Although Australia Post are clearly being innovative with new products such as its digital mailbox, the communication and community buy-in surrounding these products are a serious issue. It has created a perception the organisation is perhaps not as innovative or forward thinking as it genuinely is.
Drone delivery startup Flirtey begins to commercialise its offering as it considers Series A funding
Drone technology startup Flirtey was the world’s first ‘drone delivery service’ to ever launch. In 2013, the startup was met with scepticism and ridicule by a pretty large portion of the media – including the startup media and this publication. In fairness, the company, founded by Matthew Sweeny, Ahmed Haider and Tom Bass, largely existed off a working (very early) prototype and drone delivery was a very new concept at the time.
As apps like Menulog make it easier than ever for consumers to order and have food delivered to their door, it’s never been more important for restaurants to have a full roster of drivers. However, many are still getting caught out when drivers call in sick or cancel shifts. Steve Fanale and Johnny Timbs founded Yello, a food delivery management platform, after encountering the problem themselves.
In ancient times, foot messengers ran miles to deliver messages. And then there were homing pigeons and horseback riders. Today, not only is a short drive inconvenient, we’re also impatient about delivery timeframes – especially when compared to the instant nature of information exchange. This is the basis of a recently launched Sydney-based startup Sherpa, founded by Frenchmen Mathieu Cornillon and Bastien Vetault who migrated to Australia four and six years ago, respectively.