Just months after music streaming site Pandora re-launched in Australia, it has confirmed it is expanding its local team in order to keep up with rapid growth.
I was at the AIMIA Mobile Experience in Darling Harbour (disclaimer #1, the fees and the lunch afterwards was provided by Alcatel Lucent ) and lets say, the sessions I saw got me thinking. Thought #1 Advertising has issues. I heard advertisers promote different app or interfaces that was either pure poison (but the users like it) or are god’s gifts to advertisers. Included in the mix are QR codes, and Apps like Shazam and Chirp (disclaimer #2, both [...]
Sometimes you come across a startup that is not a new idea, but still represents inovation. A good example of this is the website travelmob. travelmob is a local version of Airbnb, however the properties on offer are in the Asia Pacific area. It today anounced it has secured US$1 million seed investment. Turochas Fuad, CEO and co-founder of travelmob said, “In raising this seed round of funding, we sought investors who would not only be a good fit [...]
Mark Maples, from Angle Investing firm FLOODGATE has joined existing investor General Catalyst Partners in investing in Bigcommerce the Aussie founded e-commerce platform. This is the Series B (or second round of venture funding) and has secured $20 Million to help fund development, global sales and a brand overhaul.
Tinybeans was another of the Push Start candidates, and where at Fishburners when i visited on Friday. I ask them If I could chat, and they replied that they where working on a press release, so I let them continue. The resulting announcement is actually interesting: A social media site for new parents, and an iPhone App to allow posting of photos from the phone directly to the site. The logic, as explained to me by Sarah-Jane Kurtini, is [...]
Part of the good things of basing myself at Fishburners for a day if the great conversations I am having over a wide range of topics. The bad news, sometimes I can not share them. Case in point is David Soutar, and his project WattCost. A stealth startup focusing on the Electricity market, David has some interesting plans to redefine the market. Which I will not talk abut. Just yet…. I did also ask him how he found working [...]
Brian Scott Davis is a long term player in the tech scene, with an extensive background with Microsoft, Accenture, Avanade and Hewlett Packard. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for longscale, a provider of white label application marketplaces. Brian told me that unlike others, he is quite happy working at home. Brian has a plethora of technology at his fingertips and actually has dedicated space at his home for his work. However Brian does make [...]
Rob Wood is a entrepreneur woking on his photographic community website Lightstalking. Using WordPress as a platform, he started working out of his lounge room, until he found the experience was less than ideal ( or “Drove me mad” as was the quote). Being at Fishburners has been great experience. Rob has found a large amount of knowledge on such things as SEO and business skills he can draw on from other members and mentors. Rob also noted unlike most [...]
Senior Writer Darryl Adams reports from the startup co-location space Fishburners. Fishburners is both a complex and simple place. Take people out of the equation is it simply a couple of rooms with tables, power points, internet access and essential services like toilets and a kitchen. However it’s value is people. This is a space where people with ideas can come to work, share and learn. I am at the Ultimo site, which is mainly [...]
Fishburners is the shared workspace for startups, based at Ultimo. Senior writter Darryl Adams will be basing himself this Friday (29th July) on one of the community desks. If you have a product, application or idea that you want to talk about, come down for a chat, or even a Skype call/ Google hangout (details will be posted here and on Twitter and Google Plus on the day). Hopefully this can come a regular event, [...]