Sydney startup Home Care Heroes has created a platform connecting everyday people with those in their communities who need domestic assistance and companionship.
US startup Hired has today launched its platform for tech job seekers in Australia. Starting with a focus on in-demand tech roles, Hired is giving the power back to candidates, allowing them to be in control of the job hunting process.
Crew Scout aims to help clients find and hire the right video team for their project, at a competitive price.
Childs Pass pivoted from a ‘ClassPass for kid activities’ model to help SMEs in the sector manage their bookings
Childs Pass started with a vision to be the ClassPass for kids activities, helping parents easily find and pay for things for their kids to do.
Blogstock was part of the latest Venture Dorm graduate class, an Adelaide based accelerator program powered by MEGA. The startup is an online marketplace for buying and selling unique pre-written blogs.
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.
A new Munich-based startup, Grow.ms has launched publicly this week with the purpose of connecting startups and established businesses with freelance growth hackers.
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 domain.com.au, carsales.com.au, 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.
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.
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.