Good ideas are everywhere but the monotony of doing things the same way means there is less chance you get noticed. By doing things different you set yourself out from the rest. By doing things different and better brings success. I’m described as someone who never sleeps as I have many projects on at the same time and am always looking for new ideas to start up and turn into businessi. I’ve built, run and sold several of these, (some very successful and some not so) and I have a heap of other ideas in the pipeline to be turned into reality. I see competition as proof of a marketplace and see them as a challenge I love to take on with my own different approach. I love the excitement of a calculated risk and have always been willing to give things a go. I’m always looking for opportunities and solutions to problems – and always looking for ways to profit from them. What qualifies me as an entrepreneur and not a dreamer is I’m the one to take these solutions and go out and implement them. Everyone has a brilliant idea – not everyone acts on them.
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This week I’m very excited to announce that we’ve launched Moneysoft into public beta. Moneysoft is our investment in Peter Melakas and his fantastic team which includes Pat O’Sullivan, former COO of Nine and follows on from a successful seed funding round of $660,000 which closed late last year. What I want to talk about [...]
This week I’m proud to welcome Nick and Nicole Austin of Divvy Parking, BlueChilli’s latest investment. Divvy is an established and already profitable business which connects drivers and carpark owners together to enable commuters to find long term affordable parking solutions, and to enable owners of carparks to capitalise on their “hidden assets”. Over [...]
Awesome effort by our CTO Jeremy who has taken out ShoeString media’s top technologist of 2013. We have our own reasons for why he is the most influential technologist in Australia right now but the judging panel at ShoeString decided that the core reasons why Jeremy was chosen out of the finalists for the main [...]
BlueChilli has had some strong growth in the last six months, which has resulted in a rapid recruitment drive to get some awesome people in to help build the next generation of global tech startups. Not only are we building more startups, but the business we have launched are investing more into their product development. [...]
Earlier today I was very excited that one of BlueChilli’s Realestate investments, Housl, made a huge announcement around the key people in the RealEstate sector who have joined and invested in the Housl business. In the release, Greg Ellis, the current CEO of REA Group (Realestate.com.au) publicly announced his investment in Housl and joins a strong team [...]
This month I’m very excited that BlueChilli has again invested in two fantastic companies, The Exchange Company and Food Orbit. The Exchange Company Head up by real estate sales guru Matt O’Rouke, The Exchange Company is an amazing new concept in holiday home sharing. I won’t give up too much detail here, but it’s a [...]
This article originally appeared on The Airloom Talking about travel gets me excited. It reminds me of the wonderful times I have had on the road and inspires me to work hard towards having more. I recently met Chris Ball, CEO of AdventureHoney, a fantastic website where you can book adventurous activities overseas with 25% of [...]
This interview with BlueChilli founder Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin by Mathew Beeche originally appeared on ShoeString Startups. His first ever business was down the beach in Tasmania where he grew up, he was 9 years old and it was called Sunscreen Squirts – he had “acquired” his mothers family value pack of lotion and was selling squirts [...]
2012 has been an awesome year for the team at BlueChilli. We’ve established ourselves as a credible force in the Australian startup landscape and buit a solid team around our company values of People, Purpose and Passion which has ultimately enabled us to help 14 founders this year start their business dreams. Our approach of [...]
About six months ago we upgraded our process to focus on the visual, rather than doing a purely functional “MVP” (Minimum Viable Product) we’re now doing what we call “MVP+” that’s Minimum Viable Product PLUS graphics and branding. A result of the lean startup process, A Minimum Viable Product has just those features that allow the [...]