Sending through all your work credentials via email seems like an age old tradition, but it’s still the way we do it. On average workers send anywhere between 6 to 13 emails when taking on a new job, which can be quite a laborious task. But it doesn’t end there – HR hates chasing up all your medical certificates by going back and forth between emails.
Seven Aussie startups identified as rising stars in global FinTech100 report while Sydney is named a key FinTech hub
The world’s leading fintech innovators were announced in this year’s Fintech 100 report, unveiled by KPMG and H2 Ventures at Sydney fintech hub Stone and Chalk yesterday. This year’s list was split into two categories, celebrating 50 established startups and 50 emerging stars, with Australian startups including Avoka, Equitise, and Moula making the list of emerging stars, while SocietyOne and Prospa named as established innovators.
Telstra-backed startup accelerator program muru-D announced its latest intake of startups last night after an intense three-day bootcamp. This particular intake represents the first time that 50% of the companies have female founders or cofounders.
Biteable, a Hobart-based startup that has developed an online tool allowing users to create professional promo videos in minutes, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Australian investors including Tank Stream Ventures and BridgeLane Capital.
Melbourne app developer Appscore is on track for $25 million in yearly revenue thanks to a partnership with Telstra
When apps were still fairly new and marketers sought to educate the market about what exactly apps could help us do, they came up with the memorable ‘there’s an app for that’ tagline. Fast forward a couple of years and there truly is an app for almost anything you could possibly think of, and countless companies out there creating them. Melbourne’s Appscore has become one of the leaders in the Australian app development space.
Launching just last week, Sydney-based startup Koala is looking to disrupt the bedding industry with its new state of the art mattress product and 4-hour delivery online experience.
Real estate agent review platform RateMyAgent aims to compete through a monthly subscription model rather than commissions
Comparative sites in Australia are booming – whether you want to compare insurance companies, hotels, tours, or even people, there’s a site. To be noticed in the already cluttered cloud, real estate agent comparison platform RateMyAgent has decided to waive the commission fee and place consumers at the forefront of their business.
As Australia’s tech startup scene has matured over the last five years, so have the tastes and standards of the entrepreneurs building those businesses. Pizza and beer at a coworking space are all good and well for the initial years but as the bank account begins to grow and the little black book of connections starts to fatten, these individuals start to seek new places to interact and network as their life becomes a little less ‘local pub’ and more ‘penthouse private bar’.
Jules Lund’s TRIBE officially launches with major blue-chip brands already on board with active campaigns
In September we announced that radio and tv personality Jules Lund was set to launch TRIBE, a micro-endorsement platform that connects brands with ‘everyday influencers’. The platform has now officially launched, and at a time where the conversation around brands and their relationships with social-influencers in Australia has never been stronger.
The thing about working in an office is that you can spend all morning daydreaming about what you’re going to eat for lunch, only to then get swept up in work and forget to eat until 3pm and then just eat a small, sad snack at your desk, or forget about eating altogether. The team behind HowAboutEat, the latest startup to join the ranks of Sydney’s FoodTech army, know they can’t stop people eating at their desk, so they want to make sure people are at least eating well.
FashionTech startup Mon Purse is proving itself to be a rising star in the mass customisation market with its platform that allows users to design their own handbags, clutches and totes.
Victorian government lures SydStart to Melbourne with $1 million in funding, event to rebrand as StartCon
In news that is sure to make the old Melbourne vs Sydney rivalry flare up once more, Freelancer has announced this afternoon that its SydStart conference is rebranding to StartCon and moving to Melbourne next year following an investment from the Victorian Government.
Big names from the Australian tech scene have dominated this year’s BRW Young Rich list. Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, top of the list with their combined wealth of $2.3 billion, are joined by 35 other young entrepreneurs who made their money in technology and internet-based ventures.
Melbourne startup Real First Aid teaches first aid through stressful real-life simulations tailored to specific industries
While I know that I sat through a number of first aid lessons in high school, learning how to give CPR to a dummy and what to do while waiting for an ambulance, I can’t actually remember any of it. Unless our work requires frequent training, most of us are in the same boat. Melbourne startup Real First Aid wants to provide first aid training that people will remember by tailoring it to the specific situations they may one day find themselves in.
Ticket Squad is addressing a billion dollar problem with its marketing platform for event organisers
The live events sector is a $100 billion market globally, but what most people don’t realise is that 85 percent of these events don’t actually sell out. In fact, according to various surveys by ticketing companies, 40 percent of people say they would have actually gone to a particular event, but their reason for not going was because they never even knew it was on. For the majority of events, a less than desirable marketing strategy is usually responsible for empty seats and extra standing space.