In some ways, the Acorns app is the smartphone equivalent of the piggy bank. But there’s an additional element. It allows people to round up their daily purchases and automatically invest their virtual spare change into a diversified portfolio of index funds.
Melbourne-based startup Gooroo is building a globally unique and verifiable talent-company-role matching algorithm which promises to not only transform the way employers recruit technology talent, but also the way technology professionals manage their careers and the way we understand the technology industry.
According to Sydney-based startup STEMN, rocket scientists are often isolated in their pursuits, unhelped by the lack of collaborative platforms built solely for this market. As such, STEMN has created a platform that’s essentially ‘the GitHub for rocket scientists’, at least until it becomes the GitHub for engineers broadly.
Imagine coming across a property advert on a suburban street and having the ability to scan the advert using a smartphone to see floor plans in 3D or virtually walk through the property. This is what Perth-based startup Virtualiis enables.
Sydney based startup CrowdSourceHire is preparing to graduate from the muru-D program this month. Founded by Ben Liau and Desmond Hang and Raj Kumavat, CrowdSourceHire targets small and medium sized enterprises and allows these companies to hire the right people by assisting them with their pre-hire evaluations. The core focus is on the software and web developer space.
Daniel Faloppa and Gianluca Valentini, based out of The Netherlands, realised that, with the help of technology, company valuations could be done a better way. With Equidam, founders can see their entire financial report boiled-down to one index: business valuation.
From Compare The Market to Finder.com.au, there’s no scarcity of product comparison sites in Australia. Although many Australians rely on these sites to make informed purchase decisions, a new Sydney-based FinTech startup Monetise believes product comparison sites are doomed if they continue to forgo transparency in pursuit of profits.
One of the most innovative wearable tech product to reach Australia is Hexoskin. Although founded in North America, Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Dean Delia and Mark Milanese have been able to secure the rights to distribute Hexoskin’s products across the Asia Pacific region.
BrightCaller, a startup based out of Stanford, California has come up with a solution to help people stay committed to their goals – whether it’s related to their personal lives or their work. In fact, employees from the world’s biggest tech companies – including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Slack, Uber and Pinterest – are using BrightCaller to stay productive.