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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.

From haunted houses to ‘destination venues’: How small businesses succeeded in 2019, and what...

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Australian economy. From small retailers and tech entrepreneurs to sustainable farmers and artists, Australia boasts 2.1 million of the brightest, dynamic and most innovative small businesses.

Say goodbye to box office queues: Sydney Festival’s TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX programme...

TodayTix, the premier digital gateway to theatre and performing arts experiences, is making Sydney Festival's popular TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX programme easier and more accessible for all audiences powered by TodayTix mobile Rush technology.

Nothing’s been the same since Uber came: Why on-demand startups are shaking up the...

It has been five years since Uber was legalised in Australia, but already in that time the taxi industry has plummeted and the value of a cab’s licence plate has decreased drastically. That disruption was caused by the simplicity and convenience of an on-demand service becoming available via an app on a smartphone.

Here are 10 team-building games you should try playing with your employees [SPONSORED]

Companies from all over the world have been known to embrace team building games as a way to motivate and encourage employees. In Australia, many companies engage their teams in both indoor games as well as outdoor activities to motivate them.

From fearful to fearless: Here is how tech evolves work productivity

The industrial revolution led to many advances in terms of job organization and management, but now that we have entered the fourth industrial revolution, it is time to reassess the way we evaluate and aid work productivity.

Who said Aussie entreprenership can’t thrive outside the capital cities? Here’s why I chose...

Wollongong: a perfect blend of mountains, sea and city. I’m a Wollongong local and I founded Devika right on the sands of North Wollongong...

Is regional area entrepreneurship the best kept secret in Australia? Why startups and scaleups...

Say the words “startup” and “regional area” together in a sentence, and some people will give you a questioning look. How can a regional city offer businesses in the startup and scaleup phase all they need to grow, prosper and ultimately remain sustainable?

Australian SEO startup Longtail UX expands into Japan by partnering with Sophola

SOPHOLA’s exclusive partnership with Longtail UX enables the Sydney startup to operate its service in Japan. As part of this agreement, SOPHOLA will work with Longtail UX to help it understand the production processes in the region.
Tropeaka co-founders Caleb Marshall and Blake Mackenzie

Healthy sells, healthy sales: This Australian health food start-up that focuses on millennials has...

Today, Tropeaka ships to over 50 countries around the world and recorded a turnover of over $10,000,000 last financial year, to become one of Australia’s fastest growing and largest health food companies.
Jason Byrne, CEO and co-founder of Freighty

Tech startup Freighty launches online shopping insurance for the masses – just in time...

Freighty has already secured key partnerships with one of the world’s leading brokers, BMS, and the world’s largest property and casualty insurance company, Chubb, which underwrites Freighty’s insurance.
Sunil Vohra and Kate Stone, TWI’s co-founders The Workability Index

A measure of culture: This Australian tech start up has launched the world’s first...

The Workability Index (TWI) is set to revolutionise the way that organisations assess, report and communicate workplace culture.
Leigh Jasper and David Murray Buildxact

Construction tech company Buildxact raises $8.5 million to grow faster into the under-served market...

David Murray, CEO of Buildxact, said that while other technology companies have focused on the big end of the construction industry, Buildxact has chosen to develop for a severely under-served segment of this large market.

Meet the Aussie startup that is tackling seniors’ isolation epidemic with virtual reality

SilVR Adventures is providing highly immersive virtual experiences tailored to groups of seniors in aged care facilities across Victoria and planning to expand to more Australian states in 2020.

Australia’s own Silicon Valley; Invest Wollongong launches with focus on attracting startups and scaleups

Invest Wollongong is focused on implementing practical programs that tangibly support startups and scaleups considering the thriving region as a place to call home

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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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