2020 has been the year of the unexpected; the year of the ‘pivot’. We’ve seen world-class chefs provide home deliveries, gin distilleries making hand sanitiser and high fashion brands creating life-saving PPE. Businesses may have been forced to adapt quickly, but it was the innovative and creative responses that delivered new ways to meet the… Read more »
Software that supports the world’s best athletes is undergoing a makeover to support staff working from home. First created to help elite athletes manage their training, the software is now finding its way into home offices as its South Australian creator launches a new platform for corporations dealing with COVID-19 distancing. Lumin Wellbeing is a… Read more »
Two South Australian companies that have previously worked together to produce luxury speakers are collaborating to manufacture face shields to fill local shortages. Kyron Audio is world-renowned for producing extreme high-fidelity dipole loudspeaker systems for the luxury market and was due to exhibit its wares at Sydney’s 2020 Hi-Fi Show last weekend. But the cancellation… Read more »
Developing an online B2B marketplace to help architects sell their imagery to product suppliers is Sydney-startup Bookmarc.
“Shortly after our consumer launch, the reality that everything was going to be infinitely harder than we had anticipated started to sink in.”
Sometimes a company needs to pivot to a point that it almost becomes a completely new business. When New Zealand founded startup MishGuru was originally accepted into New Zealand’s Lightning Lab accelerator program, the original concept was that it would be a platform that allowed users to to custom design and print their own 3D horse shoes. The long term vision was to automate and disrupt the way the Equine industry shoed horses.
IT Genius changed its entire go-to-market strategy four years ago and emerged a more profitable company
Peter Moriarty was just 15 years old when he started what is now known as IT Genius Australia. He loved computers and would occasionally skip school to assist his ‘customers’ with their PC issues – back then, a cloud was a white fluffy thing in the sky and not even Moriarty quite grasped where this IT gig he performed for pocket money would eventually lead to just over a decade later.
Melbourne roadside assistance startup Road Angels pivoted after failing to establish one side of its marketplace
Two years ago, Startup Daily wrote about a new Melbourne startup that was described as the ‘Airtasker of roadside assistance’. Road Angels was a two sided marketplace that connected people who needed roadside assistance with people nearby who could provide it in a bid to make roadside assistance cheaper and quicker.
It would be easy for one to assume that FanFuel falls within the advertising and sports sponsorship space as far as revenue is concerned, in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In April 2014, Martin Martinez officially launched his privileges programme, Entrepreneur Card.
In July 2013, Founder and CEO of DesignQuotes, Daniel Duckworth raised an undisclosed amount of funds in order to rebrand, make major improvements to their software and invest in a content marketing strategy.
Many of us have lived in the same neighbourhood for years without speaking a single word outside ‘hello’ to our neighbours. Startup Housenet is here to intervene! This new social network connects residents from the same suburb who are free to discuss all that’s happening around the area.
I remember in 2006 I was an avid myspace user, in fact most days were spent flicking between my myspace page and actual work that I was meant to be doing at the office. Then came facebook, I resisted, I converted – I never looked at myspace again. Until today, where I joined the new myspace – and I must say I love what they have done with the place.
Startup weekends are fantastic, I am always amazed at what people can achieve when they have a great team and a bit of pressure on them. Quite often in the final pitching session people report their first sale and everyone cheers – however, it is not very common for someone to come on and report an acquisition of their newly found idea.