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PeopleSpark raises US$1 million to make a million people quantifiably happier at work

PeopleSpark, brainchild of Australian serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Bigcommerce, Mitchell Harper, has announced a US$1 million seed funding round

Bigcommerce co-founder unveils a new start-up that will make us happier at work

Co-founder of Bigcommerce, Mitchell Harper has unveiled his new start-up, PeopleSpark, aiming to make one million people quantifiably happier at work

Bigcommerce thinking big: lauches single-click app store for eCommerce

Now, business tool integration is a little bit easier, thanks to some big thinking. Bigcommerce has launched Single Click Apps, a new app store that integrates...

Bigcommerce lands the big one, $40 million raised. (Steve) Case closed

Last month, Bigcommerce co-founder Eddie Machaalani threw some stats at us and proclaimed: “Economists need look no further to prove that e-commerce is thriving.” Well, he wasn’t far...

How Bigcommerce is crowdsourcing its newest software engineers with a little friendly competition

Sometimes a business has to think outside the box to find a pivotal role like a software engineer. That is exactly what Bigcommerce is...

PushStart’s first ever Accelerator Program includes apps for social gatherings, surfers, and more

The 13-week program is run by PushStart, the tech startup community group, and will conclude in June. Its first intake of entrepreneurs includes everything from enterprise social media support tools, social life planning apps, blogs for new parents and, a site to help surfers swap their boards.

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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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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