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Australia’s tech talent bubble could be about to burst too – here’s what happens next

- July 5, 2022 5 MIN READ

Ask any founder their top three challenges, and talent is likely to feature amongst them. Record low unemployment, closed international borders, the great resignation, remote workers, soaring salaries and a global skills shortage have created the most complex talent crisis in the modern era. Business leaders plead with government and the education sector to solve… Read more »

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8 things the founders of fintech Paytron learnt in the 12 months since their Seed round

- July 1, 2022 4 MIN READ

It’s a year since multi-currency payments startup Paytron raised a $4.35 million seed round as it launches it product for the SMB market.  Co-founders Jaco Veldsman and Francois Henrion set out to address the pain point of small businesspeople dealing too much paperwork to manage their international payments, and they’ve spent the past 12 months… Read more »

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Ignition Lane’s Wrap: M&A deals rise, EV SPACs crash, honey-free bees

- June 27, 2022 5 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Tech 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. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The power of maps, games, and sci-fi in adapting to a changing world

- June 23, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

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A VC partner reveals how to avoid a down round for your startup – and what to do next if it happens

- June 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

Last month, I mentioned a recent trip to North America where after meeting with many investors and founders across different stages and sectors, I counselled startup founders to brace for turbulence. Since the beginning of the year, major share market indices are down, with some tech company indices down even more. Inflation across developed countries… Read more »

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The data says employing tech workers is costing startups a lot more – and it looks set to continue

- June 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

The pandemic has fundamentally changed altered the dynamics in the local tech jobs market, creating unprecedented demand for tech talent in Australia. According to data from Aon Insights, several forces are coalescing to create a talent squeeze — a burgeoning local startup scene, the growth in digital transformation projects in many organisations, and the growing… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: When markets get volatile, founders should get excited

- June 9, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »