My Editorial on Business Spectator

My Editorial on Business Spectator

It turns out that, even subconsciously, we hate using our phones when the website isn’t built for them. When more than 60 per cent of online traffic to retail websites comes from a mobile, but only 15 per cent of online sales are completed on those devices. Something’s wrong.

Why we changed

Why we changed

My best mate and business partner Chad and I sold our previous startup, 1Form, to Australia’s largest real estate group in 2013 and we immediately set out to build our next vision. Whilst our first venture (1Form) was a huge success it certainly didn’t start that way… sleepless nights and not knowing how you would put food on the table was par for the course for many years. But after pounding the pavement enough, it started to grow and grow fast.  It got to the point where we no longer had to knock on doors; rather our door would be the one getting knocked on.

Check out what Startup Daily had to say about our pivot to Fillr

Check out what Startup Daily had to say about our pivot to Fillr

Pop! was off to a good start, attracting thousands of downloads within weeks of its launch. Melbourne-based tech entrepreneurs Chris Koch and Chad Stephens had invested millions of dollars into making their startup Pop! work.

We're Hiring! JavaScript Engineers - Senior and Junior Roles

We're Hiring! JavaScript Engineers - Senior and Junior Roles

Fillr is a growing startup building a productivity app business currently with thousands of users, looking for the brightest talent to join the team. We are based right in the middle of cosmopolitan Prahran where the coffee and lunch options are plentiful. Our office is light and airy and you'll find engineers, designers, sales and of course company directors all working tightly together and having a bit of fun while they're at it.

What our co-founders learned after deciding to start all over again.

What our co-founders learned after deciding to start all over again.

My co-founder Chad and I found ourselves in that place recently. We have spent the past two years, and millions of dollars, building a product that we thought would significantly change how we exchange data using our mobiles.

Introducing Fillr: Autofill for mobile

Introducing Fillr: Autofill for mobile

Nearly two years ago, my best mate and business partner Chad and I started off on a journey that's resulted in countless stress filled days and sleepless nights!  Why? Well we wanted to build something that would eradicate the need for you to ever have to repeat filling out your personal information online ever again.  I mean we all hate filling stuff out, and doing this on your mobile takes that frustration to a whole new level.

Timeline retrospectives and their usages

Timeline retrospectives and their usages

Working at a startup usually requires a keen eye on the future. Keeping an eye on the road to success, knowing which milestones to check off is necessary. But that requires experience. It is quite possible for any group of motivated people to make a mistake but the real challenge comes in not repeating it. And that is where the agile concept of retrospectives come in.

Top 50 male entrepreneurs – our founders Chris Koch and Chad Stephens were ranked number 31

Top 50 male entrepreneurs – our founders Chris Koch and Chad Stephens were ranked number 31

Each year, Startup Daily publishes its Top 50 male entrepreneurs list, recognising the talent and achievements of young men creating startup companies. Much like our Top 50 female entrepreneurs list published in March, we use a wide set of metrics in putting this list together. This means that although financial turnover and capital raised are factors we ...

Don't get lost in the data deluge says Chris Koch

Don't get lost in the data deluge says Chris Koch

What are you doing with your data? Is it actually helping your startup or is it just sitting in an auto-updating spreadsheet having not been opened for months? Do you have a plan of action for what to do with the data on...

Fillr CEO Chris Koch shares his advice on exit strategies for other entrepreneurs and startups

Fillr CEO Chris Koch shares his advice on exit strategies for other entrepreneurs and startups

Founders of Australian tech startups should be planning their exit early on, according to the founder of 1Form.
Chris Koch and his co-founder sold their startup to realestate.com last year for $15 million after launch...