Kieran Gardiner and James McArthur 

Startmate Demo Day: How Venu is helping hospitality make their marketing smarter

- May 1, 2024 4 MIN READ

Ahead of Startmate Demo Day on May 2 in Sydney at Blackbird’s Sunrise, Startup Daily is profiling the 10 startups involved. Today it’s Venu, a marketing startup for the hospitality sector. Venu founders Kieran Gardiner and James McArthur are on a mission to level the playing field for independent hospitality businesses. Venu empowers SMEs with the kind of sophisticated rewards… Read more »

Reactory founder Mark Eltom

It’s whisky Jim, but not as we know it: how distilling startup Reactory is creating mature flavours in days rather than decades

- May 15, 2023 4 MIN READ

Like so many of the world’s great tech companies, Reactory’s story starts in a garage. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, while others were making their own kombucha and sourdough, Mark Eltom bought a still, and started making and maturing booze. A few lockdowns in, he was getting pretty good at it. Mark is… Read more »