News & Analysis
The Australian alternative lending space has a new player in its midst, with new offering Lumi launching following the raise of a $31.5 million Series A round.
Oneflare is continuing to consolidate the home services market, acquiring on-demand cleaning services marketplace TidyMe.
The government is set to make changes to legislation covering employee share schemes, proposing to double the current limit to allow companies to offer employees up to $10,000 each year.
The Digital Vineyard Guidance System is a platform to filter data collected from a suite of remote sensors to improve vineyard efficiency.
Students learned from Dharawal Elders and, using tools such as Paint 3D and Minecraft, created an augmented reality app to bring to life a Dharawal Dreaming story.
75 per cent of Australian SMB owners said they can’t be sure they’ll be able to pay their own bills on time due to unpaid invoices.
Sydney-based HR startup Flare has made two key hires, appointing former Birchbox CTO Liz Crawford as CTO and Jim Matheson, former vice president of marketing and growth at hipages, as CMO.
Auckland startup PredictHQ has raised US$10 million ($13.8 million, NZ$14.8 million) in a Series A round led by US firm Aspect Ventures.
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is to become home to SunRamp, an accelerator program focused on the connectivity industry, backed by Boulder-based organisation CableLabs.
Almost two thirds of Australian workers believe that their employer investing in mental health and wellbeing would improve productivity, a report has found, while 55 percent believe it would reduce sickness and absenteeism.
Becoming Australia’s most successful Kickstarter project in 2016, nura has closed a $21 million Series A round led by existing backer Blackbird Ventures to push the rollout of its flagship product, the nuraphone.
Toowoomba startup Spark Girlz has taken out the top prize at the Asia Pacific regional finals of the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Women event.
Melbourne education startup Maths Pathway, which has created an online learning system to help teachers better teach their students mathematics, has raised $2.1 million in a seed funding round led by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is helping to prepare its members for the future by aligning with Australian startup communities Fishburners, Stone and Chalk, and New Zealand’s The Icehouse.