After a quiet few months for the local foodtech space, German-founded restaurant booking company Quandoo has announced two milestones after a year in Australia, having seated 1 million diners and signed up over 2,000 restaurant partners.
Sydney-based traveltech startup Booking Boss has announced that it has brought on Taronga Zoo as a premier client. The news comes a little over a month after Booking Boss launched its partnership with online travel giant Expedia, highlighting the growth of the platform since its launch two years ago.
The Australian online restaurant booking market is set to heat up, with Quandoo launching in Sydney this month. Founded in Germany in 2012, the startup expanded around Europe before identifying Australia as an expansion target late last year.
Fail fast, try new things. This philosophy has been echoed by many entrepreneurs – including Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and Michael Kordahi, developer evangelist at Microsoft. Although not all startups are comfortable with failure, the experts behind 1stAvailable.com.au have embraced the ‘fail fast’ philosophy and believe it has contributed to their success.