Ridesurfing presents a very real threat to UBER’s ride sharing dominance in Australia. Why? Because they are playing out the same strategy Lyft employed in the United States. They’ve just replaced the pink hipster Lyft moustache with the Ridesurfing signature Shaka Sign – the symbolism here is very important and the foundation of their game plan.
After an interesting conversation with Petrie on Friday afternoon, it became quite apparent to me that ingogo is perhaps not just the “taxi booking” application the media have been writing about and is in fact so much more. In fact the potential makes their number on competitor Cabcharge look a little bit like small fish.
Last week I wrote about new hospitality focused recruitment tool and community hub Dippla. I talked about how they would face tough competition in the face of well funded startups such as OneShift and Workible. Especially in that hospitality and entry level job market.
I couldn’t have been more correct, as this week Workible confirmed with Startup Daily that they are about to set live a new feature called “shift swap and cover”.
Two Perth brothers, Daniel and Chris Del Borrello have created a niche website aimed at providing homes for FIFO workers and creating tenants for homeowners and renters. The website, fifohousemate.com.au has launched this month which connects FIFO workers to home owners with rooms available to rent all over Australia.
I am going to be bold and say that Tablo, could well be the next Vine or YouTube for writers.
Davies and his startup have just secured a $400,000 seed round from a group of impressive investors. Lead investor Paul Reining, former CEO of the Catch Group (Catch of the Day), joins Tablo as a Director and Advisor. Other investors include Kevin Hale, Partner at Y Combinator, and John Buck, one of Tablo’s most successful authors who reinvested his book’s earnings into the business.
If you have made the observation that the same thing is happening again in the transport space – you would be right. It’s not just an Australian war though, it’s a world war – against UBER or more specifically their UBER X services. It is also somewhat a phenomenon, it’s not often you see private industries stage massive protests where they grid lock the traffic in major cities around the world.
If death is on your horizon, eClosure and eWishes have you in their sights. The new apps are designed by three Australians to help navigate your exit from the online space in order to protect a user’s personal identity and integrity.
Fresh of the back of a 10 million dollar capital raise last month, San Francisco-based marketing automation startup, Autopilot, has just announced the release of another new product they are adding to their suite. CoPilot now joins Autopilot and Prospect Ace to add a much needed system where sales and marketing converge.