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Tapestry.net, social media for seniors, gets $400K and sets sights on U.S. market

As is becoming the norm on the Australian startup scene, the best, brightest and the most innovative quickly head to the world market that...

Tapestry (NSW) – 2013 Anthill SMART 100

Like this innovation? Show your support by tweeting it, 'liking' it on Facebook, or leaving a comment below. 1. THE BEGINNING This innovation came to life...

Social media site for old people? Tapestry launches with the goal, ‘No senior left...

Whoever would have thought of social media exclusively for seniors? Well, here it is from a Sydneysider, Andrew Dowling, whose worldview was transformed by a visit to China to study population demographics as part of his master’s degree.

Tapestry (SMART 100)

Co-founders Andrew Dowling and Jay Teborek met while studying in Beijing. There, in an engagement with advisors to the Chinese government on macroeconomic policy, they came face to face with what is the biggest demographic trend in human history, one that will transform industries, governments and societies over the coming decades: the ageing population.


Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.


Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).


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...