News & Analysis
Building a startup based around and wholly dependant on another business’ API is a risky journey, and one that should be tread carefully as depending on a sole supplier in order for you to be able to deliver your service can backfire.
Australian entrepreneurs Dan Joyce and Jared Mooring have turned to UK based equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube to raise seed funds for their new venture, My Mate Your Date.
It is unclear whether the company offers an effective, all-natural alternative to SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), but the growth of the company, and more importantly, returning customers, suggests Fridmark is onto something. He claimed that his beverage range, particularly NOA Relaxation, emerged as a “counter-reaction to energy drinks”.
It was meant to be a business makeover, but the result is more akin to a business demolition. In June this year, Startup Daily reported on an up-and-coming reality TV show Feed A Starving Crowd that was, at the time, accepting online applications from small business owners looking to execute a kickarse marketing strategy.
Over recent weeks, Russel Howarth via the twitter moniker @ArrestingUber has been making some very bold, very public claims about Uber.
Last night as most of us in Australia slept, a slight crisis was happening for thousands of publishers and online entities that rely upon display advertising as a source of revenue for their businesses. Most of the internet was completely Ad Free, for a little under two hours.
Sydney-based startup OneFitStop has announced that it has secured seed funding for the finalisation of its technology and initial rollout in the Australian fitness industry. The angel investor that contributed to the seed round is seasoned entrepreneur Lewis Bloch. However, OneFitStop remains tight-lipped about the amount raised.
Pozible, a global crowdfunding platform based out of Melbourne, announced this morning that it had formed a partnership with IDG Capital Partners and the Shanghai-Nanxiang Government.
After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Kearney decided to do something about this ‘expensive gown situation’. He roped in his friend from uni to create GownTown, a startup that sells graduation sets for $99.
Choosing to align himself with a firm such as Battery Ventures, widely considered a top ten US Venture Capital firm, is an extremely well thought out strategic decision on behalf of Nitro founder, Sam Chandler.
A new startup-focused media company has entered into the fray, with the launch of This Week In Startups Australia (TWISTA). The podcast will follow a similar format to its US counterpart This Week in Startups (TWIST) founded by entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis.
The latest startup to join the billion dollar club (which feels like is something happening every other month these days) is Slack, the enterprise focused collaboration platform founded by entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield.
Like many tech startups are leading with a ‘mobile first’ play in a lot of industries, there is a growing community of content creators that are leading with their own ‘online first’ focus – and this in-and-of itself is partly what is beginning to create such a strong online streaming and on demand content culture across the globe.
Social content marketing technology startup Stackla has today announced the close of its first capital raise totalling $2 million.
Rob Rhinehart, Silicon Valley-based software engineer and creator of the supposedly nutritious, taste-deprived goop Soylent, sacrificed his health in pursuit of something quite ambitious – saving the universe from drying out.