Business strategy

4 lessons from a founder who bootstrapped until his startup’s $2.9 billion sale to a global tech giant

- April 26, 2021 3 MIN READ

2020 has been a big year for the start-up industry in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported more than 340,000 new business entries in Australia between 2019-20, and KPMG reported startup investment rising despite COVID. Generally, companies take two different routes when kicking off a new business – seeking external investment or bootstrapping. I… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canberra-based tech veteran Intelledox sells after posting 50% growth

- August 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Intelledox co-founders Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne. Photo: supplied If you’ve ever completed an online application form, chances are you’re already familiar with Intelledox. The Canberra-based venture was a pioneer in business process automation and has remained a market leader entrepreneur, Michelle Melbourne, and her husband Phillip Williamson, founded the tech startup in 1991.  Their… Read more »

digital strategy
News & Analysis

Just 32 percent of Australian businesses have an organisational-wide digital strategy in place, report finds

- March 27, 2018 2 MIN READ

Though the growth of corporates opening their own innovation labs and/or flocking to platforms like Coventured to more easily connect with startups often makes it seem that more and more organisations are getting wise to the threat of disruption, a report has found almost 50 percent of Australian businesses believe either their industry or products… Read more »