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Jarred Baker, CEO Groupee

Millennial-focused fintech app Groupee launches world’s first instant pay sharing platform

Millennial-focused fintech Groupee is pioneering the social payments landscape, introducing a world-first, real-time payment app that allows groups of people to instantly share the cost of any purchase, anytime and anywhere that accepts Visa tap-and-go payments.
Ben Hutt, CEO and Managing Director of Evergen

Australian renewable energy company Evergen secures its first international software licensing agreement in South...

Evergen, one of Australia’s fastest growing renewable energy systems and software provider today announced its first international software distribution deal, partnering with South African battery storage distributor Midnight Sun Energy Storage Systems.

Do millionaires lease or buy cars? A look into the vehicular habits of the...

As tempting as the proposition of leasing a car sounds, the rich actually prioritize their needs before diving into this deal. Generally speaking, there are some basic considerations to ponder upon before leasing anything.

The benefits of game-based learning for compliance training [SPONSORED]

While there have been numerous innovations to improve the effectiveness of compliance training, one that has shown extraordinary results is game-based learning.

Are you building a supply chain startup? Here are 6 tips you should keep...

The supply chain landscape is highly competitive, and without a solid plan in place, you will most likely not see through your first year. As long as you focus on your end game and are prepared to put in the time to go the distance, you will have every chance of success.

Get your head in the game: 5 things to know about mentally preparing for...

After recently securing our first round of funding from 8 experienced investors, we learned that there are 5 key things you can do to mentally prepare for the exciting but brutal process that is raising capital.
Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, RideshareTax

How a rideshare experience led two accountants to start a new fintech startup

Founded by qualified accountants, Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, Rideshare Tax has now officially launched to the Australian rideshare community and it already has the support of rideshare giant, Uber.
EzySt Mick Jarvie, Damian Funnell, and Ben Everitt

New Australian fuel app promises to be a game-changer for industry and motorists

EzySt differs from existing fuel pricing apps and schemes: it delivers special prices from multiple retailers straight to the user’s mobile phone (cheaper than advertised prices), doesn’t rely on crowd-sourced information, and is free to download and use.
Shane Kerr, Hear Me Talk

These two startups are bringing accessibility to email via an app that reads emails...

Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way.

These are the top 10 branding and graphic design trends for SMBs to watch...

The company reviewed thousands of design projects in progress on its platform right now and worked with its global designer community to identify the up and coming trends that will shape small business branding over the coming year.
StartupAUS CEO and lead author of StartupAUS’ Crossroads 2020 Report Alex McCauley

Australia continues to build its billion dollar businesses despite political headwinds, says StartupAUS’ Crossroads...

Australia continues to build on the fundamentals to support a thriving homegrown startup ecosystem, with a rapidly growing cohort of $100 million+ companies and the average Series A (later stage funding round) almost doubling in size since 2015, according to Crossroads 2020
David Davies, founder AgUnity

This Brisbane entrepreneur left banking to build a disruptive agtech startup, now looks to...

Former Goldman Sachs and Lehman Bros banker David Davies, founder of impact startup and agtech business AgUnity, recently announced the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise to raise $1.25 million.

These two Aussie university students are trying to improve the mental health of their...

When Monash University students, Anh and Maria, surveyed their peers about how they could improve student life on campus, they were struck by a recurring theme; academic pressure was consistently a key contributor to students’ diminishing mental health - so they’ve created an app to fix it.
Swimply-CEO-and-co-founder-Bunim-Laskin

Swimply, the Airbnb of swimming pools, launches its first-of-a-kind online marketplace for pool sharing...

Founded by 22-year-old entrepreneur, Bunim Laskin, who, as the eldest of 12 children created Swimply out of necessity and a desire for relief and relaxation on a hot summer day.
Tim Bray, Ecocentric

Aussie smart energy tech startup raises $3.2 million in crowdfunding rush for device that...

Ecocentric’s funding to date includes $3.2 million raised from equity investors with the support of Merchant Corporate Advisory.. Equity crowdfunding legislation was introduced in January 2018. Previously, everyday investors didn’t have access to these types of investments.

Ready to build a great business in the New Year? Here are the building...

With the startup landscape changing before our eyes and 2020 on the horizon, it is more important than ever for founders and small business owners to adopt new strategies in order to continue developing their brand, as well as their own entrepreneurial skill set.

Challenger telco ReadiiTel smashes its equity crowdfunding target with Equitise

The Melbourne telecommunications and managed Information Technology (IT) business founded by former Telstra employee Daniel Li is a first mover in the disruptive telco space and a challenger to existing players in the marketplace such as Telstra, Vocus, Dodo, TPG and Optus.

Christmas is not always merry for Australia’s small businesses: 3 out of 5 SMEs...

If Christmas 2019 is anything like last year, Australians will collectively spend around $51.5 billion between mid-November and 25 December. However, a study by Honeycomb Strategy on behalf of OnDeck Australia, found that the festive season can bring disruption to SMEs.
Mazviita Foto, the founder of Nannies Now

Meet the Uber of childcare: this start up is bringing the sharing economy to...

Mazviita Foto, the Founder of Nannies Now is on a mission to help make it easier for mums to get some “me time” to improve their health and wellbeing with a new app Nannies Now that makes it easy to find babysitters in your area at the last minute.

SME owners run risk of festive season burnout: 1 in 3 have no plans...

Research by leading online lender OnDeck confirms that one in three (30%) SME owners have no plans to take time off this year. Among the 70% that do intend to take a break, a holiday is likely to be a ‘workation’, with 95% of SME owners saying they check emails while away from their business.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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