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Australia is claiming its ‘first’ female astronaut in Meganne Christian – along with New Zealand, Italy and the UK

- November 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia is celebrating the rise of women in space with NSW-raised Dr Meganne Christian selected as part of the European Space Agency’s 2022 astronaut class. She is one of 11 reservist astronauts, alongside five career astronauts and one parastronaut chosen from more than 22,500 applicants. If she goes to space, it will be as a… Read more »

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Kiwi tech acquisition company Blackpearl is the NZX’s only IPO for late 2022

- November 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

Kiwi tech company Blackpearl Group (BPG) will list on the New Zealand stock exchange next month – the only IPO for the NZX in the second half of 2022. Blackpearl builds, acquires, and markets data-driven cloud services involving productivity and demand generation applications for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Its proprietary data platform, the Pearl… Read more »

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Why startups are cruising for a bruising if they ignore privacy and security

- November 21, 2022 3 MIN READ

The spate of global and local data leaks – privacy breaches that affected millions of Australian consumers and thousands of Australian businesses – have much to teach the corporate world: that business growth should not come at the expense of customer privacy. These incidents tend to occur because many companies operate business models that collect,… Read more »


Oyster tech startup Oceanfarmr raises $1.45 million bridge round from global accelerator Katapult

- November 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

NSW tech startup Oceanfarmr, previously known as SmartOysters, has raised$1.45 million in a bridging round. Oceanfarmr is one of 23 impact tech startups to receive investment from Katapult VC and its accelerator program, selected from 1,900 candidates in 62 countries. The fresh capital will allow the aqua farming tech and finance startup to ramp up… Read more »


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