Inform.ly simplifies metrics from popular cloud services like Xero, MailChimp and Google Analytics and shows a free dashboard of charts via the web or mobile. Research has shown that companies that invest in sophisticated analytics tools gain a competitive advantage and perform better. But this level of data analysis has been the domain of big business and more or less out of reach for small business owners.
Pascale Helyar – Moray is the founder of StyleRocks, an online startup that allows people to create their own pieces of jewellery. With over 3 trillion combinations this self confessed jewellery addict prides herself on having something for everyone. It has been a year since this working mother and emerging female leader in the tech space first launched her venture and it is fast becoming a darling of the press both in Australia and overseas.
Have you ever wondered what your grandparents were like as children? Do your parents have amazing stories about their own adolescence? If you’re interested in recording your family history in an easy and interactive way, you should try Vimily. Vimily helps you and your family build, capture and share your life stories with unique family tree software. We chat to Matt Barnett, the co-founder of Vimily on startups, crossbows and making people cry.
Sydney based startup Tapestry has secured $600,000 investment, the round was led by the Sydney Angel group of Investors. The company is building a simple to use platform that brings all forms of social media together in one easy to use interface for seniors and their families. The fear of being so exposed on the internet is still a real barrier to entry for a lot of people and they are trying to allow people to get that social experience they want of viewing photos, videos and engage in conversation without the often confusing maze of ads, popups and news feeds.
Slexicon was started by Vito Grigorov and Andrew Iliadis both best friends since attending high School in Sydney. Forging a bond over their interest in reading the AFR newspaper and a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad. During and after high school they launched and ran a Mail order business, An events company focused on High School dance Parties/Formals as well as an innovative Charity project for Deforestation which received donations from market research companies thanks to supporters willingness to actively complete online surveys.
The website taps into Facebook users already existing social networks to match them with extended friends networks. Everyday, Meeeup sends the user a match chosen from their social graph, and the user has 24 hours to decide whether to “Meeeup” or “Meeeno” that match. If the user selects Meeeno, that match will never occur again. But if there’s a mutual Meeeup, the users will be connected. What’s more, once a connection is made, members will receive exclusive offers to redeem at the cities top trending hot spots when they meet up.
Tonight I heard people talking about how they are hoping to make some big, easy money on the internet. “We will be setting up a dot com business so we can make some passive income” they say. Their perception of an internet based business is that it’s almost a forgone conclusion that it’s a synch to make millions with little effort. It seemed to them that an internet based business couldn’t fail.
Rebekah Campbell is the founder and CEO of Posse, in this TEDx Audition talk in Sydney she talks about the elements that both uber successful Rockstars and Tech Companies have in common, extremely insightful. Check it out, you will probably have a breakthrough. I did.
In our second post inspired by the American Initiative Makers by AOL – We continue to look at tech and the need for Women to get into the field and study it. Trends show that as we head more and more into a digital age the future CEO’s and leaders will need to possess skills in computer science and similar fields.
Tell you what, some of the best ideas these days are happening through crowd funding sites. Flux Headphones have just started their campaign via Fundable and based on the tweets from the likes of big guns like Dave McClure and co already just minutes after going live, I think this is one that will reach it’s goal first and then some.