We come from the land of Tall Poppy Syndrome, so it’s not surprising that Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey, both in their early 20s, garner some raised eyebrows when they talk about their expansion plans over the next 24 months for their business Appster.
Not too long ago Mikey De Wildt created a wordpress plugin as a bit of a side gig to work on at night when he got home from his role as an engineer and it wasn’t long before the Wordpress Backup to Dropbox plugin had over 740,000 downloads from around the world. It was the issues that came with servicing this base of customers that was inspiration for his new venture Influx.
On the surface it all seems like a nice gesture, two teams of passionate startup founders giving back to the community, but when we start to peel back the layers of the onion, we begin to see the framework of a very clever acquisition strategy that, in the long term, benefits Pocketbook and puts them on the path of reaching 1 million users.
Aussie winemaking legend, Rory Kent, is set to challenge the status quo by overlaying reality show principles onto winemaking. He’s calling upon wine lovers to embrace the opportunity to become wine makers in his reality show ‘Wine: Baptism of Fire’.
Your bounce rate is going to be different depending on the industry that you are in, we are in the content industry and on average the bounce rate is generally 40% – 60% for content based / news or information sites according to research published by Kiss Metrics blog last year.
This is our first ever ranked list for 2014. Unlike our Top Coders & Tech People or Startup of the Year lists, the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 has been selected by our team here at Shoe String.
Michelle Wright’s story as an entrepreneur begins in a sombre place. She was a primary school teacher; and when she fell pregnant with her second child, her husband filed for divorce.
The ecommerce market in Australia is extremely competitive at the moment. Here are 10 companies killing it online right now.