Innovation

Here are some of the best things among 100-plus events at the 2021 Spark Festival

- September 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

Tech & innovation festival Spark has unveiled its 2021 program with more than 100 events in a hybrid mix of national gatherings online and in person.  Now in its sixth year, the Spark Festival will run for two weeks from October 13-27, covering everything that’s hot for startups, innovation and entrepreneurship. Festival Director Maxine Sherrin… Read more »

Innovation

A new report reveals that Australia is falling behind the US, UK and China on digital tech innovation

- September 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

Digital technologies are now at the heart of our everyday lives, as anyone who has swapped their office for a videoconferencing screen, or downloaded a contact-tracing app, knows only too well. This trend is set to continue even in a post-COVID world. Australia is at a crossroads in developing a strong digital economy to meet… Read more »

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Capital Raising

Digital wealth management platform Tomorrow Super goes on the hunt for $5 million pre-IPO round

- September 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

An upcoming challenger superannuation brand, Tomorrow Super, is on the hunt for $5 million in pre-IPO funding. Founder and CEO Wes Hall says he wants to create a digital-first “game-changing” low cost, hassle free SMSF-type model for a ESG-conscious generation. “There are three undeniable trends when it comes to investing in Australia: economic activism through… Read more »

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Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: the rise of the technouveau riche

- September 20, 2021 5 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel discussing… Read more »

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Capital Raising

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Climate and femtech investment, and the hunt for health startups

- September 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

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Insights

ASK ALAN: My startup has a $500 marketing budget, so how should I spend it?

- September 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

The truth is, $500 is not going to get you very far on most marketing platforms. Unless you’re incredibly lucky you’re not going to guess correctly the first time you experiment with the variables of [creative]+[placement]+[time]+[advertising channel] and it isn’t enough marketing budget to run even one A/B test and get some conclusive results. But,… Read more »

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Investing

Susan Oliver named Angel of the Year in Techboard’s annual angel investor awards

- September 14, 2021 4 MIN READ

Scale Investors co-founder Susan Oliver has been named the Angel of the Year in Techboard’s annual Australian Angel Awards. Oliver, who early this year stepped away the governance side of Scale to chair the Alice Anderson Fund, the Victorian government’s sidecar fund, was a worthy recipient accord to Angel Awards founder and Techboard co-founder Rafael… Read more »

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Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Kiwi ‘funtech’, buying Maccas with BTC, Aussie exits, Twitter’s Facebook move

- September 13, 2021 7 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel discussing… Read more »