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Hudled is the solution to managing all the software subscriptions you have

- July 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

Companies spend more on SaaS than ever before. This has created a maze of duplicate accounts and low accountability, resulting in 30% unused paid subscriptions. Enterprise solutions currently on the market are highly human driven with costly sales and onboarding processes, usually offering one-way sync and endless integrations.  Hudled co-founders, Alexander Millar and Santiago Bravo,… Read more »

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An app that pays you for exercising is coming

- July 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

A motion-detecting fitness app developed in South Australia that pays its users to exercise is set to launch this month. Adelaide-based app development company PixelForce has been working on the project – known as Fitbotic – for the past three years. Managing Director Hinney Lo said Fitbotic used motion detection technology to track the number… Read more »

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Amazon Launchpad is offering innovation grants worth $80,000 to help small businesses and startups

- July 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are optimistic about the ability to grow and innovate over the next 12 months, according to new research from Amazon Launchpad – Amazon.com.au’s program for Aussie startups and entrepreneurs. The Amazon Launchpad Innovation Report, commissioned by Amazon Australia, explores current sentiment amongst Australian SMB owners, how they evolved their… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Monday.   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. Uber buys rival Postmates for $3.8bn Uber is spending… Read more »

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AI-based engineering startup VAPAR, founded by two women, just raised $700,000 in seed funding

- July 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

Engineering startup VAPAR, which utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to check the condition of stormwater and sewerage pipelines, has raised AU$700,000 in seed funding led by Blackbird Ventures and Startmate, as well as angel investors. CEO Amanda Siqueira and CTO Michelle Aguilar, both engineering graduates from the University of Technology, Sydney, co-founded their… Read more »

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It’s great that renewables will provide 45,000 jobs, but what jobs will coal sector workers get?

- July 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

As the global renewables transition accelerates, the future for coal regions has become a big worry. This raises an important question: can renewables create the right jobs in the right places to employ former coal workers? According to our new research, the answer in many cases is “yes”. Renewable energy jobs provide a good match… Read more »

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Trace is reducing your carbon footprint for the price of a coffee

- July 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

As communities across the world continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic with some countries managing and mitigating the spread, another global crisis remains – climate change. This constant threat to the environment is what motivated co-founders Catherine Long and Joanna Auburn to launch their GreenTech startup, Trace. Self-proclaimed “climate conscious hypocrites,” both founders were taking… Read more »

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Meetric wants to solve the most annoying part of office meetings – the GSD from decisions

- July 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

Hours each week are wasted by teams across the world because meeting actions get lost, and projects get delayed, leaving feelings of dissatisfaction and unproductiveness.  Meetric is on a mission to stop this from happening. The digital product, integrated and linked with the events in your Google & Microsoft Calendar, helps managers better record and… Read more »

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CYBER WARS: Australia ramps up cybersecurity defences by $1.35bn

- July 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian government is ramping up its cybersecurity defences, announcing on Tuesday that it will spend $1.35 billion over 10 years to enhance the national capabilities and assistance via the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package, the focus will range from cyber… Read more »

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BrightSpots: How Zoho put values above revenue to deal with covid-19

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

COVID-19  will continue to present extraordinary challenges to Australian businesses and startups – even this week as Victoria braces for its second lockdown as it contends with another virus outbreak. When it comes to this pandemic, nobody was entirely prepared, but there are some businesses – with deep pockets, vast expertise and contingency plans –… Read more »