TheBestDay, the startup that was part of the original INCUBATE program out of Sydney Uni, who also happened to close a $1 million funding round, have just launched new versions of all their assets both online and via a new smartphone play.
Melbourne based startup Find Media, aims to use self service and technology to tackle the advertising industry head on, effectively knocking out the need for agencies and allowing businesses to interact directly with publishers. On the surface everything looks promising, it’s a nice straight forward disruptive model [something we like] but what are the challenges that lay ahead for founder Lenny Manor? If there is one thing I have learnt since starting up in the media space it’s that these guys have been doing the same things for years and years and have no intention of changing – therefore change must be forced upon them. There will however be much kicking, screaming and potential sabotage though.
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.
We came across a new site today – 99Gamers.com “Access an Infinite Collection of Video Games” – Sound Familiar? Well that’s because us guys in the Aussie Startup scene have been familiar with Nikki Durkin and the goals being kicked by 99Dresses for the past couple of years now.