News & Analysis

CYBER WARS: Australia ramps up cybersecurity defences by $1.35bn

- July 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian government is ramping up its cybersecurity defences, announcing on Tuesday that it will spend $1.35 billion over 10 years to enhance the national capabilities and assistance via the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package, the focus will range from cyber… Read more »

News & Analysis

BrightSpots: How Zoho put values above revenue to deal with covid-19

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

COVID-19  will continue to present extraordinary challenges to Australian businesses and startups – even this week as Victoria braces for its second lockdown as it contends with another virus outbreak. When it comes to this pandemic, nobody was entirely prepared, but there are some businesses – with deep pockets, vast expertise and contingency plans –… Read more »

late payments
News & Analysis

Square’s former Australian boss is launching a business payments fintech with $6.3m seed raise

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

A former executive from Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square is launching a new payments and financial services fintech targeting business. Melbourne-based Zeller, founded by Ben Pfisterer and Dominic Yap, has landed $6.3 million in seed funding led by Square Peg Capital, which previously invested in fintechs such as Stripe, Airwallex, Prospa and Athena, alongside Apex… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- June 29, 2020 4 MIN READ

Happy Monday all. Two more sleeps to a new financial year. Here’s what’s happening. Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on the business TV streaming channel ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on the ausbiz site here.  … Read more »

Antler Australia

Antler opens its playbook to budding entrepreneurs, with a new online course

- June 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Antler, a global early-stage VC which enables and invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, has launched a 5-week free online course, opening up the company’s playbook on how to build and scale global tech companies to aspiring future founders. Antler, a global early-stage VC which enables and invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, has launched a 5-week free online… Read more »

Antler Australia

Antler launches The Reindeer Network to empower female innovators

- June 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

Antler Australia has unveiled a new program aimed at empowering and inspiring ambitious women to launch and lead their own startup.  Female founders face significant hurdles when accessing capital, tapping into supportive networks and backing themselves, according to this recent government report. These hurdles are part of the reason why only 56% of startups have… Read more »

News & Analysis

LIVE: Antler Australia’s online Demo Day

- June 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Antler Australia, the Sydney-based startup accelerator and venture capital investor, is holding its Demo Day online tonight from 7.30pm.   You can watch below live. If you’re interested in engaging with the companies involved, then click on this link for the full experience to ask the founders questions and more!   You can read… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- June 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Is it Wednesday already? Lots of global news today. Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on the business TV streaming channel ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on the ausbiz site here.   1.  Wirecard’s ex-CEO arrested We… Read more »

Startup Daily on Ausbiz

Startup Daily TV: ResButler is the tech restaurants need to maximise bookings in the Covid-19 era

- June 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

One of the biggest challenges restaurateur Peter Petroulas faced over nearly two decades of running top restaurants at Sydney’s GPO, including Intermezzo, Postales and Prime, was organising to bookings to maximise the use of the dining spaces. Five years ago he decided to develop his own solution to the problem, knowing that existing booking platforms… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva just doubled in value to $8.7bn on an $87 million raise

- June 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

● Canva raises US$60m for a US$6bn valuation ● The design platform now has 30m+ monthly users in 190 countries; ● Increases workplace collaboration tools, including talking presentations Privately-owned Australia design giant Canva has raised US$60 million (A$87m) in a round that nearly doubled the company’s previous valuation of  US$3.2 billion to US$6 billion (A$8.7bn).… Read more »