Sydney human resources startup Employment Hero has raised $8 million in a Series B round co-led by Seek and OneVentures, with participation from existing backers AirTree Ventures and AMP.
GoGet has announced a new partnership with waterless carwash startup WipeHero, which will see GoGet’s fleet of vehicles cleaned by WipeHero’s technology.
Sydney startup Home Care Heroes has created a platform connecting everyday people with those in their communities who need domestic assistance and companionship.
Payroll and employee benefits platform Employment Hero has today announced it has raised $3 million in its first funding round from OneVentures, with participation from AMP New Ventures.
Singapore-based app, SportsHero has announced a strategic partnership with social media giant YuuZoo to bring fantasy sports to over 118 million users across 164 countries.
eBay acquires Cargigi; Spotify raises $1 billion in debt financing; LeSports raises $1.2 billion Series B
This week has seen Spotify raise $1 billion in convertible debt financing as it goes head to head with Apple Music and awaits the launch of Soundcloud’s streaming offering, while Chinese eco-sports company LeSports has raised a $1.2 billion Series B round.
One of the biggest water wasters is car washing, with around 100-200 litres required to wash a mid-sized car. If the 17 million vehicles registered in Australia are washed once a month with 100 litres of water, this means we’re wasting over 1000 billion litres of water each year in Australia alone – or 40,000 Olympic swimming pools’ worth. This wastage costs us $3 billion each year. WipeHero was created to solve this issue.
Australian startups think Malcolm Turnbull is their hero, but which MPs are actually supporting the ecosystem?
Startup Muster, a comprehensive survey of the Australian startup ecosystem , has today released preliminary results that reveal the ecosystem’s perception of which state and federal MPs are most supportive of startups.
Partnership between Makers Empire and Sphero could mean children are better poised for careers in tech
After a serendipitous meeting at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, Adelaide-based 3D software and printing startup, Makers Empire, and US-based robotic toy company, Sphero, recognised a unique opportunity to collaborate on a new project that would allow kids to exercise their inherent creativity and design accessories to go with their phone-controlled cylindrical toy robot, Ollie.
Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Doom dressed as Zoom, black(out) Thursday for AWS, Stripe’s valuation and the Eureka Awards winners
Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems. This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday morning. Don’t forget that every Monday at… Read more »
US tech pioneer Vint Cerf, the man dubbed “father of the internet” for his work co-designing TCP/IP protocols, has backed his employer, Google, in its fight against the Australian government’s plans to make tech giants Google and Facebook pay media companies for using their content. Cerf, who has worked for Google as a vice president and… Read more »
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has compared the ALP’s original NBN plan to Soviet-era tractor production
Paul Fletcher, the federal communications minister in charge of the $55.5 billion national broadband rollout, has evoked tractor production under the Soviets to defend the Coalition government’s seven-year handling of the NBN roll-out. In a speech to the CommsDay Summit yesterday, Fletcher evoked the spectre of “those apocryphal Japanese soldiers found in remote jungles in… Read more »
The delayed 2020 federal budget, delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the wake of the damage wrought by Covid-19 contained a major unexpected win for the startup sector over the R&D Tax Incentive. Amid a massive $213.7 billion deficit for this year – and $480.5 billion over the next four years, there were accelerated income… Read more »
Many in the fintech sector will remember 2020 as a period of tough decision making, hardship and sacrifice. Countless plans for growth have been adapted or scuttled altogether in the name holding the business together, to weather this once in a lifetime pandemic. But by the end of October, we believe we will have a… Read more »
Welcome to Monday. Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on the business TV streaming channel ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on the ausbiz site here. 1. Uber buys rival Postmates for $3.8bn Uber is spending… Read more »