Australian virtual pharmacy startup MedAdvisor is preparing for a backdoor listing on the ASX after naming former private equity manager Robert Read as its new CEO.
It used to be that people looking to get healthy would just adjust their diet somewhat and exercise. Then gyms became fashionable, and with the gym trend came the protein shake. Now a new Australian startup is aiming to do for protein shakes what “Keurig and Nespresso have done for improving coffee consumption.”
Caroline Woodhouse’s transition from office manager at a dead-end chiropractic clinic to tech entrepreneur has been rockier than anticipated. Like many non-technical founders, she decided to outsource the development of Where4Events, an event aggregation app, only to end up in a messy court battle, costing her $500,000.
This year seems to be the year of the self storage startup. First we got Melbourne’s Boxly, then came – and went – Rocket Internet’s SpaceWays, and Boxbird. Now Melbourne startup Spacelli wants to take a stab at the market.
As the old saying goes, you can’t really understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. Opaque Multimedia has spun that saying out into a virtual reality experience that helps carers and families understand what it’s like to live with dementia.
From having to change their name just before launch to their acquisition and subsequent buyback from The Catch Group, Vinomofo’s road to success has been well documented within the Australian startup community. Now the mainstream online retail industry is taking notice, with the startup taking out three awards at last week’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs), including the top prize of Online Retailer of the Year.
Melbourne-based startup WellOne believes its healthcare membership system will relieve the pressure on the public health system and decrease instances where people neglect their health for financial reasons.
Melbourne e-commerce startup The Exchange Group, which operates four global marketplaces including Bike Exchange and House of Home, has today relaunched as Marketplacer after raising $10 million in funding from investors including David Paradice and Gerry Ryan, managing director of Jayco.
Brosa, an 18-month-old company connecting customers directly to furniture designers and creators, is looking to end young Australians’ love affair with cheap flatpack furniture that’s made Ikea so successful.
TeleXHealth has been named the winner of the Hack Ageing hackathon, an event held by IBM and HealthXL in Melbourne over the weekend to help tackle the key problems facing Australia’s ageing population.
With recent figures from Roy Morgan finding that Netflix has already notched up over a million users in more than 400,000 households since its Australian launch a few months ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that it has the Australian streaming market sewn up. While Presto, Stan, and Quickflix may be lagging, there are smaller players showing that consumers are willing to pay for niche content.
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.
DoubleBud doesn’t discourage users from posting that post-marathon selfie – but it also wants photos of the moments that came before, like the first time you ever went to the gym and couldn’t make it through a workout.
Melbourne-based Daily Jocks is the perfect example of how using content based marketing to build an audience can end up creating a highly scalable and financially successful internet business.