Northern NSW startup Nuonic has today announced it has received strategic investment from, and launched an alliance with, KPMG Australia.
Despite the fact they predominantly serve customers across regional areas, agtech businesses are earning a name for themselves in the wider startup space.
In this episode, we explore the world of social data and analytics and the way in which companies are leveraging this to grow their business.
AgriTech startup Smart Paddock is an IoT play that uses a smart ear tag to monitor the health and well-being of livestock.
San Francisco-based experimentation startup Optimizely has announced its local expansion, opening a Sydney office from which it will look to grow into the Asia-Pacific region.
Skyfii has signed an agreement with the UK’s Durham University to roll out its data analytics service, IO Insight, across its campus.
Sinorbis is an online cloud marketing platform that develops and markets Western content for Chinese audience.
Melbourne startup Sports Performance Tracking is looking to bring elite-level technology and analytics to the amateur market.
AirTree Ventures has participated in a US$33.5 million investment round for US data startup Paxata. Australia’s largest venture capital firm has joined Intel Capital, Microsoft Ventures and Cisco Investments among others in Paxata’s fourth round of investment.
Singapore-based data analytics startup Nugit, founded by Australian entrepreneur David Sanderson, has raised US$5.2 million ($6.8 million) in funding from Sequoia India.
Fingerprint for Success is an assessment tool for entrepreneurs and investors to benchmark themselves against others and discover where they sit in relation to people who have succeeded or failed before them.
Vocus Upstart accelerator program has announced its 2016 participant intake to help build local tech startups in Perth. The seven chosen startups will receive $40,000 in funding to help develop and commercialise their technology.
All these acquisitions seemed ‘hot’ new inroads at that time, but have now seemed to have fizzled into a quasi acqui-hiring strategy for bigger players. Apple did indeed need Topsy, but perhaps just not for social analytics. This has opened up the space again for competitors as social media practitioners have been left out wondering where to fill the Topsy void.
The idea for BuiltWith came in 2007, when Gary Brewer was visiting a lot of random sites, looking at their source code and discovering what platforms they were built with. He was researching elements like the writing of code on the site by viewing the source, seeing if they were made in PHP or if the company was using Windows and similar information in that arena.
There are two schools of thought in the sports world when it comes to analysing and grading athletes. The first sees a team rely on a gut feeling that says that player’s going to be a superstar, while teams going by the second have endless amounts of data to back up their opinions. Thanks to the greater acceptance of analytics in sports that came with the book Moneyball, which explained how a Major League Baseball team used advanced analytics to build a good team cheaply, teams are increasingly relying on the latter.