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Building Backpocket: From 0 to Fintech App in 6 Months

A joint venture between Luke Tricket’s Blue Stamp Company and JM, Backpocket is an app that makes splitting payments a breeze. From idea through to launch, we brought Backpocket into the world in just six months of strategizing, designing, engineering, and team-building. Just how did we do it? We sat down with JM’s Head of Product Colleen Morgan to find out.

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It Takes A Village': Why Ventures Studios Are A Great Place To Launch Into Your Career

Our Strategic Partnerships Manager Jeremiah Kato took our JM method to the youth with his talk last week 'It Takes A Village': Why Ventures Studios Are A Great Place To Launch Into Your Career. Jere asked the audience of senior high students focused on STEM to imagine what magic could happen if skilled practitioners from divergent disciplines actually worked together...might we be able to actually solve societal & commercial problems?

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Guest Lecture at Shillington Brisbane

Our Lead Designer, Scott Milton, stops by Shillington Brisbane to share his wisdom and insights on designing Minimal Viable Brands (MVBs) for startups.

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Branding for Startups

Our ECD speaks with Just Branding about how we design, validate, launch and sell a brand by deep diving into the process, exploring the benefits and nuances of working with a venture studio vs a traditional design shop.

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The Josephmark touch that led to Clipchamp’s Microsoft Acquisition

For Windows users around the world, a new tile is about to make its way onto the homepage and that tile belongs to the homegrown efforts of Australian start-up, Clipchamp. Claiming a prominent place among the Microsoft 365 Suite, Clipchamp is an Australian success story that supports the promise Josephmark has touted for over a decade; that venture studio is the go-to model for startup success.

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A black-and-white photo of Matt, wearing a t-shirt and jacket. Soft light is shining on him from one side, and his face is turned toward it. He’s got a small smile on his face.

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Why venturing with Josephmark is the smartest move for your startup

One thing that has always differentiated Josephmark from most digital and design studios is our focus on launching our own ventures—and the value that brings to the breadth of what we offer to our clients and partners. Venturing is a tough slog. After launching over 20 different ventures spanning a decade playing in sextech, agtech, fintech and beyond, we know it first-hand.

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Uzi mapping out a system on a whiteboard with pens and stickynotes. Visible words include “Public vs Private Workspace” and “Permissions Heirarchy”.

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The engine behind Josephmark ventures

At Josephmark, we’ve built brands, strategies, and products across everything from artificial intelligence and mixed realities, through to crypto and robotics. As a venture studio with nearly two decades of work to our name – including Clipchamp, recently acquired by Microsoft – our ventures span fintech, agtech, sextech and beyond. Understanding the unique offerings and advantages of these different technologies is core to our creations, and that’s exactly where our brainy, secret-sauce Technical Director Uzi Bar-on fits in.

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Ash Baxter on running an impact startup, making composting accessible, and the power of purpose

Compost can recycle our food waste, restore our soil and cut our carbon emissions. Hard-working founder, ecopreneur and Josephmark venture partner Ash Baxter is making this vital activity easy, fast and fun — one Monty monitor at a time.

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My first week with JM

Our newest colleague and stellar junior designer, Gabi, shares insights from an unconventional first week at Josephmark (spoiler alert: farming and scavenger hunts included).

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Eco-CryptoArt, AR & Digital Fashion: Emerging Tech Trends Pushing Environmental Agendas

Amid the climate crisis and global pandemic, unethical tech is on the rise — but on the bright side, more and more adaptive creatives are becoming environmentally conscious digi-sapiens. From writing off fast-fashion in favour of digi-couture, to augmented activism driving digital demonstrations, and actualising the pipedream of clean crypto: designers are pushing for a future of creativity and innovation.

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The virtual main street of SXSW — flashing lights, flying cars and floating objects everywhere.

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SXSW 2021 : In Retrospect

Is it possible to experience SXSW burnout virtually? I assumed that the standard festival exhaustion was due to trekking Austin, hungover, with a crumbled timetable… but it seems that brain fatigue stems from mind-expansion: ethical paradoxes, technological lunges, and questioning the fundamental structures that power society.

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Amy Webb launches 2021 Emerging Tech Trend Report (text in image: Amy Webb SXSW 2021)

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SXSW 2021 : Day One

At this time of year, I’m usually stumbling across the sardined, bustling streets of ever-alive Austin, Texas. Instead, 2021’s SXSW found me battling with my phone’s Airplay function, cozied up on the couch, bubbling with anticipation for this year’s dose of globally-sourced industry inspiration.

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Why I swapped startups for a venture studio

Our Content Lead, Amy Jacobowitz, reflects on taking the ambition, focus, and scrappy strategic sensibility from her startup days to where it’s meant to thrive: a venture studio.

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The Work-Life Balance of a Small-Business Duo

Josephmark directors Ben Johnston and Jess Huddart lead a double life: globetrotting business owners during the week, organic farmers on the weekend. In partnership with MINI, we learn how they achieve balance while running their own businesses.

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Black and white, December 1915: A soldier carrying a christmas tree. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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Pagers, plants and product marketing

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Black and white, Bob Mulcahey (50) smokes in his room of the Kings Inn, where Veterans Affairs has placed him temporarily while they address permanent housing for him. Photographer: Todd R Darling

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Eco-friendly search engines, fruitful fanfiction & the cons of Google docs

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