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 »
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 »
The incredible story behind creating Buildkite, the $200 million ‘best-kept secret in DevOps’, by an investor there from the start
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 »
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 »
Now known as one of Australia’s favourite sharks on Shark Tank, Dr Glen Richards’ entrepreneurial journey began at 27, when he bought a small vet practice in Townsville.
As a business Versent is all about bringing craftsmanship back to technology for the enterprise space. The company has just launched its new initiative, Level 3, to help it do that.
“Almost everything about scaling is counterintuitive. And one of the foremost examples is that reacting to the emotions you’re having as your team adds more people is usually a bad idea. Everyone’s first instinct is to grab back the Legos that the new kid took — to fight them for that part of the tower or to micromanage the way they’re building the tower. But the best way to manage scaling (and one of the secrets to succeeding in a rapidly growing company) is to ignore those instincts, and go find a bigger and better Lego tower to build. Chances are if you pick your head up and look around, there’s a brand new exciting pile of Legos sitting right next to you.” [Source: First Round Review]
From Pop Culture to Politics, Business to Babies – all of these high growth media startups have put in the hard work, have experienced the manic depressive up and down cycle of building and maintaining an engaged audience and are now emerging as key influencers across the Australian media landscape.
We’ve all been there. You come up with a seemingly awesome idea but after going through the motions in your head you refuse to pursue it further. You call dealbreaker. For some reason or another, you felt that the idea would not be worth the time, effort or money involved and would probably not scale.