Category Archives: Startups Back

A cryptocurrency CEO bragged that he ran off with $50 million — but after a journalist tracked him down in Egypt, he said it was just a joke

A German cryptocurrency startup called Savedroid vanished from the web on Wednesday, leaving behind a “South Park” meme which said: “Aannd it’s gone.” Savedroid’s founder tweeted out a beachside photo not long after, leading investors to believe that he had absconded with their money. Adam Selene, a cryptocurrency journalist, decided to track Savedroid’s founder down … Read more

Uber and Uber Eats bring in new leaders as global shake-up reaches Australia

Uber has promoted two new bosses for its ridesharing and food delivery businesses in Australia, as the company looks to rebuild its reputation after a year bedevilled by global scandal and heightened local concern about the working conditions of its drivers. The elevation of Susan Anderson and Jodie Auster to Australia/New Zealand general manager for Uber and … Read more

How Sabri Suby built King Kong into one of Melbourne’s fastest growing digital marketing agencies

Like many entrepreneurial efforts, Sabri Suby’s digital marketing agency, King Kong, was created in a bedroom. With zero capital and no connections, Suby started cold calling one day in an attempt to get the ball rolling on what he believed could be a massive operation. His dream wasn’t without prior experience. Suby got into sales and marketing … Read more

What Sydney-born startup Homefarms learned taking its indoor farming solutions to Asia

As our populations grow, vertical farming and indoor farming are becoming more important as methods to grow food in the smallest amount of physical space. Homefarms is a startup that is building the technology to increase food production, finding that vertical farming increases total food output without increasing the resources needed to do so. From investment manager … Read more

Start a Successful Business : Expert Advice to Take Your Startup from Idea to Empire (ebook)

Author: Colleen DeBaise From brainstorming to crowdfunding to building partnerships, the book walks new and aspiring founders through seven crucial stages: Come up with a brilliant business idea; Select the best structure and strategy for your startup; Figure out funding; Get the word out — and get customers; Dig deep to discover their wants and … Read more