Australian Startups Taking Over the Business World


A number of Australian business people are behind some of the most exciting and innovative startup ideas. From virtual credit cards to online butchers, here are some of the best startups to look out for:

Aston Club

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, up and coming startup, Aston Club, allows you to open and pay your bar or restaurant bill with your smartphone while earning exclusive member awards and organizing your receipts and expenses. Very handy!

Car Next Door

Car Next Door is the Australian AirBNB for cars: people can easily rent vehicles from nearby owners who aren’t using them. Along the same idea as the car share company, GoGet, Car Next Door saves people the hassle and expense of owning a car, as well as cutting down on the amount of vehicles on the road, improving the impact of pollution on the environment!

The Meat Society

Partnering with Australian farmers, the Meat Society offers their customers the finest quality cuts of meat delivered straight to the customer’s door. A brilliant initiative for a country who loves a good barbecue!


Online fashion retailer, Showpo started in a garage in 2010 as the brain-child of founder Jane who dreamed of a shop that could provide on-trend fashion for a really great price that is affordable for all. According to Business Insider, in May 2014 ShowPo celebrated their first million dollar month!


The online community marketplace, Airtasker, was founded in 2012 by Australian entrepreneurs Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui. Users can outsource everyday tasks by setting their budget and own limits. According to Business Insider, Airtasker created more than $7.85 million worth of jobs and has more than $928,000 worth of jobs available on its platform per month!

Open Agent

With the topsy turvy nature of Australia’s housing market, Open Agent is a vital tool! It is a free-to-use comparison service that gives people the opportunity to select the best real estate agent to sell their property. According to Business Insider, OpenAgent helped more than 3,500 vendors, an effort which has been valued at $1.8 billion worth of transactions.

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