Airtasker
ASX

Airtasker jobs have soared after lockdowns, up 70%

- November 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Casual jobs marketplace Airtasker this week held its first AGM since listing six months ago and despite the disruption of 2021’s pandemic lockdowns, pent-up demand to get things done has seen use of the platform soar. Airtasker’s (ASX:ART) gross marketplace volume (GMV) – a measure of activity on the platform –  crossed $200 million as… Read more »

ASX

Andrew Forrest backs ASX-listed psychedelic drugs medtech Emyria with $5m and its shares popped

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Shares in alternative drugs development company Emyria (ASX: EMD) popped 20% today on news that mining billionaire Dr Andrew Forrest’s family investment firm, Tattarang, had invested $5 million via a share placement. Emyria (ASX: EMD) shares closed at $0.39 cents following Monday’s trade after news of Tattarang becoming a strategic investor at $0.25 cents a… Read more »

India, shopping
ASX

Zip is pouring $70 million into an Indian BNPL

- September 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed buy-now-pay-later Zip is ramping up its offshore presence in one of the world biggest markets, taking a US$50 million (A$70m) stake in Indian BNPL ZestMoney. The six-year-old Indian fintech is the country’s market leading BNPL, with more than 11 million registered users, more than 10,000 online merchants and  75,000-plus physical stores on its customer… Read more »

Robin Levison
ASX

Materials tech startup Xefco launches joint venture to produce Covid-killing face masks

- September 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based materials technology company Xefco is launching a joint venture company to produce revolutionary face masks with the ability to kill the Covid-19 virus within minutes. Xefco developed masks coated in an ultra-thin layer of copper in a collaboration with Deakin University. Studies by the Doherty Institute found that the patent-pending technology has the ability… Read more »

Douugh
ASX

Fintech Douugh launches US wealth management advice service

- August 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian fintech Douugh (ASX:DOU) has continued its US expansion plans launching  a Douugh Wealth, an integrated robo-advisory investment service, as part of its app Founder and CEO Andy Taylor said the launch of Douugh Wealth “a critical milestone on our journey to becoming a truly global ‘responsible’ financial super app” to help users manage their… Read more »