In October 2013, Sydney-based entrepreneur Garrick Charter launched an online adult luxury boutique, Salon De Venus, selling sex toys and lingerie. Little did he know at the time that tech providers would be so ill-accommodating of such a business concept.
Another Friday, another mergers and acquisitions round up. Startup land has been a little quieter this week, but here’s what went on:
The 29th of March concludes this year’s annual ‘UNSW Startup Games’ event; and one team hoping to take out the top prize are the team behind FoodRunna which launched its service just last week.
Forming mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships is one of the best ways to grow a business, especially when you’re starting up lean. Yet it’s one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks a business owner is faced with.
While retirees spending their kids’ inheritance on a luxury caravan for a road trip around the country may get their money’s worth, the majority of caravans sit on front lawns for the better part of the year. Newcastle startup Camplify wants to get these caravans on the road by connecting owners with renters.
It is not very often that your biggest challenge as a startup ends up being the bad press surrounding another startup.
Going on holidays isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. Nowadays, travellers are looking for experiences that are both cheaper and more authentic. A new Sydney startup called Homecamp is hoping to provide travellers with both by having them camp out in suburban backyards.
One of the region’s fastest growing FinTech companies Xero has announced the release of a massive update to the platform.
When it comes to drones, the concept of our online shopping being delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has both excited and concerned consumers. However, a Newcastle startup has been working on technology that aims to help the millions of Australians working in sectors like agriculture and mining in remote areas.