Readbug is an online platform helping indie magazines expand their digital and physical reach

- December 2, 2015 3 MIN READ

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.

Brains Trust

Tech ain’t a priority yet

- October 17, 2014 2 MIN READ

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.


Two brothers making millions with the Midas touch.

- April 11, 2013 2 MIN READ

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