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.
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 »
Welcome to Wednesday, team. Here are some things we’ve noticed to share with you 1. Google reboots offices Some Googlers will be getting out their best t-shirts to return to the office on July 6. CEO Sundar Pichai said returning to work will remain optional for the rest of 2020 in a blog post to… Read more »
Happy Monday team. Here are some water cooler moments for you. 1. Uber faces US$1bn claim that it stole the idea A California jury has given the go ahead to an inventor’s plan to lodge a US$1 billion damages claim against Uber for allegedly stealing the idea from him. Kevin Halpern… Read more »
Documentaries abound at Melbourne’s Transitions Film Festival 2020, which began yesterday. The Startup Show co-founder Anna Reeves explains why we should all be watching more documentaries about the future. Jetpack jokes aside, let’s face it: the science fiction fantasies we’ve grown up with are almost, if not already here. And it’s likely that… Read more »
Welcome to Monday team. Here’s what we’ve seen. 1. iFined for slowdown The French version of the ACCC, the DGCCRF, has fined Apple €25 million (AU$41m) for the 2017 iOS update that slowed down older iPhone models. Apple’s sin was not slowing down the phones, which the company claimed was to prolong the life of… Read more »
Hello Tuesday. It’s like the Matrix, but slower. 1. The great NBN speed wars Whose side were you on during the great NBN speed wars, Daddy? Well son, it all began when the government-owned $50 billion broadband project commissioned AlphaBeta to tell the world how good it was, and they declared Australia’s speed was… Read more »