Adtech platform Zitcha bolsters C-Suite with three key additions

- March 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian advertising platform, Zitcha, announced several key additions to its C-Suite and strategic partnerships worldwide as part of an international expansion rolling out throughout 2023. The software platform lets retailers sell advertising space to suppliers to market directly to their customers.  It automates marketing purchases by retail brands on retailer channels such as email, apps,… Read more »


IAG’s Firemark Ventures names Rebecca Schot-Guppy and Brad Armstrong as general partners

- March 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

Insurance giant IAG’s venture capital arm, Firemark Ventures, has appointed former Fintech Australia boss Rebecca Schot-Guppy a general partner alongside company veteran Bradley Armstrong. The company initially recruited Schot-Guppy  as its leverage and portfolio management manager in late 2021. Armstrong has been with the business for nearly a decade, working his way up the ranks from… Read more »

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Fleet Space Technologies promotes Chloe Leclerc to chief marketing officer

- March 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Adelaide-based Fleet Space Technologies has appointed its former head of marketing, Chloe Leclerc, as its new chief marketing officer (CMO). She’s been charged with building Fleet’s go-to-market strategy and presence in Australia and North America, with a focus on its satellite-based solution for minerals exploration. Fleet designs, builds, and operates small satellites which deliver universal… Read more »


Architecture platform Capsifi bolsters its leadership team with industry stalwarts

- March 12, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney enterprise software company, Capsifi, announced its new executive leadership team.  The company has appointed a new Chair, Andrew Barkla, CEO, Ian McAdam, and CRO, Tony Mascarenhas. Capsifi founder and former CEO Dr  Terry Roach has decided to shift his attention to the strategy and vision for product innovation. Capsifi is an architecture software platform… Read more »


Investment platform Superhero rehires an OG marketer as its head of strategy 

- February 17, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Share trading and superannuation fintech Superhero has rehired one of its first employees, Rachel Hopping, as its first head of strategy.  She comes to the business after a brief stint at Fintech Australia as head of strategic partnerships and will lead overall business strategy, reporting to CEO and cofounder John Winters. She joins the executive leadership… Read more »

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Hotels platform SiteMinder signs up former Xero boss Trent Innes as chief growth officer

- February 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

Hotels tech venture, SiteMinder, has appointed former Xero managing director, Trent Innes, as Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and ex Apple executive, Tim Howard, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  SiteMinder is an open hotel commerce platform, enabling hotels and lodging operators to market, sell, manage and expand their operations. The tech venture provides a complete… Read more »

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Former Goldman Sachs director signs on as Zepto CFO

- January 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Former Goldman Sachs executive director Laura Mineo has joined Byron Bay-based merchant payments fintech Zepto as Chief Financial Officer. Her C-suite role follows the appointment of Julia Bearzatto as Chief Product Officer in November last year. Mineo was most recently in New York as CFO at locally-founded, US-based Rokt, Australia’s third most-valuable private tech company behind… Read more »

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How to recruit the best talent for your startup

- October 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Albanese government promisingly used the recent Jobs and Skills Summit to commit to tackling the job and talent crisis head on. One aspect of this included offering 6,800 extra permanent migration places for tech sector workers as a part of a promised 20% increase to this year’s permanent migration intake overall. This is excellent… Read more »


3 examples of what it takes to become a science entrepreneur

- August 31, 2022 3 MIN READ

It’s a common misconception that to become a science entrepreneur requires undertaking a research pathway in university or a commercial research lab, or having a university pedigree. It’s also rarely a linear and straight line to the finish. As Cicada Innovation’s founders have demonstrated, successful science entrepreneurs hail from all sorts of divergent backgrounds and… Read more »