product/market fit

Diajeng Lestari and Zaky on Growing an Indonesian Startup

Diajeng Lestari and Zaky on Growing an Indonesian Startup

E-commerce is changing consumer habits, and online shops are sprouting all over the world, giving these businesses access to a broader market.

At the SydStart 2015 Fireside Chat, Freelancer.com Sr. Vice President for Growth Willix Halim spoke with the CEOs behind two of Indonesia’s leading e-commerce platforms. They discussed about Indonesian startups and enumerated growth hacking strategies behind their huge success.

Alaister Low on Keys to Success in Internet Marketing

Alaister Low on Keys to Success in Internet Marketing

“Everything You Know About Internet Marketing is Wrong.” 

That’s Alaister Low’s straightforward introduction to his SydStart 2015 keynote presentation. Alaister is the Senior Director of Warrior Forum and Warrior Payments. Alaister shared fresh insights on internet marketing with the crowd at SydStart and especially pointed out that startups, growth, funding and PR don’t matter without customers.

Matt Barrie on How to Not Get Screwed in Venture Financing

Matt Barrie on How to Not Get Screwed in Venture Financing

"A friendly Venture Capitalist is not the solution to your problems. You are the solution to your problems."

Where do you think the best place it is to raise money?
a) Friends, Fools and Family
b) Angel Investors
c) Venture Capitalists or,
d) Stock Exchange

If you think it was a trick question. It was.

Ray Chan on Building a Following

Ray Chan on Building a Following

“We don’t know anything about marketing. We don’t have anyone on our team who has a marketing background”

Ray Chan, the CEO and co-founder of online platform for humour 9GAG shared that their social media sites -- which boast impressive followings of 26 million on Facebook, 22 million on Instagram, and five million on Twitter -- are run by one person.

Mick Liubinskas on Going Global Without Boiling the Ocean

Mick Liubinskas on Going Global Without Boiling the Ocean

"Going Global and Being Focused: are two things I care deeply about"

Mick Liubinskas, Entrepreneur in Residence at muru-D wants Australia's startups to be more ambitious. 

Sean Ellis talks about the 3 stages of Growth Hacking Success

Sean Ellis talks about the 3 stages of Growth Hacking Success

“Growth comes in stages. If you fail the first stage, you’re going to fail the next stages,” Sean Ellis said at the recently held SydStart conference.

Sean’s more than 10 years’ experience in growth and marketing started at LogMeIn and Uproar, and later on at Dropbox and Eventbrite. His most important takeaway when he founded his own company, GrowthHackers.com, was this: get the early years and the traction right.

According to Sean, there are three stages of growth – determining product/market fit, stacking the odds, and scaling growth.