News & Analysis
Charles Sturt University (CSU), coworking community Working Spaces HQ, and Wagga Wagga City Council have received a $300,000 grant to help boost innovation in the Riverina region.
IBM, the CSIRO’s Data61, and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills have teamed up to develop the Australian National Blockchain (ANB), a large-scale, publicly available blockchain solution designed for Australian legal compliance.
Brisbane’sTravello has raised $5 million from private investors to grow its app for travellers and further the development of its new SaaS marketing platform BlueTee.
Sydney HR startup Flare has raised $21 million in a Series B round led by New York venture capital firm Point72 Ventures, with participation from investors including existing backers Reinventure and BridgeLane.
Custom footwear startup Shoes of Prey has stopped taking orders as it looks to “actively assess” its options.
CEDA has polled the nation on how we feel about Australia’s record-breaking 26-year period of economic growth and found that, according to the public at large, economic growth does not equal personal prosperity.
Catalysr, a Sydney-based organisation supporting ‘migrapreneur’-led startups, is calling for applications to its 2018 pre-accelerator program.
Australian and New Zealand organisations are losing $60 million, on average, each year due to cybersecurity breaches or attacks, with one in five organisations having at least one breach per month and one in six known attacks successful.
NBN Co, the company behind the rollout of the national broadband network, has appointed Stephen Rue, currently the company’s chief financial officer, as its new CEO.
Melbourne procurement startup VendorPanel has raised $2.35 million in a Series A round led by Microequities Venture Capital, with participation from Aconex founders Leigh Jasper and Rob Phillpot.
A few months on from launch, food and beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the first investment by its Amatil X arm, with the corporate venture platform taking a 20 percent stake in Australian startup Doshii.
The South Australian government has appointed former fighter pilot and Nova Group cofounder Jim Whalley as the state’s inaugural Chief Entrepreneur.
Singapore-based venture capital firm Qualgro has announced it has completed the first close of its second fund, with US$60 million of the US$100 million ($137 million) target committed.
Just a few months on from raising $15 million in a Series A, Athena Home Loans has announced a strategic partnership with non-bank lender Homeloans Ltd.
AgriWebb, which has created a farm and livestock management solution, has secured a $14 million investment from UK outfit Wheatsheaf Group for a minority stake in the business.