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Stripe: Aussie online businesses still falling behind Asia, Europe in race to go global

Online businesses in Australia have a strong appetite for international growth but are falling behind businesses in Asia Pacific and Europe, revealed new research published by payments infrastructure company Stripe.

This tech startup is Australia’s first online marketplace for property management

Rent360 is uniquely positioned to disrupt the slow moving property management industry by offering both property investors and ambitious property managers a better deal.

These leading business women told us why Australia needs more female founders and how...

It is important that Australia increases the number of women founders as it sets an example for females of all ages that they have the power and authority to establish enterprises that give rise to their dreams.

This workplace training start-up has raised $4 million in pre-Series A funding

Investing further in GO1 was a no brainer. GO1 is the perfect example of a startup who absolutely gets it and is poised to grow rapidly all over the world into a leading provider of learning and management platforms.

Meet the entrepreneur behind the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup

The outcome was a lightweight and thoroughly considered design that was BPA free and non-toxic; the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, KeepCup was born.

Australia’s first dedicated online portal for social enterprise opportunities has launched

Social Change Central is Australia’s first dedicated online social enterprise opportunities portal, and is the brainchild of social entrepreneur and Myer Foundation Fellow, Jay Boolkin, and corporate lawyer turned social entrepreneur, Anne Lennon.

Is your business sustainable or is it destined to become just another failure statistic?

How often do we hear or read that a lack of strategic planning and operational management is the cause of an SME to fail? It happens far too often, but it doesn’t need to with a little foresight and planning.

This successful online media businesswoman is helping other mums excel in business

The membership-based organisation provides mothers with rich online content and access to relevant services and benefits including business support, advice and services to help them grow their business.

What is the impact of disruption – both digital and physical – on international...

Thanks to digital disruption the world is getting smaller and global customers more accessible. Global e-commerce sales are growing at 20% per annum and are forecast to reach US$2 trillion in 2016. This will double to US$4 trillion by 2020.

App expert says Australian start-ups are too tech-heavy and that’s why so many fail

“From my experience, tech start-ups tend to forget about the importance of selling and marketing and focus too much on the product. It is vital to have key members of your team who are tech-savvy people but without team members who understand sales and marketing, traction and business success may become difficult to achieve," explains Steve.

This healthtech start-up that delivers more accurate drug doses has raised a $2.6m Series...

DoseMe, a privately held digital medical solutions provider, recently announced it had closed a $2.6 million Series A financing round, valuing the company at $20 million. The funding was secured from two veteran healthcare executives, Greg Spurgin and Gary Cunningham, both founders of leading US outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy company Results Physiotherapy.

Victorian Government allocates $600k for accelerator to boost Melbourne start-ups

Startupbootcamp received $600,000 for the first year (2016), with the potential of following up funding in the subsequent years. The funds will enable the opening of a hardware lab in Kydo, Melbourne’s IoT and Data Tech Startup Space and will provide the core funding for the launch of the accelerator program in 2017.

This Australian online marketplace has ballooned out to Europe, based in Berlin

Redbubble, the online creative marketplace powered by more than 400,000 independent artists, announced recently that it will be opening its first European office in Berlin in early 2017, signalling a period of rapid international growth for the company.

The Uber of weddings – is this start-up the future of the $300 billion...

JoinMyWedding.com is the first online global platform that enables to-be married couples to open up their weddings to travellers who seek authentic cultural experiences on their holidays by connecting them via selling and buying tickets to weddings.

This new tech start-up has got taxi drivers switching lanes into parcel delivery

New service recently launched in Sydney, allows taxi drivers to deliver parcels 24/7. After two months of operations, the Sydney-based company expands its activities to more cities across the country.

iCommercial looks to expand globally after capturing over two thirds of Australia’s commercial real...

Having acquired almost 70 per cent of the commercial real estate market since launching two years ago, iCommercial is set to make waves on a global scale

Australia’s ‘Airbnb of storage’ is taking on Asia’s AUD$4 billion self storage market

Aussie peer-to-peer and B2C marketplace for space, Spacer recently partnered with Europe’s largest peer-to-peer storage provider, Costockage to enter Asia

This start-up has opened a European office off the back of its A$3.2 million...

Australian start-up, Meeco, has opened an office in Europe off the back of an A$3.2 million seed funding round from a syndicate of private investors

This Brisbane start-up is doing away with the headaches of managing a large brand

Designers face multiple minor changes. Marketers face escalating costs. This has been the reality of enterprise brand management. Outfit is changing that

Should we get our packages delivered at night? These two shopaholics say, hell yeah!

Package delivery service zipmate has launched in Sydney allowing online shoppers to schedule all their packages to be delivered on-demand at night

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