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Chris Vein, the transformative and widely praised CEO of ACS, is stepping down

- December 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

Chris Vein, the self-confessed American “Australophile” and former White House, and World Bank executive who became CEO of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) following its most turbulent period, is stepping down after 18 months in the role. ACS announced it “regrets” that Vein will retire at the end of the year for personal/health reasons.  “As… Read more »

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The fight at OpenAI is a reminder that we need to take a closer look at whether AI developers can regulate themselves

- December 5, 2023 3 MIN READ

OpenAI, developer of ChatGPT and a leading innovator in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), was recently thrown into turmoil when its chief-executive and figurehead, Sam Altman, was fired. As it was revealed that he would be joining Microsoft’s advanced AI research team, more than 730 OpenAI employees threatened to quit. Finally, it was announced… Read more »

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This startup is the ‘secret weapon’ community organisations need to deal with governments

- December 4, 2023 2 MIN READ

Tanck is a startup described as a ‘secret weapon’ for NFPs and social sector organisations when it comes to government relations and engagement. Founded in 2020 by Angus Crowther and Neil Pharaoh, Tanck is a small team of political gurus who share their political knowledge and experience with organisations who want to change the world… Read more »

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OPTIMISM ABROAD: A primer for Australian startups on the hunt for funding

- October 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

After travelling through the investment climates of Europe and South East Asia, it’s clear that a tide of optimism is rising for early-stage startups, including those based in Australia. The terrain for securing funding has become more conducive, but how should an Australian entrepreneur navigate this promising period? Let’s explore. Global trends, local implications Firstly,… Read more »

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Main Sequence, Steve Baxter back defence surveillance startup in $4.45m Seed round

- December 4, 2023 2 MIN READ

A defence tech startup that helps drones and airborne surveillance craft “see” better has raised $4.45 million in a Seed round. The investment in Arkeus was led by CSIRO deep tech VC Main Sequence, with participation from Steve Baxter’s new defence-focus fund, Beaten Zone Venture Partners, and Salus Ventures. The capital is allocated towards scaling… Read more »

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Antler Investor Memo Series: Jason Calacanis-backed Stori is democratising game development

- November 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed a new cohort of startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Startup Daily is sharing the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series, which is designed to give you a quick,  sharp understanding of the startups and people… Read more »

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