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  • October 8 2019 From the Bondi Farmers Markets to Shark Tank: SOFI Spritz now kicks off equity crowdfunding

    Shark Tank success story SOFI Spritz is inviting everyday Aussies to invest and own a stake in the homegrown alcohol startup for as little as $250. Kicking off its first equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise, SOFI Spritz is looking to raise up to $1 million and is on track to serve over 2 million cocktails Read More…

  • October 1 2019 Startup DiviPay raises $2.3m to bring their SME expenses solution to market

    Australian startup DiviPay has secured $2.3m in its Series A capital raise after launching less than year ago.  ANZi, the corporate venture capital arm of ANZ Bank led the investment round which included Seed Space Ventures and former Pepper Money CEO, Patrick Tuttle. DiviPay enables small business owners to allocate specific amounts to employees for Read More…

  • September 30 2019 Camplify: How a startup can benefit from an accelerator (Series, part 3 of 4)

    In a four-part series, Dynamic Business talks to The Sharing Hub’s startup community about their businesses and their story with using an accelerator programme. In part 3 of the 4 part series, we speak to Justin Hales, Founder and CEO, Camplify. Camplify is a platform that provides holidaymakers with hundreds of options to experience the camping Read More…

  • September 23 2019 Case study with Spacer: How an accelerator programme can scale your startup (Series)

    In a four-part series, Dynamic Business talks to The Sharing Hub’s startup community about their businesses and their story with using an accelerator programme. In part 2 of the 4 part series, we speak to Michael Rosenbaum, Founder and CEO of Spacer and Co-Founder of The Sharing Hub itself.  The Sharing Hub is a community Read More…

  • September 18 2019 Case study with The Volte: How an accelerator programme can scale your startup (Series)

    Australia’s startup scene is booming. In fact, it is quickly becoming recognised as one of the most attractive countries in the world to launch a startup and was named fifth in the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2019 report. Although the failure rate of 90% can be daunting, there are a number of ventures that make it past Read More…

  • September 16 2019 Amber Electric raises $2.5 million seed to kickstart smart, green energy revolution

    Amber Electric, a new energy company which is unlocking the value of renewable energy with an entirely new way for customers to buy electricity, has raised $2.5 million in an investment round led by Square Peg. The Aussie startup wants to kickstart a smart energy revolution by empowering customers with direct access to wholesale electricity Read More…

  • September 16 2019 No more ‘HOLD’ notices; new startup 3Pay is helping small businesses pay suppliers on time

    New startup on the block, 3Pay, has officially launched today. Born from a vision of helping Australian small business thrive, the five founding members are bringing a payment service option to the market in order to reduce the number of businesses that are placed on hold with their suppliers each month due to cashflow issues. Read More…

  • September 12 2019 Aussie start-up, ipSCAPE, partners up to expand into Southeast Asia

    Pioneers in cloud contact centre technology, ipSCAPE have helped transform the way businesses connect with their customers to take a slice of a $9.8 billion CCaaS [1] (Contact Centre as a Solution) industry.  Since launching in 2005, ipSCAPE is an Australian start-up success story with a range of blue-chip clients under its belt and strategic Read More…

  • September 11 2019 Why a focus on mental wellbeing is crucial to a healthy startup culture

    People are the key ingredient to make any good startup succeed. What is it that makes high performing people – whether it be founders, managers or employees underperform or even ultimately fail and not succeed? Consider a high-performance athlete. Someone like Usain Bolt is only expected to perform for 10 seconds in a month or Read More…

  • September 9 2019 Why Australia can’t afford to ignore early-stage startups

    David Burt, Executive Manager of CSIRO’s ON Last month KPMG released it’s Venture Pulse report which found Aussie entrepreneurs received a record-high US$630 million in investment last financial year. However, despite the increasing number of resources founders can now access, we continue to fall behind other countries. We’re all familiar with the recent Global Startup Read More…

  • September 5 2019 GO1 named LinkedIn 2019 Top Startup in Australia 

    GO1.com, the world’s largest online training marketplace, has been recognised as one the best startups to work for in Australia by LinkedIn. This is the second consecutive year GO1 has been named in LinkedIn’s Top Startup in Australia list. Dynamic Business actually interviewed the Go1 founding team in 2017 and they have continued to grow Read More…

  • September 3 2019 Parkable raises NZ$4.6 million in first-round funding

    Parkable, Australasia’s fastest-growing parking app, has raised NZ$4.6 million in its first significant funding round led by Spark, New Zealand’s leading digital services company.   The funds will be used to increase Parkable’s dominance of New Zealand’s shared economy parking market, further develop its presence in Australia and China and explore new international markets. In Read More…

  • September 2 2019 Aussie start-up helps firms boost employee performance with electronic leader boards

    Developing a platform that uses gamification techniques to motivate and reward sales teams has pushed a small Australian company from start-up to international success story in less than 12 months. Canberra-based Spinify extracts data from a company’s existing software applications and uses it to generate competitive leader boards that are displayed on television screens around Read More…

  • August 29 2019 Local baby product review startup raises $5.5 million for national growth and China expansion

    Australia’s first baby product review site, Tell Me Baby, has today announced it has completed a $5.5 million capital raise in a bid to accelerate its growth within Australia and prepare for its e-commerce launch into China, as parents become increasingly conscious of the products they purchase for their children. The raise was led by Cornerstone Read More…

  • August 27 2019 New ‘Locify’ app set to help out local small businesses

    Local businesses can often struggle to compete with the big brands, but they can now incentivise customers easily by rewarding customer loyalty in an innovative way, thanks to new startup Locify. It has been developed and launched by Brisbane entrepreneur Meyrick Adams with the support of Phil Gunter, who designed and built Virgin Australia’s Velocity Read More…