Opinion

APAC company deals nosedived in April

- May 20, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Deal activity in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, fell by nearly 30% in April according to new financial analytics firm GlobalData. A total of 1,166 deals were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during April 2022, which GlobalData says is a decline of 29.4% over the 1,651 deals announced in March. While the data looks… Read more »

Opinion

Here’s where to find the best paying jobs as an IT contractor in Australia

- May 19, 2022 3 MIN READ

Tight supply and increasing demand have pushed prices for IT contractors skyward, new figures have confirmed – yet while Sydney may be Australia’s largest city, it’s not the place where contractors can make the most money. That prestigious honour goes to Canberra – where, the newly released Hays Technology Contractor Rates Guide 2022 found, contractors across most… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
Opinion

Why Australian agtech needs talent with a wide range of experience

- May 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia is well-positioned to build and maintain a large and healthy agricultural industry ($81 billion of production in 2021/22). Australia also has a unique opportunity to leverage our higher-education infrastructure, skilled workforce and sophisticated capital markets to integrate modern technology into our agricultural industry for the purpose of vastly improving the volume of high-quality agricultural… Read more »

Advice

New Zealand tech exports are now worth more than $10 billion a year

- November 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

Tech exports from New Zealand generated NZ$10.4 billion in export revenue in FY2021, up 14.4% on the previous year, according to the annual Technology Investment Network (TIN) Report. The TIN Report, now in its 17th year, benchmarks the performance of New Zealand’s 200 largest globally-focused technology companies, categorised according to the primary sectors of biotech,… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick
Opinion

Victorian startups created nearly 6000 new jobs in just 3 years

- July 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new report into Victoria’s startup sector reveals that any politician wanting to promise voters jobs should be looking to back startups.  The Startup Employment in Victoria report bydealroom.co, in collaboration with LaunchVic, found a 10.75% increase in startup jobs year-on-year between 2018 and 2020. Around 5,900 direct new local jobs were created by local… Read more »

Advice

Ignition Lane Weekly Wrap: Australian space takes off, edtech learnings, Facebook hits $1 trillion

- July 5, 2021 6 MIN READ

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. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel discussing… Read more »

Bill Gates
Advice

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Microsoft joins $2 trillion club, China’s US IPO rush, a16z’s mega crypto fund, a big week for Australian raises

- June 28, 2021 6 MIN READ

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. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel discussing… Read more »

Advice

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Flying high, brave Nuix world, Klarna’s great leap, Future is here and the small hands of billionaires

- June 20, 2021 4 MIN READ

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. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel discussing… Read more »