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Aussie logistics start-up Ofload secures AU$2.8M seed funding led by Maersk

Aussie logistics start-up Ofload secures AU$2.8M seed funding led by Maersk

In order to address the significant issue of wastage in the road freight industry, Ofload’s digital platform live matches quality shippers with vetted and reliable carriers―reducing empty miles and idle time for small to medium businesses and ultimately providing better service at a lower price.
From India to Melbourne: the rise and rise of digital media tyro, Sagar Sethi - Xugar

From India to Melbourne: the rise and rise of the digital media tyro, Sagar...

So confident is Xugar in its ability to deliver the digital goods it created something during the COVID-19 crisis called the 'Trust Package' which guarantees results or the client won't be charged.
Safeguarding your business against the impending insolvency rise - Immediation

Safeguarding your business against the impending insolvency rise – Immediation

There is an increasingly important role for external mediators and facilitators to support Australian businesses and entrepreneurs get back on their feet by using their skills to ensure that the conversations that need to be had between employers and employees are handled clearly, consistently and compassionately.
Sendle raises $19 million to help small businesses thrive, as eCommerce grows

Sendle raises $19 million to help small businesses thrive, as eCommerce grows in Australia...

The additional capital will be used to ensure Sendle’s network is stronger and more reliable than ever, and ensure small businesses can deliver to increased customer demand in the coming months and ahead of Christmas.
Sydney-based Lyka Pet Food secures $1.57 million in funding during the recession

Sydney-based Lyka Pet Food secures $1.57 million in funding during the recession

Lyka successfully addresses two key needs of the modern dog owner: nutritious produce in a delivery subscription format that suits their lifestyle.”
Digital Wine Ventures raises $6m to fund launch of a wine trade marketplace

Digital Wine Ventures raises $6m to fund launch of a wine trade marketplace

The volume of cases processed through the cloud-based platform over the last three months doubled as Australians took advantage of online ordering to purchase from their favourite wineries as an alternative to visiting retail outlets and shopping centres.
Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business - Fast chief's insight

Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business – Insight from a chief at...

If you want to sell something – anything – online, Fast makes it easy for you to do so.
Curiosity or Catastrophe – How managers can impact employees in the second wave

Curiosity or Catastrophe – How managers can impact employees in the second wave

Remember, as a manager you’ve had some practice at this in lockdown one, and whilst it feels different, there is a constant here.
Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation - A Vend founder's take

Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation – A Vend founder’s take

While this was once dependent almost exclusively on beautiful products and memorable service, savvy retailers are now leveraging the power of the cloud technology to build sophisticated, streamlined and sustainable businesses.
Australia’s most sturdy esports franchise, ORDER, publicly launches Series B funding

Australia’s most sturdy esports franchise, ORDER, publicly launches Series B funding

For any sporting organisation to thrive in recent times, they have to have taken risks and driven a fan-first culture.
Whether you’re just getting started or have been running your business for years, making the decision to hire your first employee is a significant one, especially today in a time of increased uncertainty.

How to know when it’s time to bring on an extra pair of hands...

Whether you’re just getting started or have been running your business for years, making the decision to hire your first employee is a significant one, especially today in a time of increased uncertainty.
Neuromersiv just received a million dollars in grant funding for VR neurorehabilitation

Neuromersiv, a MedTech startup developing a VR solution for neurorehabilitation just received $1 million...

“We plan to position ourselves as a world-leading, clinically validated VR based rehabilitation therapy solution”, Neuromersiv’s CEO, Anshul Dayal said.
Introducing PawsEco: The first ever virtual marketplace for Aussie pet store owners

Introducing PawsEco: The first ever virtual marketplace for Aussie pet store owners

PawsEco is both an online marketplace and a digital platform which provides pet stores with the vital business tools required for individual growth, all in one place, including 24/7 on-the-go access to cloud-based point of sale, CRM, reporting and community support online.
Realife Tech announces COVID-19 Fan Safety Hub to help the return of live events

Realife Tech announces new COVID-19 Fan Safety Hub to help the return of live...

Its Post-Covid Fan Safety Hub then uses this information to provide functionality to reduce queues at entry and exit, allow for contactless ordering and collection of food and beverage and merchandise items, and delivers targeted safety and crowd density messaging through the venue or team’s mobile app and website.

Here’s how to make your app startup stand out to investors [SPONSORED]

If you’re unsure where to begin when it comes to finding serious investors or what shape your startup has to be in to even get in a room with one, let’s go over your approach here.
Nathalie Taquet, Founder and CEO of Bottli and eBottli

This new Australian technology is defending local wine exports against predicted $4.3 trillion global...

A new Australian-developed technology suite called eBottli has launched, with the potential to defend our wine export industry against the booming global trade in counterfeit wines.
Sprout Stack

Meet this Australian agtech startup that is growing food in shipping containers

An ambitious agtech startup based on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Sprout Stack is where technology meets traditional agriculture.
ATP Science

Formulating success: How ATP Science turned itself into an international vitamin and sport supplement...

ATP Science, an industry leader in science-based health, sports and nutrition supplements, just secured a partnership with the world’s most visited fitness website, Bodybuilding.com.
PROPPR

From regional Australia to Goop: How two Aussie entrepreneurs took their product to the...

The PROPPR story, and resulting business partnership, started in 2018, through a random but perhaps divinely orchestrated conversation, about the beautiful looking toilet foot stool which helps replicate the proper ‘squat position’.
Gathar founder and chief executive Jodie Mlikota

Airbnb of dinner parties, Gathar, raises $600,000 in seed investment funding

Food-tech startup Gathar, described as the Airbnb of dinner parties, has just closed $600,000 in seed investment funding, at a time when eating at home is surging in popularity.

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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).

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How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.

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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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