Category Archives: Entrepreneurs Back

Companies are buying these portable soundproof rooms like crazy to fix the worst thing about their open floor offices

Room is a new company that’s created private, semi-soundproof phone booths for noisy, crowded offices. Already, the company has snagged high profile clients like NASA, Salesforce, and Nike. Room says they’re on track to sell $US10 million worth of product in their first year of business. If you work in an open office, it’s likely … Read more

Post-capitalist entrepreneurship : startups for the 99% (book)

Author: Boyd Cohen This book details the implications of the post-capitalist society on entrepreneurship around the globe, and it challenges many of our underlying assumptions about how entrepreneurs form startups and the objectives and roles, or lack thereof, of startup investors in a post-capitalist society. The author explores real emerging stories about different forms of … Read more

Networking is key to better funding outcomes for female entrepreneurs

New research by US venture capital firm Illuminate Ventures has reiterated the problems female entrepreneurs face compared to men in getting better access to capital to scale their businesses. The report titled “Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship: Voices of Founders and Funders” surveyed around 600 entrepreneurs and 600 VC investors on their opinions about what attitudes make for … Read more

Meet Edwina Sharrock, the midwife and entrepreneur who scored a $200,000 deal with Janine Allis

Edwina Sharrock is a registered midwife and mum of two from Tamworth in New South Wales who is building an empire helping women give birth. On this week’s episode of Shark Tank Sharrock successfully attracted a $200,000 investment from Boost Juice founder Janine Allis for a 10% stake in her business. Given how few female founders attract venture … Read more