Melbourne FinTech startup MoneyPlace has launched after becoming just the second peer-to-peer money lender to attain a full licence from ASIC. The startup, founded by former NAB executive Stuart Stoyan last year, will provide unsecured consumer loans from $5000 to $35,000, with rates starting at 8.9 percent. The rates are determined through risk-based pricing, with loans offered by wholesale and retail investors.
Perth software company Sentient Computing was last night named the winner of the first KPMG Energise accelerator program, taking out the $100,000 prize thanks to its new MVX product, which uses data to create interactive 3D environments.
Bigcommerce has today announced former PayPay Europe CEO Brent Bellm as its new CEO ahead of a possible IPO, with co-founder and current CEO Eddie Machaalani shifting to the role of Executive Chairman.
Though it often goes unnoticed by those of us across the Tasman, New Zealand’s startup scene is booming. For Guy Ryan, recently named New Zealand’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the future of the country’s socially conscious ventures looks particularly bright.
It would be easy for one to assume that FanFuel falls within the advertising and sports sponsorship space as far as revenue is concerned, in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Back in 2013 when Mahesh Muralidhar launched his startup Ureferjobs the potential the business had to change the approach companies have towards recruitment was evident.
Entrepreneurs seem to be the new big thing on television. Having debuted Shark Tank just a few weeks ago, Channel 10 has launched another business program. However, instead of focusing on wannabe entrepreneurs looking for money, new show Where It All Began highlights established entrepreneurs giving back.
Curiyo, which makes software that allows content producers to add links to facts and information relevant information, has just raised almost $1 million from investors including former Reuters CEO Tom Glocer in its latest funding round.
Sydney startup Handkrafted is the latest startup to join the crop of craft platforms. The platform works by crowdsourcing makers and then matching them with customers. Makers send tailored proposals in response to briefs posted by customers, who can then choose which maker they would like to commission.
Already big business, the SportsTech industry is set to grow even more over the next few years, and Australia’s own Catapult Sports is leading the way.
When Michelle Casey gave birth, she became interested in the ‘clean eating lifestyle’ – spending a lot of time researching and experimenting with foods and recipes in an effort to lose the baby weight she had put on during her pregnancy. What she didn’t quite expect to discover was the overall change she felt in her whole energy and well-being and this was the beginning of what is now the iEatClean app.
This episode is Mat Beeche interviewing the cofounder and co – CEO of Atlassian, Mike Cannon-Brookes. They talk about the growth of the business and how it became the global empire it is today, they also touch on company culture and how to work your way through impostor syndrome as a startup founder.