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In the last three years, STM Goods has doubled in size, tripled in revenue, has offices in Sydney, San Diego, London and Kuala Lumpur and has products available in more than 30 countries

The term “hack” is probably the most abused term in the startup ecosystem and that is no small feat, by any standard. Everything constitutes a hack and everything can be hacked.

In short, it's the perfect alternative to email for sending messages and files, both for business and to friends allowing users to securely delete sent messages (along with pictures, documents and videos) from both a sender’s and recipient’s devices.

ActivePipe, a Melbourne based automated communications platform for real estate has announced a successful $1.8m pre-Series A funding round to accelerate current Australian growth and secure international distribution.

The findings of the largest and most in-depth survey of Victoria’s startup landscape has revealed that Victoria is leading the way when it comes to turning startups into high value, high growth companies.

Perth-based labour hire and residential building group, The GO2 People, is seeking to raise $12 million to support its growth and expansion plans ahead of its intention to list on the Australian Securities Exchange in September.

Successful applicants will receive $25,000 seed investment, tailored training and world class mentoring over a 10-week period. They will also have the opportunity to fly to Austin for a one-on-one session with Ash Maurya

Startup Onramp founder Colin Kinner announced the opening of a second program in Brisbane commencing in September, to be followed by expansion of the program into regional startup hubs across Queensland and then interstate.

One barrier to existing small businesses becoming digitally aware is their perception of what it actually means for their business and the implications that it will have financially.

Many businesses are still playing catch-up. It is not uncommon to see businesses using automated HR legacy systems with prohibitive pricing models and complex implementations.

The greatest hurdle in building a tribe of loyal and engaged followers is to identify your audience and get to know them as intimately as possible; you should be publishing the type of content that your specific audience is actively seeking and habitually consuming.

The company was conceived as a way of transferring money without the cost and delays associated with traditional international bank transfers and initially sought to provide Indian expats in Australia with a cost-effective means of sending money to family back home.

Through its purpose-built mobile app and a personalised prepaid Visa card, Spriggy gives kids as young as eight the independence and responsibility to learn real-world money skills in an online era.

Fingerprint for Success (F4S) was developed after Michelle led a world-first study into the attitudes and motivations of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

Since releasing its beta product, easyshare has paid over $10 million in rent and bills for customers. easyshare founder John Bush, said the customer response to the platform had been overwhelmingly positive

I blame my parents for introducing me to wine. Back then they lived on acreage in the Yarra Valley and visiting them on Uni holidays there were only two real leisure activities: riding horses and tasting wine.

A study shows 92% of consumers read online reviews of local businesses, but only around 5% of businesses have customer reviews on their own websites.

Any business can find their customers flaunting mobile devices and engaging with multitude of apps. But, a recent study data published by Localytics revealed that only 20% of the apps are retained after 90 days of download

“sello shouldn’t be confused with a DIY agency," says Macintosh. sello’s clients pay a flat fee of $7,550 regardless of the property value which includes agency fee and all marketing costs.

Changes in technology and consumer behaviour are driving major changes to brick-and-mortar stores. And if your business can adapt to these changes, you will be well placed for long-term success.

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