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Startups Archives

Grants awarded to three AgTech start-ups

The grants were awarded as part of the $2.2 million Victorian AgTech Entrepreneurs Initiative.

Woolworths Group’s W23 invests in alt-protein startup All G Foods

The brand believes it will be the first Australian company to use precision fermentation to develop dairy proteins that ...

Checkout-free grocery shopping gets worldwide test drive

Checkout-free shopping is launching in supermarkets globally, and it’s appeal is about convenience as much as novelty. B...

SPC’s $111m capital funding to power the business’ focus on local suppliers

The SPC board wants Australia’s food security to be less reliant on imports, instead lean towards Australian offerings.

Queensland’s Black Hops Brewing secures $2.2m through crowdfunding

Black Hops brewery in Queensland has secured $2.2 million in crowdfunding.

Melbourne family business launches allergen-free range in Coles

With demand for allergen-free products rising, Coles has awarded $400,000 to Not A Trace to produce ‘Coles I am free fro...

Aussie firm launches augmented reality app for beverages

The app, known as “Swigr”, is activated when shoppers scan a label with their phone.

My Foodie Box raises $6 million in IPO, plans expansion

From its launch in 2019, My Foodie Box has grown to more than 1650 subscribers and delivers around 1000 boxes per week.

Voly to expand beyond Sydney after $18 million seed funding round

Founders promise to disrupt retail sector that offers “some of the slowest delivery times in the world”.

Sugar cane straws to replace plastic and paper at 180 Australian cinemas

Little Green Panda’s plant-based straws are already being used at more than 1000 venues in Australia and abroad.

Creating an accessible and safe source for sports foods and supplements

We talk to Karen Brown, a former athlete and pharmacist who co-founded Batch Tested, a one-stop shop for batch tested an...

Green machine: meet Melbourne’s latest non-alc brand Motive Matcha

Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Sally Ballantine and Jo Saadie launched non-alcoholic, ready-to-drink sparkling drink Moti...
99th Monkey

From print to peanut butter: How 99th Monkey became a million-dollar brand

Nick Sheridan, a former journalist, began experimenting with nut butters in 2012 when he was training for the Vienna Mar...

Q&A: Exfoliating glove a helping hand to extraordinary growth

Despite the challenging business climate in the initial period, CheekyGlo managed to achieve remarkable growth.

​​Eco-startup Zero Co crashes crowdfunding servers as shares go on sale

Five minutes into the raise, Zero Co successfully raised $1 million, marking the fastest raise in the country.