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Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2015

- September 2, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Last night, BRW revealed their annual Top 50 Best Places to Work list for the year. Call it a coincidence or call it the stars aligning, but there happens to be a little bit of crossover with our own list of emerging Australian leaders and some of the companies that were chosen by Fairfax. The message it sends is clear: there is a particular group of people breaking down barriers and building sustainable businesses and organisations. These people will no doubt serve as inspiration for the next generation of dreamers, creators and business builders, and that is something to be truly proud of. [Sponsored]


StarNow has 3.5 million registered members and has never raised any capital

- August 31, 2015 4 MIN READ

Without a doubt, Wellington-based startup StarNow is one of the most well-known global success stories to come out of New Zealand in recent years. The tech company is a casting and talent platform for the entertainment industry that connects aspiring and professional actors, models, musicians and crew with casting agents and production companies.


Mail the Finger is a ‘fingers-as-a-service’ company that will send your enemies foamboard middle fingers

- August 27, 2015 3 MIN READ

We’re either turning into a really angry, shouty bunch, or it’s just getting easier to untap our anger and put it on show for the world to see thanks to social media. Either way, it’s been fun to see the rise of online stores this year that are helping users send their enemies glitter, bags of dicks, or musical cards that won’t stop playing.


Mr Tradie is the latest startup looking to help tradies experience the benefits of technology

- August 26, 2015 3 MIN READ

Most people stopped using the Yellow Pages to find a tradesman a decade ago. Since then, the number of websites looking to help consumers connect with the right plumber or electrician has grown exponentially, but the battle is now on between apps looking to corner the tradie market. Despite the competition, Melbourne startup Mr Tradie believes it has the tools to do it.


FinTech startup Simply Wall St prepares to commercialise its offering following $600,000 funding round

- August 19, 2015 5 MIN READ

Sydney-based startup Simply Wall St, which makes the stock market easier to navigate, has just announced the closing of a $600,000 funding round led by Mike Quinn from Innovation Capital, with participation from Sydney Angels and their Sidecar Fund. This brings the total amount raised by the startup to $700,000, including the original investment from AWI ventures.


After being screwed over by developers and losing $500,000, Where4Events is on track to becoming Australia’s largest event aggregator

- August 17, 2015 6 MIN READ

Caroline Woodhouse’s transition from office manager at a dead-end chiropractic clinic to tech entrepreneur has been rockier than anticipated. Like many non-technical founders, she decided to outsource the development of Where4Events, an event aggregation app, only to end up in a messy court battle, costing her $500,000.


On-demand cleaning startup WHIZZ closes $2 million Series B round six months after launch

- August 11, 2015 2 MIN READ

From Urban Outsource and TidyMe to Scrubb and Helpling, more and more platforms are emerging to connect consumers to cleaning professionals. Just six months after launching, Sydney-based WHIZZ has announced a $2 million Series B funding round. WHIZZ has secured investment from five high-profile Australian investors including Simon Rothery, CEO of Goldman Sachs; Tom Krulis,… Read more »