Despite the fact they predominantly serve customers across regional areas, agtech businesses are earning a name for themselves in the wider startup space.
Between investigative podcasts and interactive articles, the nature of the media is undergoing constant change, spurred on by the digital age. Media companies both niche and global are no stranger to this process, including the New York Times, an organisation which testing startup Optimizely helped make the leap from paper to online. According to Dan… Read more »
Dan Siroker is the founder of Optimizely, the number one tech platform for testing and experimentation.
Looking back at my journey, there are many things I wish my 31 year old self had known then – many sleepless nights, heated arguments with my cofounder, and wasted energy and resources on things that were not worth it could have been avoided.
“It was so obvious the team was so much more excited about tackling this new problem that’s now Tayble than keep beating down the path of Deal Tap.”
Startup Muster 2016 highlights need to develop culture of entrepreneurship and promote STEM in schools
Despite the fact the sector is stereotyped as younger, Startup Muster found once more that founders both present and future skew older.
Startup Glamazon is allowing its users to connect with on-demand beauty services and salons through a mobile app similar to Uber.
How Queensland startup Shop My Town is sticking to its vision of bringing life back to regional Australian towns
Founding Shop My Town was an act of desperation, watching small towns suffering on a wide scale. I was so frustrated with being unable to find my local shops online, as they couldn’t afford websites.
I’ve been in the Bay Area for almost two years and the biggest learning curve I see for Aussie founders centres on the business culture and the subtle, unwritten rules that exist in the tech industry here. One of the most nuanced cultural differences is around how to get and make introductions.
If you talk to most venture capitalists or authors of management books, I’d wager the majority of them would argue all day with you on one fundamental truth: thy should only have ONE chief executive in a startup.
Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.
Judging by his demeanor, you might have expected the man to run a company like Etsy, amassing his fortune one macrame teddy bear at a time. But no. This kind, graceful creature was none other than Daniel Ek. And the company he founded was — and still is — among the most hated startups in all of techdom: Spotify. [Source: Pando]
Recently, the New Venture Institute at Flinders University in South Australia analysed the Myers-Briggs data of over 100 founders who participated in the Venture Dorm programme over the past two and a half years and found a strong correlation between certain personality types and startup success.
Paul Bennetts from AirTree Ventures responds to an article Startup Daily’s editor Tas Bindi wrote titled “Are the deal terms that Australian VCs ask for actually ‘unfair’ to founders?”
Although there were varying opinions on the open-sourced legal document templates created by Australian VCs, most lawyers agreed that the terms presented in the templates are more appealing to investors than startup founders, and that startup founders should seek legal advice and negotiate important amendments.