A joint venture between FairFax and Channel Nine injected $100 million into Stan, an Aussie streaming service that was only just an idea, not one piece of tech had been created.
Jessica Huddart is the CEO of Australian digital venture studio Josephmark. From a small time studio in Brisbane, Josephmark has taken its business global and is responsible for the redesign of Myspace and the co-founding of Twitter acquired We Are Hunted among many other ventures.
A BlueChilli startup StarPower – founded by Sydney-based Matt Heisie, Canada-based Terri Hitchcock and Hollywood-based Monica Matulich – decided to take things one step further, creating a social media platform that allows celebs to have meaningful conversations with their fans based on how interactive their fans are. With an interesting monetisation model and social charity engagement, the startup is set out to further disrupt how celebrities communicate with their fan base.