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Ed-tech startup Zookal raises $15 million to accelerate its growth in South East Asia

Zookal, the global student support platform that provides a variety of services and products such as textbooks to help make student university life easy has raised AUD$15 million in equity funding in an oversubscribed round to accelerate the company's growth in South East Asia.

Are you frustrated with crunching your personal finances on spreadsheets? Two long-time buddies have...

The year was 2012. Alvin Singh, an experienced software engineer, had just changed jobs and was looking to get his personal finances together. As his...

Are you a student with dreams of entrepreneurship? These two Aussie start-ups have put...

The coming of the Internet age has made starting a business way easier than ever before in all aspects: raising capital, marketing, hiring, you...

Dual Drivers: Ahmed Haider and Tia Saunders, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winners

UTS students Tia Saunders and Ahmed Haider found their entrepreneurial breakthrough when they discovered the hidden cost of education: textbooks, besides being heavy to lug around, were steeply priced. In 2010, Haider and Saunders launched Zookal, an online textbook rental service billing itself as "by uni students and for uni students." The site received 18,000 hits within its first two weeks and Zookal rented out all books in stock in its first semester of operations.

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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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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