David Hyman, Lendi

THE BIG JAB: Fintech leaders are rallying startup founders to offer paid vaccination leave to staff

- July 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

The founders of leading local fintechs, including Prospa, Zip, Athena Home Loans and Honey Insurance will offer paid vaccination leave for all permanent employees, joining a campaign to encourage other Australian company owners to do the same. David Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Lendi Group is behind the push, dubbed the Great Aussie Vaccine Drive, saying… Read more »

The Right Fit founder Taryn Williams

Entrepreneursh*t: behind the glamour, here’s the unsexy truth you need to know about being a startup founder

- May 31, 2021 3 MIN READ

Entrepreneurship is pretty glamorous for those who haven’t done it. The shiny awards. “30 under 30”, the media write ups of the money raised, the new markets you’ve entered, the hard won partnerships you’ve secured. Jetting around the country and/or world for conferences, meetings, posting photos from airport lounges. Outsiders constantly telling you ‘Wow, you’re… Read more »


Why every startup needs a hustler, hacker and a hipster

- February 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

When assessing the suitability of an early-stage business for possible investment, the makeup of its founding team weighs heavily and is all-important. In a new business, it is the initial idea that one is investing in as much as it is the business itself. Obviously, the business should be solving a real market problem; have… Read more »


How to build a real legacy through your work 

- February 1, 2021 3 MIN READ

We often mistake ‘doing good’ for ‘doing well’. But there’s a key difference. The former is about bringing about positive actions; the latter is about reaping the rewards from your work. Superman does good; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos does well. But can you do both? You may think that the options are limited, but as… Read more »


6 Australian startup leaders share how they’ll be celebrating Christmas with their teams

- December 16, 2020 4 MIN READ

Humans are inherently social animals, which made 2020 one of the hardest years in living memory, especially for the closely-knit teams of small startups. Thankfully, the year is ending on a high note in Australia with infections stopped after some painfully long lockdowns and the borders reopening. Victorians will celebrate the start of 2021 by… Read more »