Monthly Archives: January 2018 Back

The growth director’s secret : how your customers could be buying more of what you’re selling (book)

Author: Andrew Brent Growth can be the most important attribute that any business can have, and yet is commonly the least well-managed area of a business’ operations. Explaining why this is, The Growth Director’s Secret examines the structural/cultural factors that hold many conventionally-organized companies back. The book explores important new insights from neurological research, which … Read more

Digital greeting card startup Cardly raises $230,000 from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Having last year walked away from a $250,000 deal with Naomi Simson brokered on the set of Shark Tank, Melbourne-founded digital greeting card startup Cardly has raised $230,000 in a seed funding round led by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA). The funding comes as the startup looks to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to further … Read more

Crowd funding websites given licences to help businesses raise money

THE FIRST seven licences have been issued for crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries to allow them to provide their services to help unlisted small to medium businesses raise money from investors. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued the licences under the new CSF regime and it means eligible public companies will now be able … Read more

A lesson about self awareness from PagerDuty cofounder Alex Solomon

Before launching  IT operations management platform PagerDuty with his cofounders in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon. The time he spent there, and in particular the projects he worked on and the specific challenges associated with them, would eventually lead to the creation of PagerDuty, a startup … Read more

One Melbourne entrepreneur’s mission to clean up the world’s oceans

LUDOVIC Grosjean, founder of Melbourne-based startup OceanXGroup, wants to solve the problem of polluted waterways and oceans. Grosjean’s mission is to clean up the world’s waterways with drone technology and, with his unique background as an engineer and oceanographer, he’s well placed to tackle the problem. “Ocean pollution is major. If you look at the … Read more

Ten types of innovation the discipline of building breakthroughs (ebook)

Author: Larry Keeley and others Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T, and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types of Innovation—that provided insight into innovation. The Ten Types of Innovation explores these insights to … Read more

Dunedin startup CodeLingo raises NZ$540,000 from Reinventure and Right Click Capital

Dunedin startup CodeLingo has raised NZ$540,000 ($494,000) in seed funding from Australian venture capital firms Right Click Capital and Reinventure. The funding will go towards further development of the startup’s tech, expanding its team, and scaling its business operations. Founded in 2016, CodeLingo looks to address the problem of technical debt by enabling software development teams to … Read more

Perth startup Tap into Safety helps companies train staff on workplace safety and monitor staff mental health

Most of us should be able to expect to get home in one piece after work. Unfortunately, accidents happen – though the work-related fatality rate in Australia has decreased by 49 percent from a peak of over 300 in 2007, statistics from Safe Work Australia found $46.2 billion was lost to partial incapacity, $6.5 billion … Read more

Splend CEO on why the vehicle rental startup needs to diversify away from Uber

SPLEND, Australia’s largest share economy vehicle network and an Uber preferred partner, has secured a strategic investment from Element Fleet Management (TSX: EFN) to support the next phase of its global expansion plans. Element secured a 12.5 per cent stake in the fast-growing Splend, which aims to have $220 million in vehicles under management by … Read more