There are many ‘middleman’ or ‘connector’ startups emerging in our ecosystem. Some of the most successful startups have essentially built peer-to-peer (P2P), business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms – connecting people in ways that would otherwise be difficult if not impossible. The latest startup to enter this segment is SuitBids, founded by Sydney-based Chartered Accountants Bradley Seeto, Nick Chiarelli and Simon Litchfield.
After witnessing the businesses of good friends crash and burn, Sydney-based entrepreneur and personal trainer David Zeff decided to team up with Jarron Aizen, a veteran in online retail and technology, and create a solution to bring the personal training industry back from the brink.
What is it about live music that’s so appealing? Despite advancements in media technology, where ‘liveness’ can be experienced without being physically present at an event, the traditional ‘live experience’ – being a spectator in a crowd – still has high cultural value. Co-Founders of WhatsLively, Trishanth Chandrahasan and William Xue describe live music as ‘sacred’.
A new US-based tech startup Amplifyd is set to shape the future of political engagement, firstly in America, then potentially other locations around the globe. Launched last month, Amplifyd merges crowdsourcing and lobbying in much the same vigour as Silicon Valley tech luminaries.
Obviously some tough competition doesn’t scare cofounders and brothers Damien and Nathan Coe. If the name sounds familiar you are probably a fan of the soccer, Nathan, the eldest of the two, plays for Melbourne Victory and has been a Socceroo goal keeper – and hopeful to represent the country again during the upcoming Asia Cup in 2015.
Today Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin announced that she was shutting down the venture she had been working on for the last 4 years 99dresses.
Booking Boss has a mission. The startup is dedicated to transforming the travel industry sector by making planning tours, activities and attractions as easy and as accessible as possible – whether it’s for the global traveler or local excursionists.
Launched earlier this month, Swoop offers small business operators the opportunity to boost foot traffic, sales and profit by targeting customers through GPS-linked app alerts that direct them to special deals and discounts as soon as they are within close proximity to a particular store.