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News & Analysis

YBF launches Victorian Tech Startup Week to kickstart Victoria’s tech ecosystem

- March 5, 2021 4 MIN READ

 Startup tech and innovation leaders YBF will play host to the Victorian Tech Startup Week in March. The plan: facilitate connections between the YBF  Startup Immersion Program graduates and the local startup community and boost the startup scene with a week-long series of workshops and activities to reignite collaboration. Prior to the pandemic, Victoria’s startup… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Hello all. How nice to make it to Friday. It feels like it’s been a tough week on many fronts, especially on the eve of International Women’s Day on Monday Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   Google gives up tracking Google… Read more »

Funding

Fintech Carclarity raises $1 million seed round

- March 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based car loan fintech Carclarity has raised a $1 million seed round led by Equity Venture Partners (EVP), just 12 months after launching. The funds will be use to build the startups product and development as it looks to expand from car financing to embedding itself in the car buying experience. Others in the funding… Read more »

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News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Yay! We’ve made it to Thursday. Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.     Xero’s $284m job tool Accountancy platform Xero has acquired the 17-year-old Danish workforce management platform Planday for €155.7 million (A$241m) upfront, plus a subsequent earnout payment of up… Read more »

Global tech

The battle between Apple and Epic Games over Fortnite staying on the App store is starting to play out in Australia’s courts

- March 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

The fight between Epic Games, the company behind the wildly popular video game Fortnite, and tech giant Apple, which banned the company from its App store in August last year, is currently playing out in the Australian legal system, as well as the US, UK and Europe Last month Epic Games announced it had filed… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 3, 2021 3 MIN READ

  Welcome to Wednesday. Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   Grimes against art A non-fungible token (NFT) sounds like a reason to see a doctor, but it’s the new bitcoin, a unique type of digital asset that’s already become a US$250m… Read more »

News & Analysis

How Code Camp staged its comeback to teach kids code after a devastating 2020

- March 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Code Camp was one of Australia’s fastest growing social impact and education ventures when the coronavirus pandemic hit 12 months ago. Founder Ben Levi had spent six years building the country’s largest STEM school holiday programs, teaching more than 100,000 Australian students to design and code apps, online games, digital worlds, and websites. The business… Read more »

Fintech

Consumer data right platform Adatree has been approved to take part in open banking

- March 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney regtech startup Adatree has been approved to take part in Australia’s open banking system as Accredited Data Recipient (ADR) for the Consumer Data Right (CDR). It’s the first early-stage startup accredited and the first ADR with a female CEO, Jill Berry. Adatree helps fintechs gain access to open banking, offering of a scalable technology… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

It’s tech Tuesday! Here’s your local and global tech news.  Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Buffett’s monkey investors Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Warren Buffet’s annual shareholder newsletter is out and shows that even the Sage of Omaha gets it wrong sometimes, with… Read more »

Mergers & Acquisitions

Yellow Pages owner Sensis just sold for $260 million to a Nasdaq-listed US software supplier

- March 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian marketing company Sensis, publisher of the Yellow and White Pages, has been sold for A$260 million to US Nasdaq-listed Thryv Holdings. Thryv is a supplier of small business software in the US and owner of the Yellow Pages brand in the states. The price represents a significant haircut for US private equity firm Platinum… Read more »