compliance webinar with vanta
Events

REGISTER: Essential masterclass for scaling your SaaS startup

- July 20, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

So how have some of the most respected and successful SaaS startups and scaleups in Australia achieved it without heartache and enormous effort that distracts them from doing what they really love? Startup Daily, in association with Vanta, will give you the inside edge in our latest webinar, COMPLIANCE = GROWTH: The ‘aha moment’ for Aussie SaaS startups.… Read more »

Nikki Tugano SeenCulture
Funding

Employee retention startup SeenCulture raises $1 million pre-Seed round

- July 20, 2024 2 MIN READ

Workplace talent management platform SeenCulture has raised $1 million in a round backed by LaunchVic’s Alice Anderson Fund for female founders. The software startup helps management make smarter, fairer and faster decisions around employee issues such as promotions, performance/pay reviews, and team design. Founded in 2023 by psychologist Nikki Tugano, it currently serves more than… Read more »

Billy Crock and Dave Thompson - Hometime cofounders
People

Proptech Hometime nabs former Airbnb exec for C-suite

- July 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

A former Airbnb executive responsible for the short-stay rental platform’s early success in Australia and New Zealand has signed on as chief operations officer (COO) at local property management scaleup Hometime.  Aiau Yong was most recently APAC GM at logistics payment platform PayCargo, and previously spent nearly six years as Airbnb ANZ supply lead, recruiting… Read more »

Airwallex
Business

Airwallex deposits an Australian Financial Services Licence for retail investments

- July 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

International payments platform Airwallex has been granted an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), allowing it to offer its high interest deposit account to retail users. While the fintech unicorn already had an ASFL for the past eight years for its existing payments and foreign exchange business, the new one means it can offer its high-interest… Read more »

Brandon Van Blerk
Funding

Kiwi proptech Tether banks $590,000 for global ambitions

- July 18, 2024 2 MIN READ

New Zealand building management proptech Tether has raised NZ$655,000 (A$592k) as it expands into the Australian market and Europe. The startup managed to avoid venture funding, securing backing from high net worth individuals on three continents as part of its global focus. In May 2023, Tether raised NZ$844,050 via crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect, taking the… Read more »

Dominic Culbert
People

Former ShippIt boss Dominic Culbert heads to freight software startup Dyspach

- July 16, 2024 2 MIN READ

Logistics veteran and former ShippIt head Dominic Culbert has joined Dyspach, in a major coup for the nascent freight industry startup. He joins Sydney-based Dyspach in the newly created role of Head of Growth Australia and New Zealand. Long-time school friends and serial entrepreneurs Pushpinder Bagga and Amit Kumar founded in September 2023.  Bagga developed… Read more »

Accelerator

Victoria doctors get a taste of startup life with LaunchVic-backed medtech accelerator

- July 14, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASME) is among seven organisations backed by LaunchVic as part of a $2.4 million program to create pre-accelerator programs to help aspiring founders understand startup life. ASME has partnered with MTPConnect to deliver the Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP) in Victoria. It offers clinicians the resources, mentorship… Read more »

Kate Cornick
Accelerator

LaunchVic tips $2.4 million into seven new pre-accelerator programs to give Victorian founders a head start

- July 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

Would-be startup founders seeking a helping hand to take their first steps to tackle important problems will have seven new ways to do it thanks to a series of pre-accelerator programs bankrolled in Victoria by LaunchVic. Seven new programs have received up to $400,000 as part of LaunchVic’s ‘Grants for Targeted Pre-accelerator’ program to offer… Read more »