Profiles

Perth startup Buzzy looks to take on Airtasker by building a sense of trust and community between users

- April 28, 2015 2 MIN READ

Thanks to the internet, we are living in an age where there is almost no chore that can’t be outsourced to someone on the internet, no matter how boring – from lawn mowing to kitchen cleaning to doing laundry, someone will be willing to do it for some extra cash. Though Airtasker and Gumtree seem to have the task outsourcing market sewn up, a Perth entrepreneur has launched a new platform called Buzzy.

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This startup is basically a gay NSFW version of Airtasker

- April 30, 2014 2 MIN READ

Sex and Laziness are perhaps two of the biggest past times in the world today and a group of young (presumably) gay upstarts have thought of a way to solve both these issues in one easy platform – it’s called Cock4Jobs (yep) or C4J if you are a fan of a sneaky abbreviation.

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Why outsourcing isn’t a dirty word anymore

- January 29, 2014 4 MIN READ

Exploitive wages, poor quality and time-wasting nightmares are all common words people use to use to describe online outsourcing; and whilst dealing with outside service providers will inevitably bring about its challenges, the continual evolution of outsourcing technology has re-invented the concept.

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Tank Stream Labs launches on Thursday!

- November 27, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

The newest startup coworking space to launch in Sydney this week will be Tank Stream Labs. Located right in the heart of the CBD, TS Labs will house some of Australia’s coolest startups with a lot of buzz around them at the moment. Airtasker, Joe Button, Room.us and Compare Courses are just some of the new ventures occupants of the labs will be rubbing shoulders with.

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Growth Hacking [how to get more customers with less spend]

- October 3, 2012 4 MIN READ

I admit it, I was wrong. When I first imagined building Airtasker, I thought that from the start, marketing would be the most significant factor in building a successful marketplace for services. After a few months of pushing our developers to build lots of stuff to support online marketing campaigns, Jono (Airtasker COO and co-founder) and I started looking at the data and realized that whilst we had a pretty good net promoter score, we were spending some of our money on acquiring customers who weren’t going to be die-hard advocates of our service.

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The Rise of “Micro-Entrepreneurism” in Australia

- July 26, 2012 2 MIN READ

US based TaskRabbit just recently closed off a funding round of $13 million in the last week, which was lead my American firm Founders Fund. Leah Busque is the CEO of Task Rabbit and has said in a statement to Techcrunch that she would be using the funding for their aggressive expansion plans.