Steve Maarbani
Accelerator

Crowd-sourced funding platform VentureCrowd launches JV with Josephmark

- October 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Equity crowd-sourced funding (CSF) platform VentureCrowd and digital venture studio Josephmark have launched a joint-venture to help early-stage Australian startups accelerate their scaling plans. The new project will offer growth services to early-stage startup founders from Josephmark’s brand, product, growth, and venture strategy and rollout services through to investment support and fundraising via the VentureCrowd… Read more »

Accelerator

Nicole Cook joins women-led business accelerator SBE Australia as its first CEO

- April 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Former Jobs for NSW boss Nicole Cook is taking on a key role in inspiring the next generation of female founders, signing on as the first CEO of SBE Australia, an accelerator for women-led businesses. The not-for-profit, which helps female entrepreneurs scale technology and life science-based businesses globally, counts Canva co-founder Mel Perkins among its… Read more »

Advice

What Covid-19 taught me about running a tech startup

- September 2, 2020 4 MIN READ

My business partner Shannon and I started HungryHungry in early 2019,  but it was not until the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions kicked in that many of our existing and potential clients realised the value of what we could offer. We have been operating businesses in the hospitality industry for over 15 years and… Read more »

Advice

The incredible story behind creating Buildkite, the $200 million ‘best-kept secret in DevOps’, by an investor there from the start

- August 21, 2020 5 MIN READ

This week’s announcement that Buildkite has completed a raise at a valuation of $200 million was excellent to wake up to. It’s very exciting for me personally, because not only did I have a small role at the very beginning, but I’ve been able to witness the choices and events they’ve navigated over the past… Read more »

Opinion

How to scale your startup so you don’t fail

- May 28, 2019 4 MIN READ

Impossible Foods, Glossier and local startup Airwallex this year joined the ranks of other unicorn legends and household names such as Uber and Didi. In the wake of successes like these, it’s easy for founders to get carried away with the .01% of stories about how a company took off overnight and everything went to plan.… Read more »