News & Analysis
It has been suggested by many in the media-tech space that the growing thirst for podcasts / spoken audio style content comes from same place that has caused people to engage more and more with on-demand style streaming services like Spotify, Netflix, Audible and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
After that the “I’ll ride with you” hashtag took on a life of its own, and has been used for a variety of agendas, and the core purpose had somewhat diminished, until yesterday when social enterprise Getup! decided to use Kum’s original tweet as the inspiration to create a technology that connects people catching public transport fearful of doing so alone.
Kimberly-Clark Australia, the maker of Huggies nappies, has today announced its partnership with Sydney and Melbourne based startup Relivit to pursue a solution to recycling disposable nappies.
Overnight, it was announced that Mattermark has closed a US$6.5 million Series A funding round.
San Francisco-headquartered crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has today announced the launch of Indiegogo Life, a personal fundraising platform that enables people to raise money for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations or other life events, without paying any fees to Indiegogo.
Danny May, a Sydney-based serial entrepreneur who founded Muscit Industries, Global Creations and Lingmo International, has secured the international rights to operate ClubCEO in Australia. ClubCEO claims that it will bring together decision makers, high-speed implementers and high net worth individuals into a consortium environment whereby new businesses will be launched in a specialised way.
LatAm Autos, an Australian founded online auto classifieds startup operating in Latin America, today announced the opening of its Initial Public Offering (IPO), ahead of its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to raise AUD$18 million.
Whilst US based startup HotelTonight has been around for longer, HotelQuickly, launched by a group of ex-investment bankers and ex-Rocket Internet employees chose to focus on dominating the ’emerging markets’ of Asia first before going to the US.
Founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Ash Conway, Bugwolf is a web-based service that uses gamification to test a company’s website, apps and online products for functional defects prior to launch.
The Australian economy has had its fair share of peaks and troughs. I absolutely love Australia and it is home for me, but I am disappointed by the support it currently offers to a ‘budding entrepreneur’ such as myself.
There is a lot of activity happening in the ‘messaging’ space at the moment. It is likely to do with societies love of instant, real-time gratification. A lot of the emerging players are ‘me-too’ solutions that all look the same, all work the same and are all competing to be the next big thing.
It was announced yesterday that Uber, the platform that allows users to connect with drivers closed a further $1.2 billion in funding. This funding in particular, according to a statement put out by Uber’s founder, Travis Kalanick will be used to fund growth within the Asia Pacific region.
For the past eight years, Perth-based entrepreneur Saran Bajaj has been running the Origin New Years Eve Festival, an urban and underground club music event with a solid following. This year though, it seems Bajaj may end up losing what he claims is at least $2 million due to Perth City Council not giving the event the green light to go ahead at the proposed location at Wellington Square in East Perth.
If MYOB has the reputation of being the ‘preferred accounting software for small business’ then Xero is certainly fast becoming the ‘technology partner of choice’ for startups when it comes to managing their numbers.
Gary Ng, Founder of multimillion-dollar business E-Web Marketing, approached Startup Daily to present his side of the story regarding a reality TV show he participated in, which was later accused of destroying a local small business. The other side of the story is completely different and begs the question ‘how far are people willing to go to stretch the truth?’