Rebecca Derrington is one of the most under-recognised entrepreneurs in the Australian technology scene. Given her humble nature, it’s not all that surprising that she’s flown under the radar. But when you do the math, Derrington has achieved phenomenal success over the past five years with her startup SourceBottle.
The real question that will determine the success of a startup like Market Engine is: Does China actually want to buy what Australian’s are selling?
Melbourne-based startup OurHome decided it was time to inject technology and gamification into household chore management so that all parties benefit.
The company’s first proposition Crossy Road was downloaded 2.5 million times in less than a week, dominating the Family category charts and claiming the number one position on the iPad App Store in Australia, US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, South Korea and the Netherlands.
In the same way that Spotify took a great big slice of marketshare from iTunes, the potential inkl.com, a new Melbourne based startup has to actually breathe life into the ‘touch and go’ realm of publisher paywalls is obvious.
Daniel Millin created what he claims is ‘the world’s first personal media platform’ Incogo. In an interview with Startup daily, Millin explained that scrolling through his news feeds on Facebook and Twitter left him feeling ‘empty’ – there was nothing that was personally relevant or impactful.
The hunger for ‘entrepreneurial’ based subject matter has heightened in recent months as a number of networks prepare to launch new content to the market.
Martin Sprong is self-assured when he says that Predikkta’s goal is “to revolutionise how search results are created. Search results will be more clickable and readable in the post-Predikkta era.”
Wijeyeratne and Sinnappan claim that Sleeping Duck has generated more than $1 million in revenue since January 2014 by selling 1,000 mattress via sleepingduck.com.au. This is an outstanding number for any startup – almost too good to be true.
One of the latest startups to enter the SportsTech industry is Got a Team, founded by self-proclaimed “jock” and “geek”, James Mansfield, alongside co-founder Robert Postill. Mansfield, who has a love of playing and watching sports, felt there were inefficiencies that needed to be addressed when it comes to managing sport teams and organising games.
Melbourne startup and online-focused wine retailer Vinomofo today announced the launch of its new ‘random acts of kindness’ project called Vinobomb, which it kicked off under the radar in September.
Tablo and Pan Macmillan have closed a strategic partnership to discover the next big digital author. But they aren’t the only companies to launch a crowdsourced publishing play this week.
Beanhunter may have acquired Coffeejobs last week, but this is just the first step in a much larger strategy for owning Australia’s speciality coffee space.
All startups have meagre beginnings, despite the lofty histories they relay to the public. On GoPitch, the next big thing could start with a 35-second audio pitch. At the same time, it’s a forum that could stop a bad idea in its tracks before an entrepreneur burns a hole in their hip pocket.
It sounds simple – because simplicity is the purpose – but what’s interesting is how scalable ParentPaperwork’s solution is, especially when considering its potential beyond Australia and the education industry.