At first glance the mortgage lending industry looks like it is all sewn up with no space for new players. The big banks and brokers are trusted, established names in the minds of consumers so, as far as startups go, why bother trying to compete with them? Sydney startup Australian Credit and Finance looked at the market and saw a gap they could fill.
It’s time for the mergers and acquisitions round up again, our new Friday feature where we will get you up to speed on all the wheelings and dealings in start up land.
At just 26 years old in 2013, entrepreneur Dustin Leonard launched his venture HERO Condoms. The business originally spun-off from a university assignment he was completing in 2012, and now it is a company with a humanitarian cause at its core.
One Australian startup has created a style platform to help both consumers and retailers. Social shopping platform StylePass stores to create their own branded app and micro-site, and then answer any questions and give style advice to customers.
Australian startups working in the advanced materials and manufacturing sectors now have new funding opportunities available, with private investment firm Manifex announcing the opening of its second round of investment funding.
We in the Startup Daily office had a lively debate last week. It all started when we received a pitch about a personal grocery shopping and delivery service. When discussing whether to write about it, we wondered whether we would ever use such a platform and whether it could really grow.
An Australian app called 6Q allows employers to choose a set of six existing questions or write their own to give to their employees each week in order to track their engagement and satisfaction levels.
Curiyo, which makes software that allows content producers to add links to facts and information relevant information, has just raised almost $1 million from investors including former Reuters CEO Tom Glocer in its latest funding round.