“A rising tide lifts all boats”: Victoria’s online marketplace startups generating $1.6b in profit

Ben Chan, CCO of online marketplace startup Envato

Victoria’s online marketplace startups have created jobs for 93,000 people and contribute $1.6 billion to the state economy, according to new report from EY-Parthenon and startup ecosystem development agency LaunchVic. The report, A Review of Melbourne’s Digital Marketplaces, shows the sector is growing at 11% per year, well above Victoria’s current industry growth rate of… Continue reading “A rising tide lifts all boats”: Victoria’s online marketplace startups generating $1.6b in profit

Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

It is an exciting time in Australia to be doing business! We are in a growth phase, driven by ambitious business leaders and demand from consumers craving innovation and new services. SMBs and start-ups remain the innovation engine of Australia’s economy. They don’t have the same budgets as their giant counterparts but SMBs are achieving… Continue reading Using recruitment to stay ahead: tips for SMBs

Weploy raises $1m in seed capital to help it disrupt an ‘inefficient’ recruitment sector

Vince Luong (co-founder), Tony Wu (Head of Growth), Nick La (co-founder)

Bolstered by a $1 million seed injection, Melbourne start-up Weploy has launched an on-demand recruitment platform that connects pre-screened, talented employees to employers who need short term staff to manage peak periods or cover employee absences. Co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Nick La and Vince Luong, Weploy was conceived in response to the frustration they had… Continue reading Weploy raises $1m in seed capital to help it disrupt an ‘inefficient’ recruitment sector

From globe-trotting diplomat to global start-up leader: a talk with Redbubble’s co-founder

Any way you slice it, 2016 was a milestone year for online art marketplace Redbubble. The Melbourne tech start-up made headlines when it pulled off a $288m IPO in May. Then, just three months later, it announced plans to launch its first European office – plus the roll-out of three localised websites –  as a… Continue reading From globe-trotting diplomat to global start-up leader: a talk with Redbubble’s co-founder