alan Jin launched Muso last year and have already signed up 150 venues and 850 artists across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Muso is a digital marketplace helping local musicians find and book live gigs across Australia by connecting them with venues looking to uncover and access new talent. Since Read More…

  • October 29 2019 Tech startup UAM Tec launches underwater ‘GoogleMaps’, looks for partnerships

    Melbourne-based emerging tech company, UAM Tec (Underwater Autonomous Mapping Technology) has today announced the ambitious launch of its first product, Sub Mapping. The privately funded startup has created an underwater submarine that can autonomously map the world’s oceans, lakes, and waterways to become an underwater equivalent of “Google Maps Street View” which they call “WaterView” Read More…

  • October 22 2019 Fixing a very real problem for families: Startup FlexCareers raises $1.8m in latest investment to continue growth

    Four years ago Joel McInnes found himself in a similar position to a lot of young families in Australia and New Zealand when he witnessed first-hand the difficulty of women returning to full-time work after maternity leave or caring for a child. In 2015, Joel’s wife was keen to return to the corporate world after Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Body transformation startup gets AI make-over ahead of overseas expansion

    Health-tech app Equalution is partnering with the emerging tech start-up, Devika, to deliver an agile Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to their users.  Devika will be supporting the Sydney based startup with the integration of AI into the already successful body transformation app as the company gears up for global expansion. The collaboration will streamline the Equalution platform’s user experience Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Men’s health startup MOSH backed by Tinder founders

    MOSH was founded after best mates David Narunsky and Gabe Baker recognised there was a significant gap in the Australian market for a men’s health-tech platform. Their vision was recognised by TINDER founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, who invested in MOSH and now act as advisors. In an industry historically plagued by unfair contracts and Read More…

  • October 15 2019 Over half of employees in a typical startup know how to code, but talent remains top priority

    Recent research has revealed key insights about the Australian startup eco-system; showing that although over half of employees within a typical startup already know how to code, talent remains their biggest priority in order to scale and grow.  The report comes from StartupAUS, Australia’s peak national advocacy group for startups, and has launched today in collaboration with Read More…