It has been an interesting path to market for the team of Netherlands based startup 7write. Originally from Canberra they took a massive risk a couple of years ago and flew over 16,000 km’s to Berlin and pitched to be part of one of Europe’s most prestigious accelerator programs.
There are many conveniences that online shopping affords, but navigating through an ecommerce website can be as overwhelming as digging through piles of clothes in a department store. Built in the spirit of StumbleUpon, a Sydney-based startup Stashd has simplified – and even gamified – shopping with its mobile discovery engine for fashion enthusiasts.
I constantly meet people who have had the same idea for an original business in their head for years and are yet to even begin making it a reality. More often than not, these people will tell me that I am smart enough to come up with a great product and I shouldn’t be in a “me too” business like an Online Marketing Agency.
A humble startup from Melbourne, Frank Body, is getting young women across Australia to strip down, lather up with caffeinated powder, and Instagram naked selfies, along with the brand’s unique social media hashtag #thefrankeffect.
We live in a culture of immediacy. The demand for instant results has seeped into every aspect of our lives – so much, that we don’t have the patience to wait for a sandwich or taxi, let alone business growth and profitability. Is it the same for late stage capital access in Australia? Sure we want it but do we need it yet?
We need to avoid the disaster US startups are facing when it comes to employment lawsuits; and the best way to do this is by not following their lead. Doing so is dangerous, and could end up costing you your dreams.
You can often see Francis and his team at celebrity and A-List events with their equipment making people happy with their out of the box creations. What has everyone talking across the internet however today is the Viagra laced ice-cream he created for a recent celebrity clients event.
The Founders of Campaign Monitor, David Greiner and Ben Richardson, have just secured USD$250 million (AUD$266 million) of funds from US-based venture capital firms, after 10 years of bootstrapping. This is the largest capital injection experienced by an Australian technology startup ever.