If the company name Coffee Meets Bagel sounds familiar to you, it would be because earlier this year its founders, three sisters, Arum, Dawoon and Soo Kang famously turned down a $30 million acquisition offer from Mark Cuban on their recent appearance on the US version of television show Shark Tank.
Sydney based startup Qwilr founded by Mark Tanner and Dylan Baskind announced last week that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding led by Sydney Seed Fund and Macdoch Ventures. That’s exciting as Qwilr is perhaps one of the more revolutionary Australian startups we have seen launch in the last few years.
Sydney based PT Essentials is a mobile solution that was specifically designed for personal trainers and fitness professionals to help them run and manage their daily activities
On Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week, Telstra backed accelerator program muru-D presented its Demo Night to stakeholders within the Telstra organisation, potential investors, advisors and other individuals from Australia’s startup ecosystem. Class Two of the program, which began six months ago, started with 11 teams. However, only 10 of those teams managed to complete […]
Drone technology startup Flirtey was the world’s first ‘drone delivery service’ to ever launch. In 2013, the startup was met with scepticism and ridicule by a pretty large portion of the media – including the startup media and this publication. In fairness, the company, founded by Matthew Sweeny, Ahmed Haider and Tom Bass, largely existed off a working (very early) prototype and drone delivery was a very new concept at the time.
Startup Daily spoke with Wyatt Roy MP and Cr Glenn Tozer, and both demonstrated a nuanced understanding of the Australian startup ecosystem and communicated high hopes for the future of Queensland. Interestingly, people from Brisbane and the Gold Coast were slightly less enthusiastic about their hometowns.
Sydney based startup CrowdSourceHire is preparing to graduate from the muru-D program this month. Founded by Ben Liau and Desmond Hang and Raj Kumavat, CrowdSourceHire targets small and medium sized enterprises and allows these companies to hire the right people by assisting them with their pre-hire evaluations. The core focus is on the software and web developer space.
Within the last 12 months the global tech startup ecosystem has seen more companies than ever before rise to the status of unicorn. Just this week hipster glasses ecommerce play Warby Parker joined the club with its new billion dollar valuation. In fact, it’s starting to become an occurrance that happens every other month with New York based marketing startup Sprinklr reaching a $1.17 billion valuation in March.
There are plenty of tech companies that power online stores in the market – like Australia’s BigCommerce and well-known and widely used Shopify. In fact there are a handful of dominant players in the space that are powering the backend of online stores, making it almost impossible for newcomers to compete – unless, of course, their value proposition enhances the experience for a user to the point where they are willing to move and change providers.
Traditionally, when schools are searching for relief teachers for the day, the process involves making endless phone calls to a list of pre-approved teachers until the school strikes gold and finds one who happens to be free that day. Some schools even use recruitment agencies to find temp staff for the day. Both of these processes are extremely time consuming and cost a lot of money.
Melbourne-founded cloud publishing and author community platform Tablo yesterday announced the launch of its newest product, Tablo Scholar. It is also perhaps the most important product the company could have created.
Project Tripod launched a little under a year ago and has been downloaded more than 100,000 times – considering its a specialist application that has primarily been available on windows phones, that number is quite huge.
Recomazing is a startup (set to officially launch in June) that describes itself as a social media platform that works by enabling friends to find, make and share business recommendations to their social media network with the intention of saving everyone time and money.
Cherrii has a goal to be the world’s biggest directory of possibilities, the go-to place to see what is happening across the world, be inspired by the endless possibilities and learn who to connect with in order to have these possibilities become a reality.
The fitness industry has undergone a major transformation; an industry that previously thrived on telling customers what to buy, now has tech savvy customers that already know exactly what they want to achieve and what products they want to buy or classes they want to attend in order to implement the changes they desire.