Category Archives: Startups Back

Sydney-founded Campaign Monitor acquires Canadian customer data platform Tagga

“Sydney-founded Campaign Monitor has acquired Canadian customer data platform Tagga for an undisclosed amount Tagga, which was founded in Vancouver in 2008, uses behavioural customer data to send “hyper-targeted” emails. “Data is the fuel of the future,” said Campaign Monitor chief executive Alex Bard in a statement about the purchase. “With Tagga, Campaign Monitor will … Read more

Brisbane Local ranked one of five top startups in the world

“Brisbane Local and recipient of the Lord Mayors Budding Entrepreneur Program has been recognised as one of 5 top startups in the world. In 2015, James Oliver developed Conweigh a mobile container weighing business that provides an on-demand and on-site container weighing alternative to expensive and heavy weighing equipment such as weighbridges. Shortly after launching … Read more

Photo startup ArtLife wins $10,000 in prizes at Brisbane’s hackathon for creative tech

“A photo startup that is aiming to “make metadata sexy” has won $10,000 in prizes at the second annual creative tech hackathon hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) in Brisbane. ArtLife is an app that will integrate with mobile devices and the cloud so people can easily sort and search for saved photos using … Read more

Sydney twins Courtney Dober and Jarrad Dober miss out on $3 million in Boston MassChallenge but it’s not over yet for CleverDux

“After competing in a Boston startup competition for $3 million in funding and a spot in a major accelerator program, a pair of Sydney twin founders have returned home to conquer the Australian market. Courtney Dober, a television presenter and former contestant on The Bachelorette, has spent the past four years growing CleverDux with his … Read more

Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017

What’s inside? Our most comprehensive report to date unveils insights from 10,000+ startups in 50+ regions including: Global rankings and benchmarks on key factors such as funding, talent, market reach, corporate involvement, ambition, overall performance, and more. A snapshot of region-specific data that highlights an ecosystem’s current state. Trend essays that address the global connectedness … Read more

Sydney startup CIM Enviro on mission to drive down energy waste secures $3 million but “didn’t even need the capital”

“A Sydney startup that is aiming to save its clients as much as $100 million in energy savings over the next five years has received $3 million in Series A funding to accelerate its growth. However, CIM Enviro founder David Walsh says it’s not the money he was after when he accepted the funding from … Read more

Advance Queensland recruits Slingshot to bolster share of Australia’s $119.4 billion tourism sector by creating new startups

“The Queensland government has recruited corporate accelerator Slingshot to help bolster its share of Australia’s $119.4 billion tourism industry through the creation of new high-growth startups. According to IBISWorld’s Tourism in Australia 2017 report, Queensland is one of the top destinations for domestic travel, with the Great Barrier Reef among the major magnets for tourists. … Read more

The Mark Zuckerberg myth: Most startup founders are not uni dropouts

“More than four in five startup founders in Australia are university graduates, smashing the romantic stereotypes of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates making their dreams come true after dropping out of tertiary education. The figure comes from a new report jointly authored by Startup Muster and Universities Australia called “Startup Smarts: universities and the startup … Read more

Australia Post Regional Pitchfest looking to uncover the next big business idea in regional Australia

“Applications have opened for the 2017 Australia Post Regional Pitchfest, which will give startups and small business owners across regional Australia a chance to pitch for a share in a $100,000 prize pool to help fuel their business idea. To apply to take part, participants submit short video applications outlining their business idea. Each chosen … Read more