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 »

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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 »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- June 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

  Hello Monday’s experts Here’s some of what’s going down.   1. Wirecard’s missing billions German payment processor and financial services provider Wirecard AG may or may not be missing €1.9 billion (A$3.1bn) in a bank somewhere in Asia, but that doesn’t really matter, because investors have already wiped more than €6 billion in value from… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Australian tech is in danger as the US and China fight for supremacy

- June 22, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Technology is now a central weapon in the Trump administration’s self-professed “strategic competition” with China and the battle between the two giants has the potential to cause major problems for Australian tech companies according to Brendan Thomas-Noone, a research fellow at Sydney University’s United States Studies Centre. Thomas-Noone authored Tech Wars: US-China tech competition and… Read more »

Opinion

Facebook says it doesn’t need news on its site in response to push to pay for media content

- June 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian government is setting out to develop a “bargaining code” to address power imbalances between news media publishers and digital platforms such as Facebook and Google. The creation of this code was recommended last year in the final report of the Digital Platforms Inquiry held by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC). The… Read more »

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BNPL fintech Splitit saw its share price double on a Mastercard deal, before issuing a ‘clarification’

- June 18, 2020 3 MIN READ

Thursday was a very good day for ASX-listed buy-now-pay-later venture Splitit which, just before 11am, told the market it had “signed a multi-year agreement” with Mastercard “to accelerate the adoption of Splitit’s instalment solution around the world”. The market was bullish for the Afterpay rival – itself hitting new record highs today before closing at… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Fine Defender, which challenges unjust fines, is crowdfunding

- June 18, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Fine Defender was founded by Adam Cockayne in 2016 after he saw first-hand the challenges related to unjust fines. So he developed software to help assess and challenge fines issued for everything from parking to traffic, public transport and more recently Covid-19, charging a $25-$35 fee to launch the challenge after they’ve completed an online… Read more »