Whilst creating a skincare range for babies Nicky Jackson had an entrepreneurs light bulb moment – imagine if there was a place to upload her products online and quickly receive interest from category buyers nationally … then she would only have to focus her efforts on the buyers that were interested. And so RANGEme was born.
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.
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.
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.
Social Enterprises, unprofitable, unscalable and uninteresting.
That is, at least to the majority of Australian investors according to opinions of many innovators in the community that has now almost become a subset of the startup ecosystem we call social entrepreneurs.