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  • 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…

  • 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…