The winner in the cleaner-marketplace race will be the startup that leverages data most effectively

- June 9, 2015 3 MIN READ

Although $750,000 in seed funding for a startup may seem like a lot of money to assist in accelerating growth, the market that TidyMe plays in is becoming increasingly crowded. In addition to Rocket Internet backed cleaner-marketplace Helpling, it is also competing to a certain degree with platforms like OneFlare and Service Seeking that also allow users to connect with cleaners, even Fairfax via its Babysitters and More marketplace are dabbling in a similar space connecting its 250,000 + parents on its platform with house cleaners now.

News & Analysis

Visual arts startup Bluethumb titled Best Shopping App, but are the artworks really worth $1.5M?

- August 21, 2014 3 MIN READ

South Australian visual arts marketplace Bluethumb has taken out Best Shopping App in the Australian Mobile & App Design Awards 2014. Given the awards attracts entries from high profile businesses like,, AFL, Coles and ANZ in a wide range of categories, it’s safe to say Bluethumb was in great company – not to mention, last year Ikea and Starbucks took out top honours in the categories for retail and shopping.


Will SuitBids join the ranks of Freelancer and Expert360?

- July 29, 2014 5 MIN READ

There are many ‘middleman’ or ‘connector’ startups emerging in our ecosystem. Some of the most successful startups have essentially built peer-to-peer (P2P), business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms – connecting people in ways that would otherwise be difficult if not impossible. The latest startup to enter this segment is SuitBids, founded by Sydney-based Chartered Accountants Bradley Seeto, Nick Chiarelli and Simon Litchfield.


Cloudpeeps, the marketplace ahead of the Community Management boom

- June 26, 2014 6 MIN READ

Founded by Australian entrepreneur Kate Kendall, who is well known here for her startup The Fetch and New York based entrepreneur and community management stalwart Shala Burroughs. Looking at trends across both the US and Australia, it is my opinion that Cloudpeeps has entered the market ahead of boom in the community management space.


Founder Interview:

- October 11, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Andy sat down with Oneflare’s Marcus Lim for a chat about their business. Oneflare is one of the fastest growing startups on Australia’s business scene right now at the moment.