Profiles

Perth startup Mi Vista has created a personal safety app looking to help women and men alike stay safe

- February 4, 2016 4 MIN READ

Shannon Cloy, founder of personal safety app Mi Vista, knows better than most that it isn’t just women who need to be aware of their surroundings and given the peace of mind of knowing that they are secure. Cloy was stabbed outside a hotel nearly ten years ago, and despite multiple CCTV cameras both inside the venue and out, no footage of the offender was captured.

News & Analysis

The Western Australia startup ecosystem report highlights opportunities for local startups to target Asia

- December 9, 2015 4 MIN READ

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Australia it was time to forget the mining boom and look to technology and innovation as the fuel for the next big thing: the ideas boom. With excellent timing, StartupWA has today released a preliminary report examining the state’s startup ecosystem, looking at the benefits for the Western Australian economy of developing its tech and digital innovation sector, and how these can be achieved.

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Perth startup Buzzy looks to take on Airtasker by building a sense of trust and community between users

- April 28, 2015 2 MIN READ

Thanks to the internet, we are living in an age where there is almost no chore that can’t be outsourced to someone on the internet, no matter how boring – from lawn mowing to kitchen cleaning to doing laundry, someone will be willing to do it for some extra cash. Though Airtasker and Gumtree seem to have the task outsourcing market sewn up, a Perth entrepreneur has launched a new platform called Buzzy.

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Western Australia’s new trend: Is the ASX now a competitor to Angel Investors?

- July 3, 2014 4 MIN READ

Something is happening over in Western Australia. In January 2013 reports in the media spoke about the growing number of backdoor listings on the Australian Securities Exchange were seen as being quicker and easier than arranging a traditional IPO for smaller mining companies. Most of these companies such as Wolf Petroleum, that listed last year after a reverse takeover involving Strzelecki Metals Ltd and Orecorp who listed in a backdoor deal with Silver Stone Resources Ltd.

Now it seems technology startups are in the limelight.

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Mentors you should know in the startup space: Perth Edition (2014)

- April 2, 2014 4 MIN READ

Time and time again in my old corporate gig, it used to be joked about that WA stood for “wait awhile”. I strongly disagree with this sentiment and would probably relocate to Perth if I hadn’t become such a Sydney-sider, aside from the fact that it is one of the most gorgeous, chilled cities in Australia – what is happening in the tech space there is quite phenomenal.