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Say hello to Gerald aka Mr You-Can't-Touch-This (don't ask, long story). This lad fell in love with both writing and business way before he even got his first kiss. It is therefore no surprise that he now writes about business! A prolific freelance writer, Gerald joined the Fantastic Four... sorry, the fantastic Anthill team in July 2012 and has been contributing to the awesomeness on these pages since then.

Australian short-term rental company MadeComfy secures circa $6m in funding

With Australia’s short-term rental market now contributing an estimated $6 billion to the Australian economy and creating over 40,000 full-time jobs, MadeComfy’s growth and this new round of investment shows market confidence in a vital, growing industry.

This new Sydney startup is here to change the way event planners work with...

Founded by singer and professional musician Javier Trueba, The Hip Stars Band is a cooperative of national musicians – singers and instrumentalists.

World leading video maker Biteable raises AU$2.8 million Series A funding round

The capital will also be used to drive further global growth of the platform, which has seen its user base explode from 1.1 million to 3 million users over the last 12 months. The business plans to triple its headcount, growing to a team of 75 over the coming months.

Melbourne’s Girl Geek Academy announces first all-women video game making hackathon

Australia’s Girl Geek Academy has responded to market demand and launched Australia’s first all-woman game making hackathon, #SheHacksGames, aimed to increase the number of women working in game development and building tangible products.

Meet Virtual Legal, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Micro Biz]

The Law On Earth platform will negate the need for a lot of the population to see law firms at all unless they are in a big litigation or have a particularly messy situation. So this is a very big change for the industry.

Meet finder.com.au, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Online]

finder.com.au is not affiliated with any one institution or outlet, so it's genuine advice from a team of experts who care about helping Australians find better. Since launching in 2006, it has helped Aussies make over 17.4 million decisions.

Meet ELMO, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Big Kahuna]

Today ELMO is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for automating all HR processes from hire-to-retire in real-time and on any device, including automated recruitment, personalised on-boarding and learning & the ANZs largest e-course library.

Meet Soak Society, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Global]

There wasn't anything I could find in Australia at the time that was salts mixed with clays and essential oils and petals. I made what I wanted to use. It is so much better than alternatives that contain synthetic colours and fragrances.

Meet myEd, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [X-Factor]

myEd intentionally sheds the legacy of the "industrialised model of teaching". Unlike other products, whilst it does this, myEd intelligently keeps some key familiar aspects of a teacher workflow, making it accessible to a wide range of teachers.

Airtasker co-founder Jonathan Lui’s new property venture Soho raises 1.65 million funding round led...

After launching Soho last year, Jono received significant interest from investors, which moved the planned 2018 capital raise forward 6 months with finalised $1.65 million of commitments at the end of last year.

Meet Briometrix, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Innovation]

We are turning every wheelchair into a 'Google car' on map cities. We will create that wheelchair Icon on Google Maps

Meet Cashrewards, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Number Crusher]

By paying after the confirmation of the sale its retailers can directly measure their ROI. Cashrewards is now the cheapest way to shop in Australia at over 1200 retailers including Amazon, eBay, Apple, Woolworths, Dan Murphys, AliExpress and Nike.

Meet Whispli, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Social Capitalist]

Whispli enables employees and business stakeholders to inform anonymously their organisations on potential (or actual) risks and breaches of good, ethical business practices before it becomes a threat.

Meet Austockphoto, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Startup]

Austockphoto isn’t selling images of exported, clichéd Australia that might appeal to an international tourist market, instead they are intentionally building a collection of storytelling images which Australian audiences can relate to that celebrate the everyday.

Meet Marquette IP, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Savvy Service]

Only two and a half years into business, Marquette is already gaining attention from branding agencies around the world and even large corporates who desire a more tailored and contemporary approach

Meet Sidekicker, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [COOLEST]

Sidekicker is an on-demand staffing platform that allows businesses to hire staff at the click of a button, specialising in the temporary and casual world. It does this by connecting businesses directly with an engaged pool of over 11,000 skilled workers (Sidekicks)

Here’s why we’re both weary and hopeful about the state of cybersecurity in 2018

We live in a world of room-cleaning robots and artificial-intelligence driven algorithms that sort inboxes after learning users’ habits. So, given all those impressive advancements, why do the news headlines suggest we aren’t making such great strides in the realm of cybersecurity?

These ten Australian tech companies have won places on Latin American accelerator

Ten of Australia’s best tech companies have been announced as finalists in a unique Latin American accelerator program. After extensive mentoring, the finalists will battle it out in front of judges in Santiago.

Does your small business have a supportive network? Here’s why it’s so important

Optus recently spoke with our SMB customer base, and found that 46 per cent of SMBs seek advice and expertise from other business owners, with a further 61 per cent saying they have experienced a time where they felt isolated.

How this Australian millennial entrepreneur went from spreadsheets to snowfields

The inspiring story of how millennial entrepreneur, Matt Gillespie, 30, navigated several changes of career and landed in Hakuba, Japan. International transfer company OFX helped make the dream a reality.

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