Aussie founded online auto classifieds startup LatAm Autos opens IPO to raise $18M and dominate Latin America

- December 11, 2014 3 MIN READ

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. The startup is following in the footsteps of other online classifieds companies such as SEEK, REA and Carsales that… Read more »


Melbourne entrepreneurs unveil their latest startup Pop! after selling 1Form to REA Group for $15M

- October 14, 2014 2 MIN READ

Ten months after selling 1Form to REA Group for $15 million, Melbourne-based tech entrepreneurs Chris Koch and Chad Stephens are ready to unveil their latest venture Pop!. Their new mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play, allows users to store, manage and control the personal details they give to companies online.  The app was inspired… Read more »


Australian Startup Awards 2014 finalists announced

- July 22, 2014 2 MIN READ

Innovative tech companies, online fashion powerhouses and Melbourne “mofos” is among the list of finalists in the 2014 Australian Startup Awards, in the flagship Startup Daily Startup of the Year category. This national awards program, conducted by The Entourage, Australia’s largest entrepreneurial education institute, recognises business excellence and celebrates the achievements of Australia’s top entrepreneurs under 40. Managing Director… Read more »


Angel funding success makes Brisbane-based startup Zippy a beacon for local retailers

- June 20, 2014 2 MIN READ, a mobile deal and loyalty provider, is celebrating AUD$500,000 in angel funding led by Brisbane Angels. BDS intends to use the funds to accelerate the development of their Bluetooth Low Energy technology for their Zippy loyalty App, and the continued growth of retailer engagement across their home city of Brisbane, Australia. Australian cash back website… Read more »


Negotiating salary and equity with a startup company

- May 15, 2014 3 MIN READ

Working in a startup can be a tricky financial risk to take for any party involved. Salary negotiations are more complicated for startups than established companies because they do not have as much cash to offer. A typical startup compensation package includes some percentage of equity ownership in the company. Offering equity can help motivate… Read more »


WORKSHOP: Accounting Essentials and R&D Tax Incentives for Startups

- April 29, 2014 2 MIN READ

Aaron Wallace, Operations Director of Nudge Accounting, and Sean Moynihan, Federal Government specialist at PwC, will be presenting this MAP Master Class! Aaron will run through the basics of accounting for startup founders. He will explain the relationship between cash flow, budgeting, runway and making investment decisions, to ensure that you leave with an understanding… Read more »


Startup Lodie brings the pop up retail experience into the smartphone age

- February 6, 2014 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas have developed a mobile application Lodie for emerging designers to showcase and sell their products in a virtual pop-up shop format. The app is currently in its beta phase, and set to launch officially in the upcoming months. Lodie has a membership-based model, which requires customers to download… Read more »


Brisbane tech company launches cloud-based desktop service

- January 16, 2014 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based tech company, divestIT, yesterday announced the launch of their new secure cloud-based desktop service. cloudDesktop allows small to medium size businesses to log in to their company desktop from any device or computer using any internet provider. This solution was previously the domain of large scale enterprises. divestIT’s cloudDesktop allows businesses to operate from… Read more »


The 6 P's to a Perfect Presentation!

- April 9, 2012 4 MIN READ

  Often in a small to medium business your role includes marketing, accounts and general sweeper. When your role includes giving a presentation about your business, it is vital that you get it right. It is often forgotten that you are your brand so it is essential when giving presentations you stand out for all… Read more »


A Closeup of Business Chicks founder Emma Isaacs

- March 23, 2012 3 MIN READ

Despite buying and selling four businesses, and racking in 15 times more than what she invested when selling her very first business she directed at the tender age of 18, now 32, Emma Isaacs has no plan to be pensioned off from what she does best, and that’s building a Business Chicks empire. Business Chick,… Read more »