Melbourne-based startup Liven strives to be ‘the sexiest discount app’ in a highly competitive marketplace

- September 2, 2014 7 MIN READ

We’ve seen a number of startups emerge in our ecosystem that focus on coupons, discount deals, rewards and vouchers – examples include Aston Club, BigDeal, Buzzingaa, Coupay, OzSale, Rewardle and Swoop. Each has its unique point-of-differentiation, but not all have maintained strong momentum. The latest to enter this highly competitive space is Melbourne-based startup Liven.


The Pub Crawl Pages: A mobile global directory for pub crawls

- October 18, 2013 3 MIN READ

Launched two weeks ago on the Android and iOS app stores, The Pub Crawl Pages is rapidly gaining traction from young, tech savvy adventurers looking to spend a great night out. The app is the only definitive global pub crawl directory – allowing users to locate pub crawl companies in various cities around the world with updated information on pricing and features. Users also get special offers, discounts, and freebies at particular crawls by using the app.


Aston Club becomes the Uber of the hospitality industry

- October 17, 2013 3 MIN READ

Aston Club is set to become the Uber of the hospitality industry, offering a simple, fast and secure Point Of Sale-integrated payment solution with an in-built membership programme for ‘members’ to earn rewards from Australia’s leading brands and hospitality groups.


Why wait in line when you can Beat The Q?

- October 9, 2013 4 MIN READ

There’s nothing like a Jack Johnson concert to jump-start your career as an entrepreneur. Well … there is, but that’s where Adam Theobald and Scott Player came up with the idea for an app that eliminates the need for waiting in line. Beat the Q is a mobile and web-based application for time-poor and chronically impatient café-goers, who can make orders and payments in just 10 seconds through the app and pick up their cappuccinos and croissants when ready.


Social network Moodswing upstages Facebook and Twitter

- September 9, 2013 2 MIN READ

Just a day after its launch, the quirky, empathy-based social network Moodswing ranked in the Top 20 Apps in the Australian AppStore – ahead of Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Three weeks later, with almost 50,000 users, it’s now the fastest growing social network.