Amazon Launchpad

An angel investor explains how she looks for in the startups she backs

- May 4, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Kylie Frazer is passionate about startups and investing in tech. It’s what she lives and breathes every day as the Managing Partner of Eleanor Venture, an early-stage tech investment syndicate that helps private investors build diversified technology startup portfolios. Kylie is one of the judges of the 2021 Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants for up-and-coming startups and small businesses.… Read more »

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Applications for the Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants are closing soon

- April 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startups, entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized enterprises looking to innovate and grow their business have until midnight on Monday, May 10 to enter the Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants. This year’s grants are delivering an extra opportunity for finalists, with the chance to pitch their products to Amazon Australia HQ as they vie for a grant package worth more… Read more »

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Here are the 5 startups backed by $400,000 in grants from Amazon Launchpad

- September 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

A compostable and biodegradable pallet wrap, a bodysurfing handplane made from plastic collected from the Great Barrier Reef and natural baby wipes with Manuka honey are among the five ideas by Australian entrepreneurs that have won grants, worth more than $80,000 each, from Amazon Launchpad.  The startups are Great Wrap, Crockd, Ethicool Books, WAW Handplanes… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Entries for Amazon Launchpad’s $80,000 Innovation Grants close shortly

- August 20, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Entries for Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, worth $80,000 each are closing this Monday, August 24, at 11.59pm. With just a few days left for startups and SMEs looking to innovate their businesses to apply – there are five grant packages all up – Chadd Ciccarelli, Head of Launchpad at Amazon Australia said they’d already received… Read more »

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STARTUP DAILY TV: Amazon Launchpad’s $80,000 innovation grants are now open

- July 27, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Applications for the Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants fare now open with five grant packages up for grabs. Each package is worth more than $80,000 and includes a $20,000 cash grant, Amazon marketing support, AWS Activate credits, and exclusive access to mentors such as Amazon leadership and entrepreneur experts from Australia and HQ in Seattle; time… Read more »


80 photos of Amazon Launchpad’s arrival in Australia

- August 19, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

When Amazon Australia’s newest venture, Amazon Launchpad, a new store for startups and entrepreneurs to sell innovative products to local customers launched earlier this month, the company threw a party in Sydney to welcome the retailers. Amazon Launchpad is essentially a store within the store, with retailers building custom product pages with the ability to… Read more »

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How the founder of non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre’s spotted a ‘tectonic shift’ to take on the world

- August 6, 2019 5 MIN READ

Lyre’s Co. co-founder and CEO Mark Livings. Photo: Supplied Lyre’s Co. distills non-alcoholic spirits that taste just like gin, whisky, rum and vermouth, among 13 different flavours. The startup launched this year and features in some of Australia’s best bars and restaurants. The brand will be in 15 countries by the end of the year.… Read more »


VIDEO: Sugar-free drinks startup Nexba used Amazon Launchpad to sweeten its sales

- August 6, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Sugar-free drinks brand Nexba has been a massive hit with consumers since its launch. The Nexba product range currently features more than 20 products, including flavoured sparkling waters, soft drinks, flavoured tonic waters, kombucha and probiotic drinks. Nexba is among 150 brands on Amazon Launchpad, the place to discover new and unique products from the… Read more »


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 »


VIDEO: How Soda Shades became the hottest brand in sunglasses

- August 6, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Soda Shades was launched in 2018 by Australian influencer Stephanie Claire Smith and her boyfriend Josh Miller. The original premise for their solarised sunglasses was simple – affordable ($89), cool, with names like Florence, Marilyn and Olsen – and if you want a pair, you texted them. Now they’re finding new customers online via Amazon… Read more »


Amazon Launchpad, the new store for startups and entrepreneurs, is now in Australia

- August 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

Amazon Launchpad, an online store for startup brands, launched in Australia today. The store has more than 150 brands and more than 3000 products available. It uses Amazon’s rapid local fulfilment network to solve some of the biggest challenges startup founders face.’s latest innovation for the Australian market, Amazon Launchpad, a new store for… Read more »