, Melbourne startup Carbar was originally launched in late 2016 as a ‘virtual’ car dealership, allowing customers to buy and sell used cars online.
Peer-to-peer car sharing network Car Next Door has raised $2 million in a funding round led by Hyundai, with participation from existing backer Caltex.
We had a chat about the ideas the Caltex team is looking for in the Caltex Spark Accelerator, and what participants can expect from the program.
The old adage that it’s not what you know but who you know may be a cliché, but like many a cliché it’s grounded in truth – particularly for Startups, where the power of relationships and networks can be key to winning a key client, brokering a partnership, or raising funding. So it was for… Read more »
Mentor Cate Hull, Cofounder of FreightExchange, on why a later stage Startup benefits from a corporate accelerator
For Cate Hull, Cofounder of FreightExchange, the chance to work with food and beverage giant Lion through the Lion Unleashed accelerator program, powered by Slingshot Accelerator, was a dream. “Lion is one of Australasia’s biggest manufacturers of food and beverages, and our application helps to optimise industrial freight movement, so they were a dream customer… Read more »
Louise is responsible for ensuring competitive reliable fuel supply for our customers. Louise’s career has spanned a range of roles within the company, starting as a process engineer at the Kurnell refinery. Louise gained commercial and trading experience through her secondment to Chevron UK. Recently, she was responsible for successfully establishing Caltex Australia’s first overseas operations, Ampol Singapore,… Read more »
Richard is accountable for leading the transformation of Caltex’s retail and consumer fuel business. Richard has worked in retail and consumer goods for twenty years in Australia and the UK with a broad range of leadership experience across commercial functions. Before joining Caltex, Richard was a member of the leadership team at Coles Supermarkets where he… Read more »
Peer-to-peer car sharing network Car Next Door has closed a $5 million Series B round, with the round comprising investment from existing backers Caltex and Investible and a portion raised through equity crowdfunding platform Equitise.