The Australian online restaurant booking market is set to heat up, with Quandoo launching in Sydney this month. Founded in Germany in 2012, the startup expanded around Europe before identifying Australia as an expansion target late last year.
It’s been a busy week for startups around the world, with PayPal acquiring money transfer provider Xoom and Uber acquiring assets from Bing to boost its mapping capabilities. A number of Australian startups, including GiggedIn and AffinityLive, also raised capital.
Over the past two years, Sydney-based FinTech startup Pocketbook decided to focus on growing its user base; and is now finding ways to generate revenue through value-adds. On Wednesday, Pocketbook released its Tax Returns iPhone app, allowing users to lodge their tax return in 10 minutes.
No matter how funny and sexy Six Feet Under may have made planning funerals look like, the reality is that funerals are sad and painful. Families often end up squabbling over the finer details, each person convinced that the deceased wanted this song played and these flowers displayed.
Recently, the New Venture Institute at Flinders University in South Australia analysed the Myers-Briggs data of over 100 founders who participated in the Venture Dorm programme over the past two and a half years and found a strong correlation between certain personality types and startup success.
Waiting on hold after calling a customer service centre has long been a part of everyday life, but Sydney-based startup Give Me Human doesn’t think it has to be. At the very least, it believes consumers shouldn’t have to wait so long.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a set of standard document templates to help startups establish and operate an Employee Share Scheme following amendments to the regulation of the scheme passed by the Senate last week.
Two years ago, Startup Daily wrote about a new Melbourne startup that was described as the ‘Airtasker of roadside assistance’. Road Angels was a two sided marketplace that connected people who needed roadside assistance with people nearby who could provide it in a bid to make roadside assistance cheaper and quicker.
Most of us know we should drink 8 glasses of water a day, so we go out to buy a nice water bottle because we think that will encourage us to drink. Of course, after a day or two of devoted sipping, the bottle ends up sitting on the desk all day and we never get through more than half.