Amazon Launchpad, the new store for startups and entrepreneurs, is now in Australia

- August 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

Amazon Launchpad, an online store for startup brands, launched in Australia today. The store has more than 150 brands and more than 3000 products available. It uses Amazon’s rapid local fulfilment network to solve some of the biggest challenges startup founders face.’s latest innovation for the Australian market, Amazon Launchpad, a new store for… Read more »


VIDEO: How an online retail strategy built men’s skincare brand Marlowe

- August 6, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

LA-based brand incubator Beach House Group built the men’s skincare range Marlowe, using an online retail strategy, concluding that reviews online were the best way to build brand loyalty. Their brands also include oral care, luggage, playhouse kits, and the children’s stationery brand Yoobi, which donates school supplies to kids in need with every purchase. Beach… Read more »


The national angel investor awards are returning for 2019

- August 5, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Startup ecosystem analysts Techboard will recognise the importance of angel investors in the sector’s growth with the second annual National Angel Awards to be held in Sydney this year. The awards recognise and celebrate people and companies active in the angel investment community, the role they play in the Australian startup and tech ecosystem… Read more »


StartupAUS is worried about the ACCC’s take on big business buying startups

- August 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

StartupAus CEO Alex McCauley. Photo: supplied StartupAUS is concerned about the damage last week’s ACCC report into digital platforms could cause to the startup sector if the competition watchdog’s views on mergers and acquisitions are implemented. The landmark inquiry and its 620-page report, which focused in part on the power of Facebook and Google, raised concerns… Read more »

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HR startup Culture Amp is using AI to predict how productive new employees will be and how long they’ll stay

- August 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

  HR tech startup Culture Amp has developed an AI-based predictive tool to forecast productivity and turnover risk in new employees. Rod Hamilton, Culture Amp’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer said the Foresight Engine, unveiled this week at the company’s annual global conference, Culture First, comes out of the recent acquisition of performance management venture… Read more »


SME lender Judo Bank partners with cash management fintech Cashwerkz to offer term deposits

- August 2, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Judo Bank, a new bank lending to SMEs, will offer term deposits after signing a partnership deal with ASX-listed online cash management marketplace Cashwerkz. The challenger bank, which earlier this week announced it had raised $400 million in funding and was on track to lend $1 billion by Christmas after being granted its full-banking license… Read more »


This female founder told investors she had two important projects underway as she raised $2.2 million

- August 1, 2019 4 MIN READ

Work180 co-founders Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva. Photo: supplied Work180 has raised $2.2m as part of its mission to end workplace discrimination Giant Leap and Investible have joined Kim Jackson’s Skip Capital, which led the raise It counts Microsoft, NAB, BHP and Atlassian among its clients. When Gemma Lloyd set out to raise $2.2 million… Read more »


A leading UK insurance tech incubator is launching in Sydney

- July 31, 2019 2 MIN READ

London’s Insurtech Gateway is launching its first international program in Australia Former Insurtech Australia CEO Simon O’Dell will run the incubator The program aims to support 4-6 startups over the next 2 years London’s Insurtech Gateway incubator is launching its first international program: Insurtech Gateway Australia. The venture will be based at Sydney’s Stone and… Read more »


Property app Soho has inked a deal with PRDnationwide

- July 31, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Soho CEO Jonathan Lui. Photo: supplied     Property tech startup Soho has signed more than 400 PRDnationwide real estate agents and 80 offices across Australia to its app, which founder Jonathan Lui describes as “LinkedIn for real estate”. The free social networking app has more than 30,000 users and has featured more than 350,000… Read more »