How to get noticed on Product Hunt: Tips from Content Snare, the startup that topped the charts alongside Facebook Watch

From building the website in ninety minutes from an Airbnb in Denver, to topping the Product Hunt charts alongside Facebook’s new “Watch” video platform, Content Snare co-founder James Rose has had a whirlwind 12 months. Content Snare’s platform, which is designed to help web developers get timely and accurate content from clients, was launched just … Read more

The Buy Queensland strategy breaks international trade deals

The Queensland government’s new controversial procurement strategy stacks the deck of public tenders against interstate and international suppliers, and is illegitimate under Australia’s free trade agreements. The strategy, Buy Queensland, is set to start next month. It will apply to all public agencies, statutory bodies and government-owned corporations that purchase goods and services, commission major projects and infrastructure, … Read more

Internet of Things startup Thinxtra receives $10 million investment to change the way we use data

Internet of things startup Thinxtra has raised $10 million from a government investment body, which will be used to extend the reach of its pioneering IoT network to 95% of Australia’s consumers with hopes of driving efficiency in the eHealth, smart cities, agriculture and consumer sectors. The funding comes from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), … Read more

Organisation Designs from Start-up to Global : Dynamic Designs for Growth (ebook)

Author: Mike Bellerby Over the last 30 years, Michael Bellerby has worked in over 100 organisations designing strategies, implementing operational improvements and radically changing performance. This experience has taught him that organisation design remains pivotal to the success of a company. This book provides leaders with the knowledge needed to assess the appropriateness of their … Read more

Australia Post partners with AlphaPaymentsCloud to launch online ecommerce hub

Australia Post has announced a new partnership with global fintech AlphaPaymentsCloud that will see the development an integrated ecommerce platform designed to help local retailers trade and compete online. Named the ‘AlphaCommerceHub’, the platform will provide an exclusive application programming interface (API) allowing merchants to easily connect to a range of services such as payments, … Read more

Usher signs on with Sydney tech startup: What startups need to know about brand ambassadors

ASX-listed Sydney tech startup MSM Corporation International has signed US pop superstar Usher as its new creative director and brand ambassador, with the singer-songwriter also set to be a brand ambassador, judge and mentor for the startup’s Megastar Millionaire competition. News of the partnership comes on the same day the company announced a $10.5 million capital raise … Read more

Sydney fintech startup Spriggy raises $2.5 million to change the way parents give their children pocket money

Sydney-based pocket money management startup Spriggy has closed a $2.5 million funding round to help parents teach their children about finances and savings, after its co-founders left their corporate banking roles “to do more for their customers” than what the big banks were offering. Co-founded in 2015 by Mario Hasanakos and Alex Badran, the mobile app … Read more

Quickbooks online for dummies, Australian edition (book)

Author: Priscilla Meli, Elaine Marmel QuickBooks Online For Dummies, Australian Edition is your key guide to getting business finances under control. From budgeting and payroll to tax, inventory, accounts and beyond, this book shows you everything you need to know to keep the cash flow flowing. Whether you’re a small business owner, accountant or bookkeeper, … Read more