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Antler Australia just put $1.2 million into 12 startups in its first Sydney accelerator

- August 13, 2019 2 MIN READ

The daring dozen – Antler Australia’s cohort of 31 founders from 12 startups receiving pre-seed funding. (rear, l-r) Anish Sinha co-founder of Upcover, Ben Cooper-Woolley cofounder of SiteHive, Bede Moore Managing Partner of Antler Australia and New Zealand, Kellie Marks co-founder of SiteHive, Kailash Chandrasekaran co-founder of Upcover, Adam Ferguson co-founder of SiteHive, Nick Glynn… Read more »

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Australia Post is ramping up its parcel delivery business in a $1 billion deal with Qantas

- August 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

Australia Post CEO Christina Holgate and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Australia Post is investing nearly $2 billion to pick up the pace of its lucrative parcel delivery service, announcing a $1 billion deal with Qantas to increase airfreight capacity as parcel revenues head towards $4 billion for the postal service. The seven-year domestic and international… Read more »

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The Australian government is offering $2 million in grants for energy tech

- August 9, 2019 1 MIN READ

Australian energy resource tech startups are being offered $2 million in matching funding through NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) NERA Chief Executive Miranda Taylor said the funding is for industry-led projects with a focus on four key areas: remote operations, robotics and artificial intelligence; unconventional gas technologies, hydrogen and decommissioning “We know collaborative partnerships between… Read more »

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MYOB boss Tim Reed steps down after 12 years

- August 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

  MYOB CEO Tim Reed is stepping down after 12 years in charge of the Australian accounting software company. Reed, recently returned from holidays after the ASX delisting of the business following its acquisition in May by an affiliate of US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), will stay on as an advisor and… Read more »

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Here’s who’s coming to Xero’s annual Woodstock for accountants (aka Xerocon)

- August 7, 2019 1 MIN READ

Accounting platform Xero  has revealed its keynote speakers for Xerocon Brisbane 2019, the largest accounting industry  conference in Australasia. The event, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 4-5 is expected to attract more than 3,500 accountants, BAS agents, bookkeepers and financial professionals. This year’s Xerocon theme of ‘Communities of Purpose’. Keynote speakers are:… Read more »