Following a six month pilot program, UK point-of-payment rating system truRating has today officially launched in Australia to provide local businesses with a cost effective way to collect instantaneous customer feedback.
Companies like Spotify and Netflix have paved the way for digital subscription, making it quick, cheap and easy to access millions of songs and movies all in one place. Now, London startup Readbug wants to bring that approach to indie magazines, providing readers with access to dozens of hard to find titles. While the startup wants to replicate the services provided by the likes of Netflix and Spotify, it also wants to offer support outside of the digital world and help readers to engage in print publishing.
The United Kingdom is home to over 30 startup accelerators that provide pre-seed funding to entrepreneurs in return for equity. Every year, they attract thousands of applicants from around the world, competing for a handful of positions in each programme.
UK based startup truRating, whose technology makes it easier for customers to give small business operators feedback, announced its official plans to launch into the Australian market today. The startup offers a point-of-payment rating system, which has experienced significant growth since launching into the UK market in February this year.
Most media outlets were focused on the Tendr’s unusual, yet strategic, move to incorporate the swipe-to-like motion popularised by dating app Tinder. Perhaps what’s more interesting is the startup’s potential to become a major data player in the world of equity crowdfunding.
UK startup Massive Analytic, which provides enterprises with big data analytics, has launched the open beta phase of its platform to help businesses analyse their plans and strategies to predict potential outcomes more accurately.
Yesterday, Australia’s most well-known Digital Currency startup CoinJar, announced it has relocated it’s headquarters to the United Kingdom as part of its growth strategy, that will allow bitcoin holders more flexibility when it comes to buying, selling and using the digital currency.
The Government’s announcement this week of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda gives me little comfort that a thriving tech / startup scene in Australia is a genuine national imperative. This is deeply concerning because Australia is missing out on a prime opportunity to diversify its economy from mining and primary industry to a more knowledge based economy rooted in tech.
Anyone who has enjoyed the Cider boom in Australia will be aware of Rekorderlig Cider, the premium Swedish boutique Cider brand, which arrived in Australia two years ago and has dramatically grown to become the largest selling Cider brand in Australia. Kieron Barton and Christian Barton introduced the Swedish Cider to Australia and are the brains behind Rekorderlig’s phenomenal growth, as well as its grand plans for the future