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Say hello to Gerald aka Mr You-Can't-Touch-This (don't ask, long story). This lad fell in love with both writing and business way before he even got his first kiss. It is therefore no surprise that he now writes about business! A prolific freelance writer, Gerald joined the Fantastic Four... sorry, the fantastic Anthill team in July 2012 and has been contributing to the awesomeness on these pages since then.

Budding startup: Aussie medical cannabis company secures $4 million Series A round

Six months after launch, CannVaLate, Australia’s largest network of cannabis prescribing medicinal clinics, has raised $4 milion in Series A funding, with over 50% of funds coming from the medical profession. The company plans to go to IPO in early 2019.

Soaring Australian start-up Cosmetic Capital ships more than 100,000 orders in two years on...

Online retailer and start-up, Cosmetic Capital, has shipped more than 100,000 orders on Neto since launching just two years ago, cementing its position as one of Australia’s leading discount beauty online retailers.

Social networking app Travello raises AUD$5 million to build the world’s largest online community...

Founded in 2015 by two footy mates from northern Queensland, Travello connects travellers from all corners of the globe, recommends experiences and allows users to browse and book more than 50,000 activities. The social networking app is currently used by more than 350,000 travellers in 180 countries. In July 2018 alone, Travello recorded 1.8M events on the Travello feed.

Is your startup operating in the sharing economy? Here are EOFY tips for you

With the rise in peer to peer business and the growth in the gig economy, it is unsurprising that the ATO is increasing its attention in this space. Just after the Federal budget was handed down, it updated its page on the sharing economy, signalling its intention to monitor this growing industry closely.

Here are 4 tips on how you can turn your favourite hobby into a...

Some of the best business ideas start from a hobby and it’s easy to see why – you already like doing it, know a lot about it and are passionate about it, all of which are great ingredients for business success.

This tech startup is here to change how international students apply to study in...

Three brothers Nick, Mike and Guilherme from Brazil, who are currently living in Australia, have been working on Brigie's development since November 2016.

Cloud accounting tech startup Rounded has secured a Series A investment round

Rounded provides intuitive and straightforward accounting solutions, specifically for sole-traders. The SaaS company, established in 2015 hopes to aggressively pursue its growth strategy, targeting the lucrative and growing “gig economy”

European rideshare service Taxify closes $175m investment round led by Daimler

Samuel Raciti, Taxify's Country Manager for Australia, “This investment round is very exciting news for Taxify in Australia as it means we can accelerate our growth by further expanding our local operations."

This Sydney tech startup has built a ‘budgeting app on steroids’ to help you...

Frollo, a company based in North Sydney, has developed an app - also called Frollo - that analyses your bank transactions and recommends ways for you to spend less and save more. Think of it as a budgeting app on steroids.

Australian short-term rental company MadeComfy secures circa $6m in funding

With Australia’s short-term rental market now contributing an estimated $6 billion to the Australian economy and creating over 40,000 full-time jobs, MadeComfy’s growth and this new round of investment shows market confidence in a vital, growing industry.

This new Sydney startup is here to change the way event planners work with...

Founded by singer and professional musician Javier Trueba, The Hip Stars Band is a cooperative of national musicians – singers and instrumentalists.

World leading video maker Biteable raises AU$2.8 million Series A funding round

The capital will also be used to drive further global growth of the platform, which has seen its user base explode from 1.1 million to 3 million users over the last 12 months. The business plans to triple its headcount, growing to a team of 75 over the coming months.

Melbourne’s Girl Geek Academy announces first all-women video game making hackathon

Australia’s Girl Geek Academy has responded to market demand and launched Australia’s first all-woman game making hackathon, #SheHacksGames, aimed to increase the number of women working in game development and building tangible products.

Meet Virtual Legal, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Micro Biz]

The Law On Earth platform will negate the need for a lot of the population to see law firms at all unless they are in a big litigation or have a particularly messy situation. So this is a very big change for the industry.

Meet finder.com.au, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Online]

finder.com.au is not affiliated with any one institution or outlet, so it's genuine advice from a team of experts who care about helping Australians find better. Since launching in 2006, it has helped Aussies make over 17.4 million decisions.

Meet ELMO, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Big Kahuna]

Today ELMO is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for automating all HR processes from hire-to-retire in real-time and on any device, including automated recruitment, personalised on-boarding and learning & the ANZs largest e-course library.

Meet Soak Society, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Global]

There wasn't anything I could find in Australia at the time that was salts mixed with clays and essential oils and petals. I made what I wanted to use. It is so much better than alternatives that contain synthetic colours and fragrances.

Meet myEd, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [X-Factor]

myEd intentionally sheds the legacy of the "industrialised model of teaching". Unlike other products, whilst it does this, myEd intelligently keeps some key familiar aspects of a teacher workflow, making it accessible to a wide range of teachers.

Airtasker co-founder Jonathan Lui’s new property venture Soho raises 1.65 million funding round led...

After launching Soho last year, Jono received significant interest from investors, which moved the planned 2018 capital raise forward 6 months with finalised $1.65 million of commitments at the end of last year.

Meet Briometrix, Anthill 2017 Cool Company Award WINNER [Innovation]

We are turning every wheelchair into a 'Google car' on map cities. We will create that wheelchair Icon on Google Maps

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