Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), which is a prediction of the net profit attributed to the entire future relationship with a customer, is an important metric to measure and monitor on an ongoing basis. Sydney-based startup Valuiza (pronounced val-you-eye-sa) allows companies to not only do that, but also to improve their CLV by helping them pinpoint why people will stop using their product or service.
INDX.guru wants to be the fourth estate of the stock market industry, bringing much-needed transparency to an industry rife with jargon that’s indecipherable to the average investor, and using technology to empower self-directed investors to manage their own investment portfolio.
We’ve seen a number of startups emerge in the last few years that help people manage their personal finances via their smartphones – a few notable examples include Mint, Pocketbook and Digit. Although Sydney-based startup MoneyBrilliant isn’t a new market entrant, it has undergone many iterations and is now one of best available because of its UI/UX as well as the volume and type of financial services accounts that can be integrated into the application.
As the saying goes, in order to succeed you first need to fail. That was certainly the case for Nick Bell, who spent three years on a skincare business that never quite took off before launching a web marketing company that now turns over $45 million a year.
It seems the co-founders are actually focusing on the more interesting side of alcohol delivery startup Liquorun: its logistics management platform. The software platform is now an entity of its own called Swift, which is growing fast and has customers from all over the world.
Over the last decade, all forms of crowdfunding – donations-based, rewards-based, debt-based or equity-based – have been embraced by early-stage startups that take extraordinary risks bringing new products to unproven markets. What we have rarely seen, however, is startups offering shares to early adopters of a product, or more specifically, startups offering shares to accelerate user adoption. This is what RocketClub, a startup headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, facilitates.
Churchsites is a hosting platform that gives churches an affordable but powerful website. It was born out of Gillman’s experience working with churches as clients for a number of years.
Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.
Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist Shea Tate-Di Donna agrees now is the perfect time to be an entrepreneur, however feels resources for entrepreneurs are not equally accessible to people of all backgrounds. Her latest venture Zana aims to ‘democratise entrepreneurship’ in developed and emerging economies, so that people – regardless of their age, gender, race or sexuality – have the best chance of building successful businesses.