8 things the founders of fintech Paytron learnt in the 12 months since their Seed round

- July 1, 2022 4 MIN READ

It’s a year since multi-currency payments startup Paytron raised a $4.35 million seed round as it launches it product for the SMB market.  Co-founders Jaco Veldsman and Francois Henrion set out to address the pain point of small businesspeople dealing too much paperwork to manage their international payments, and they’ve spent the past 12 months… Read more »


How to ask someone to be your technical cofounder

- May 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sometimes when you present the opportunity as “we just need you to build what we specify” you’re taking away the biggest motivation there is. If you’ve been working in startups for a while, you’ll be familiar with this kind of request: Seeking: Technical Cofounder I am looking for someone to join us as a technical… Read more »

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How Melanie Perkins turned Canva into one of the world’s most successful tech companies

- March 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

Melanie Perkins is an ambition-driven creative, making transformative impacts on the world of graphic design. She is CEO and co-founder of Canva, which launched in 2014. Kochie’s Business Builders editor Cec Busby untangles the truth behind Canva’s ‘overnight success’ in this interview with Perkins. Starting from scratch Melanie Perkins’ passion for design has been present… Read more »

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LaunchVic wants to help turn 30 Victorian startups into unicorns companies by 2030

- March 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic has developed an ambitious program to help 30 local startup companies hit $1 billion valuations in the next eight years.  The 30X30 program is a fully subsidised bespoke leadership program, designed by LaunchVic, and tailored to support scaleup founders and their executive teams taking their startups to the next level. The state… Read more »