News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- January 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

It’s Thursday and the fourth day of our new 90-second guide to tech news to help kickstart your day and keep you informed. Here’s what we spotted.   1. Pardon me? Before shooting through to his Florida resort, Donald Trump used his last day in the presidential office to pardon 144 people, most notably, his former… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- January 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Wednesday and Startup Daily’s new morning column offering a quick run down on the things you need to know both locally and globally about what’s happening in tech. Every day we’ll cover the breaking news of the day and the big talking points from overnight to get the day off to a cracking… Read more »

News & Analysis

A fab 4 of tech journos have launched a new podcast: Queens of the Drone Age

- January 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Four of Australia’s finest female technology experts have a launched a new weekly podcast, Queens of the Drone Age covering the key talking points in tech.  Rae Johnston, the science and technology editor at NITV and SBS, Mashable reporter Amanda Yeo, Gizmodo Australia editor Tegan Jones and Good Game Spawn Point presenter Angharad Yeo are… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- January 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Happy Tuesday and welcome to Startup Daily’s new morning column offering a quick run down on the things you need to know both locally and globally about what’s happening in tech. Every day we’ll cover the breaking news of the day and the big talking points from overnight to get the day off to a… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

Iran had a massive crackdown on Bitcoin mining, seizing 45,000 machines, after the country was hit by blackouts

- January 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Iranian police confiscated more 45,000 bitcoin mining machines, chewing up around 95 megawatts per hour (MWh) of electricity, because the miners were using cheaper, subsidised power illegally, according to local media agency Tasnim News. To put that in perspective, that’s around half the capacity of South Australia’s Tesla “big battery” plant (aka Hornsdale). Iranian authorities… Read more »

Fintech

Zip raised an extra $26.7 million from its eager shareholders

- January 18, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Buy-now-pay-later fintech Zip has nearly doubled the amount it raised in its Share Purchase Plan (SPP), issuing more than 10 million new shares worth $56,739,524. Zip (ASX:Z1P) set out to raise $30 million through the SPP, but also accepted an extra $26,739,524.95 in oversubscriptions from eligible shareholders, who could subscribe for up to $30,000 worth… Read more »

News & Analysis

Tank Stream Labs teams up with Australiance for startup internship program

- January 15, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

How the next generation gets a taste of startup life is about to change with Tank Stream Labs and talent acquisition and internship venture Australiance teaming up to launch an internship program for the startup community. The partnership will give startups that are Tank Stream Labs members and alumni access to a ‘pool’ of interns with different… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

Yes, a guy has nearly lost $340 million worth of Bitcoin after forgetting his password, but he’s a small part of a $200 billion problem

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

If you’re feeling a bit sad about your fortunes at the moment, spare a thought for San Francisco-based computer programmer Stefan Thomas, who, around a decade ago, made this video and took 7,002 Bitcoins as payment for the job. The New York Times has the sad tale of German-born Thomas – a former CTO at blockchain… Read more »

Healthtech

Patient monitoring startup Digitology Healthtech raises $900,000 after the CEO used the medtech to save his own life

- January 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

When Michael Koss landed in India last year to work on developing his joint venture Australian-Indian startup, Digitology Healthtech, little did he realise the important role the technology would play in his own health and saving his life.  Koss is CEO of Health and Patient Services (HPS), which is developing the startup with Indian healthcare… Read more »

Funding

Beforepay raises another $9 million as it looks to IPO

- January 13, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Beforepay (previously Cheq), the fintech version of a payday lender, has raised $9 million in a pre-IPO round led by Alium Capital. The company is looking to list this year, having now raised around $17 million. Its previous round was $4 million just two months ago, led by Vocus founder and Airtasker chair James Spenceley. The… Read more »