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Investment management platform Jacobi raises $11 million for European expansion

- July 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

Jacobi co-founders Greg Knox, Tony Mackenzie, and Tanya Bartolini. Source: supplied   The Brisbane investment technology platform has raised AU$11 million from US investors  Client base includes sovereign wealth and retirement funds, and asset and wealth managers with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management Expands internationally with launch of UK office to target Europe.   … Read more »

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SEEK just backed a $22 million Series C for people management startup Employment Hero

- July 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Employment Hero co-founder and CEO Ben Thompson. Source: supplied The latest raise values the 5-year-old startup at more than $100 million SEEK, OneVentures, and AirTree Ventures contributed once again The funds will help facilitate strategic integrations with SEEK, and international expansion, as well as developing the “WorkLife Passport” product, which simplifies things such as super… Read more »

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Accenture is offering $20,000 prizes to emerging Australian and New Zealand businesses

- July 8, 2019 1 MIN READ

If your business is doing something cool, it could be worth $20,000 and give you the chance to rub shoulders with government and corporate leaders at the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF). Consulting firm Accenture is backing the inaugural ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards, which offers a $20,000 prize to each of four… Read more »

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Financial advisers are backing a crowdfunding campaign for an $11 million independent ratings startup

- July 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

Adviser Ratings CEO Mark Hoven and MD and co-founder Angus Woods. Source: supplied Sydney-based independent financial advice rating and data startup Adviser Ratings has turned to crowdfunding as it seeks to respond the banking royal commission’s findings into conflicts of interest in the sector. The Series A raise through equity crowdfunding platform Birchal launched publicly… Read more »

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PHOTOS: Hub Australia’s new co-working space in Melbourne’s first skyscraper

- July 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Privately-owned co-working provider Hub Australia has opened its third Melbourne CBD space, Hub Parliament Station in Orica (formerly ICI) House on Nicholson Street. The 19-storey 1958 office tower was Australia’s first skyscraper. The Hub space is spread across three levels (16, 17 and 18) covering 2,757 square metres. Hub Parliament Station can fit more than… Read more »

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A data analytics startup using social media to find security threats just raised $4 million from the CSIRO

- July 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Who’s who at Fivecast: Ross Buglak, VP Product Development; CEO Dr Brenton Cooper; Duane Rivett, VP Commercial; Dave Blockow, VP Engineering. Photo: Ben Searcy.  South Australian data analytics company  Fivecast has raised $4 million from the CSIRO’s Innovation Fund, Main Sequence Ventures, and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund, to expand globally. The Adelaide startup… Read more »

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How property data analysts CoreLogic use AI to keep their staff happy

- July 1, 2019 1 MIN READ

The robots are not coming for your job, according to Sarah Edwards, client operations head at property data company CoreLogic. Instead, they’re freeing up workers to do more interesting things. CoreLogic has been introducing robotics to automate simple and repetitive tasks and Edwards says it’s delivered efficiencies for both customers and staff. “Our goal has… Read more »

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A uni-backed startup with a hydration booster for professional athletes just raised $1 million

- June 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

A new range of hydration-boosting drinks developed at an Adelaide university startup, already popular with professional cyclists, has just raised more than $950,000 in a pre-Series A round. Preserve Health Pty Ltd, Flinders University spin-out company, raised the funds for PREPD, a two-step hydration-enhancer designed to boost the absorption of sports drinks and water to… Read more »

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CSIRO scientists have developed a ‘vaccine’ against attacks on AI

- June 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Researchers from Data61, the CSIRO’s data and digital specialist arm, have developed techniques they claim will effectively ‘vaccinate’ algorithms against adversarial attack, meaning it will prevent malevolent actors from hijacking  machine learning. Dr Richard Nock, Data61 machine learning group leader, explained that algorithms ‘learn’ from the data they are trained on to create a… Read more »

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The 10 skills most in demand in Australia right now according to LinkedIn

- June 26, 2019 3 MIN READ

Workplace networking site LinkedIn has released its take on workplace education and training today claiming nearly a third (29%) of Australian employees quit a job due to insufficient access to learning and development to upskill. The Future of Skills 2019 Report, says there is a critical gap between the learning and development (L&D) opportunities employees… Read more »