Though the percentage of women in the company has not changed over the last year, Apple has upped the representation of groups historically underrepresented in tech in its new US hires.
Of the 100 names on this year’s Young Rich List, published by the AFR, exactly half of them made their wealth in the finance and tech sectors.
Looking to take its company culture to the next level as it scales up is Airtasker, which recently appointed Mahesh Muralidhar as its new Head of People Operations.
A lack of female mentors and role models, and gender bias in the workplace are the biggest barriers facing women in tech, a survey from ISACA has found.
Founders from TechSydney have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to condemn President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions.
Atlassian has kicked off 2017 with a bang, today announcing its acquisition of Trello for US$425 million ($577 million) to further its mission to help teams work better.
It’s no surprise that Atlassian cofounders, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have once again dominated the BRW Young Rich List. The two tech heavyweights have accumulated wealth of over eight and a half times than that of the runners up.
Australian edutech startup 40K Foundation has today announced it has received $250,000 in investment from Atlassian Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the tech giant. 40K Foundation was selected from over 100 international non-profits and is one of four startups receiving an accelerator grant and technical support from Atlassian.
Atlassian has today announced its first post-IPO acquisition, snapping up YCombinator alum StatusPage for an undisclosed fee.
Just a quarter of Australian software giant Atlassian’s global workforce is made up of women, while 73 percent of its US-based employees are white, the first diversity figures revealed by the company today show.
theBoardlist, which has been operating in beta since mid-2015, this week launched to the public in Europe with over 1000 qualified women who have amassed over 1350 professional endorsements in its curated database.
It’s finally happened: after months of speculation, Atlassian has gone public. The startup listed on the NASDAQ for US$21 a share, raising $440 million and closing its first day of trading with shares up by more than 32 percent at $27.78 after hitting a high of $28.05. The closing price left the startup valued at $5.8 billion, up from the company’s valuation of $3.3 billion earlier this year.
Workplace messaging platform Slack has today announced that it has chosen to open its Australasian headquarters in Melbourne, following fellow global names Zendesk and GoPro. While Melbourne notches up another win, conversation around the Sydney tech scene of late has been somewhat more sober, centered on the sale of the Australian Technology Park.
A consortium led by property developers Mirvac Group has been awarded the tender to buy the Australian Technology Park site in Sydney’s Redfern, beating out competitors including Atlassian with a bid upwards of $260 million.
Within the last 12 months the global tech startup ecosystem has seen more companies than ever before rise to the status of unicorn. Just this week hipster glasses ecommerce play Warby Parker joined the club with its new billion dollar valuation. In fact, it’s starting to become an occurrance that happens every other month with New York based marketing startup Sprinklr reaching a $1.17 billion valuation in March.