Opinion

  • Snapchat’s mistake spells a valuable lesson for us

    It is time to talk about it, that elephant in the room, the fact that we only use snapchat for geo-tag for 21st birthdays and replying that 20 friend that still uses it. We all know Snapchat is slowing ending up on the second or third page of our apps folder or home screen, and… Read more »

  • Canva acquiring Zeetings shows more than just their success

    Canva has made waves again, this time with an acquisition. With a mission to ‘put an end to death by Powerpoint’, they’ve acquired online interactive presentation tool Zeetings for an undisclosed amount. The staff of Zeetings will join the Canva team and create a power team to disrupt the design industry. This comes right after… Read more »

  • How Amazon will affect the Australian digital ecosystem

    Since the launch of Amazon in Australia in December last year, there has been much hype about how the launch would impact Australian businesses and consumer behaviour. Just on 61-bit alone, three articles were written about Amazon and its potential impact (you can read more here, here and here). We decided to engage in an expert… Read more »

  • 4 reasons why working with a distributed team works

    Distributed teams. Yay or nay? Lets first begin saying that some of the highest-performing teams that are out there are distributed teams. A distributed team is one that’s spread across geographical boundaries and time zones. These teams are likely to be based in different cities and don’t often physically work together. Companies like 37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer are multi-million dollar companies… Read more »

  • Why do so many startups fail?

    Your startup will likely fail. Get used to it. But why do startups fail? The startup world is incredibly volatile and one fraught with many ups and downs, risks and huge losses and gains of potential investment and funding. In an article recently published by FastCompany titled; ‘ Why most venture-backed companies fail’, it was… Read more »

  • Are our government initiatives enough to help young Australian startups?

    Australia’s economy has stood strong for the better of three decades- largely unaffected by any major recessions and boasts 13th place in terms of the worlds largest economies, including 9th in the world for highest per-capita income.  The tech and innovation sectors are also growing at a rapid pace. So, if you’re thinking of beginning… Read more »

  • Tips and insights into entering Asia from Airwallex’s Lucy Liu

    Australian fintech startup Airwallex is a name we are familiar with within our startup community, and they are making a name in Asia as well. They just announced their partnership with Standard Chartered Bank right after Money 20/20 Asia in Singapore. This partnership is only months apart from their partnership with Square Peg Capital for… Read more »

  • 4 digital marketing tips startups need from Robert Tadros

    Founder of Impress!ve Digital, Robert Tadros is pretty impressive. In 12 months, the digital marketing business has grown more than 500%, from $600K to $3.5 million in annual revenue, which Robert attributes largely to pivoting from being a generalist agency to specialising in SEO, SEM and Facebook. After a successful 8-year career with Sensis, Robert decided… Read more »