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Here’s what the major parties and key independents are saying about their commitments to tech and science

- May 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Peak industry body Science & Technology Australia has asked the political parties and independents standing in this Saturday’s federal ballot for their positions on 10 election priorities for the sector. The sector’s priorities identify major science and technology policy settings and investments needed for Australia to seize crucial opportunities. Whether the pledges of current and… Read more »

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Here are the finalists in the Australian Proptech Awards

- May 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Proptech Association Australia (PAA) has announced the finalists in the 2022 Proptech Awards, the only nationally coordinated awards for Australia’s booming property technology sector.   PAA President Kylie Davis said entries for the 2022 awards jumped 31% on last year to 124 across the 23 categories.  “It’s super exciting to celebrate these success stories in… Read more »


VC Sprint Ventures backs media startup ausbiz amid Series A+ raise

- April 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

Business and finance streaming service ausbiz has taken on its first venture capital, with Brisbane’s Sprint Ventures backing the two-year-old startup.  Sprint joins a recent round with the capital earmarked towards the development of a new video platform, creating smarter ways for ausbiz subscribers to connect with investment information, ideas and opportunities. Launched just as… Read more »

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Health tech startup Consultmed raises $1.2 million to transform patient referrals

- April 14, 2022 3 MIN READ

Health tech startup Consultmed, which set out to “axe the fax” for specialist referrals, has raised $1.2 million in its first venture capital round. Sydney early-stage VC Investible led the raise, supported by healthcare professionals who use the digital healthtech’s product. Consultmed will use the funds to expand its digital platform across hospitals and healthcare… Read more »


Startup Daily TV: Crowdfunding platform Birchal is raising $3 million to take CSF to the next level

- April 12, 2022 2 MIN READ

The platform behind 75% of Australia’s equity crowd-sourced funding (CSF) activity, Birchal, is running an equity crowdfunding campaign on its own platform, a first for any CSF platform in Australia, so retail investors can buy shares in the company. Birchal also revealed one of its main backers is Dom Pym, cofounder of next-gen digital bank,… Read more »

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Australian researchers have developed a new algorithm to build better blockchains

- April 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

A global team of researchers, including from Monash University, have developed a new algorithm that will enable building more resilient, efficient, and faster blockchains. The algorithm is a new Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) consensus protocol, which is used to overcome faults and avoid system failures, especially in blockchain applications. The higher the fault tolerance the… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Murray Hurps and David Burt on the role universities play in creating a vibrant ecosystem

- March 28, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Last week Labor leader Anthony Albanese announced a goal of 1.2 million tech jobs in Australia by 2030 as part of its policies going into the May federal election. The Opposition has embraced the Tech Council of Australia and its goal of 1 million jobs by 2025, adding another 200,000 over the following five years.… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Senator Andrew Bragg reveals review into cryptocurrency taxation in Australia

- March 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Australian government has released the Terms of Reference for a review into the taxation of digital transactions and assets such as cryptocurrency as part of its ongoing plan to embrace and regulate the digital assets sector.  Appearing on Startup Daily TV today, Senator Andrew Bragg, who led the Senate Select Committee on Australia as… Read more »


Adelaide startup and innovation festival _Southstart bags 3-year funding deal

- March 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

The future of leading Australian impact and innovation festival, _Southstart has been secured until 2025 with the South Australian government pledging a three-year funding deal. SA skills and innovation minister David Pisoni announced the government’s commitment during his address to the festival this morning. “The Marshall Government has transformed the innovation, startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem… Read more »

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VC investor Bill Bartee says what you need to know about investing in quantum tech

- March 9, 2022 4 MIN READ

Australia is becoming the place to watch for venture capitalists looking for the next big thing in quantum technology.  In the lingering shadow of the global financial crisis and dot-com crash, Vikram Sharma decided to establish Australia’s first quantum technology company. Born out of his research on quantum cybersecurity with the Quantum Optics Group at… Read more »