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The incredible story behind creating Buildkite, the $200 million ‘best-kept secret in DevOps’, by an investor there from the start

- August 21, 2020 5 MIN READ

This week’s announcement that Buildkite has completed a raise at a valuation of $200 million was excellent to wake up to. It’s very exciting for me personally, because not only did I have a small role at the very beginning, but I’ve been able to witness the choices and events they’ve navigated over the past… Read more »

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FROM THE FRONTLINE: How startups are tackling the coronavirus crisis

- March 31, 2020 4 MIN READ

The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 is unlike anything the startup sector and broader business community experienced before. The economic rule book has been thrown out the window and Australian government’s response reflects gravity of the situation, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing a massive $130 billion stimulus package yesterday, worth 11% of annual… Read more »

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Canva co-founder Cameron Adams on esports, social conscience, hitting 1000 employees and Fahrenheit 451

- December 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

When Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht went looking for a brilliant technology co-founder, they turned to Cameron Adams, a Googler, who’d worked on Wave, as well as previously founding the email startup Fluent. Cam is now Canva’s Chief Product Officer, the design genius behind the global graphic design tech giant. As part of our summer… Read more »

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That Startup Show founder Anna Reeves on 2019, the year ahead and the books you should read this summer

- December 23, 2019 5 MIN READ

  Anna Reeves co-founded the live & online TV series That Startup Show in 2017, to focus on Australia’s fast- growing entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it. That Startup Show is hosted by Rae Johnston and Benjamin Law and features comedy, banter and rising startups being “live mentored”. Find out more here. As… Read more »

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10 awesome businesses in rural Australia run by women

- October 15, 2019 2 MIN READ

Birth Beat’s Edwina Sharrock Resilient, innovative and passionate; three words to live by when you’re a woman running a small business in rural Australia. And they are words worth contemplating on Tuesday, October 15, “International Rural Women’s Day”, a day to celebrate the invaluable contribution women make to rural regions across the globe. There are 275,000… Read more »

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How Byron Bay women’s surfwear brand Salt Gypsy is spreading its sustainable message using Amazon Launchpad

- August 6, 2019 4 MIN READ

  Byron Bay-based Danny Clayton is a pioneer of the surf leggings trend. Her brand, Salt Gypsy, uses recycled fishing nets and plastic ocean waste to produce sustainable surfwear. Salt Gypsy clothing is Australian made and Clayton is one of the first brands to be part of the new Amazon Launchpad store for startup brands. … Read more »

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The one piece of advice Xero’s Trent Innes gives small business owners to ensure they survive

- July 20, 2019 6 MIN READ

  Trent Innes is a hero at Xero. An accountant with more than 20 years of experience, he first joined the cloud-based accounting platform’s Melbourne HQ in 2013 as National Sales Director, then in January 2016, became Xero Australia & Asia Managing Director, just a decade after its genesis on an apartment dining room table in Wellington, New… Read more »