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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 »

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Square’s former Australian boss is launching a business payments fintech with $6.3m seed raise

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

A former executive from Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square is launching a new payments and financial services fintech targeting business. Melbourne-based Zeller, founded by Ben Pfisterer and Dominic Yap, has landed $6.3 million in seed funding led by Square Peg Capital, which previously invested in fintechs such as Stripe, Airwallex, Prospa and Athena, alongside Apex… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 29, 2020 4 MIN READ

Happy Monday all. Two more sleeps to a new financial year. Here’s what’s happening. 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.  … Read more »

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Adelaide software startup MGM Wireless has designed a smartwatch to keep seniors safe

- June 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Software company MGM Wireless is launching an all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device to help keep elderly users safe and connected to family. The 4G watch follows the success of the South Australian company’s SPACETALK smartwatch designed for children aged 5-12, which it launched in 2017 and has enjoyed success in Australia, New Zealand and… Read more »

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Antler opens its playbook to budding entrepreneurs, with a new online course

- June 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Antler, a global early-stage VC which enables and invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, has launched a 5-week free online course, opening up the company’s playbook on how to build and scale global tech companies to aspiring future founders. Antler, a global early-stage VC which enables and invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, has launched a 5-week free online… Read more »

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LIVE: Antler Australia’s online Demo Day

- June 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Antler Australia, the Sydney-based startup accelerator and venture capital investor, is holding its Demo Day online tonight from 7.30pm.   You can watch below live. If you’re interested in engaging with the companies involved, then click on this link for the full experience to ask the founders questions and more!   You can read… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Is it Wednesday already? Lots of global news today. 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.  Wirecard’s ex-CEO arrested We… Read more »

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Canva just doubled in value to $8.7bn on an $87 million raise

- June 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

● Canva raises US$60m for a US$6bn valuation ● The design platform now has 30m+ monthly users in 190 countries; ● Increases workplace collaboration tools, including talking presentations Privately-owned Australia design giant Canva has raised US$60 million (A$87m) in a round that nearly doubled the company’s previous valuation of  US$3.2 billion to US$6 billion (A$8.7bn).… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

  Hello Monday’s experts Here’s some of what’s going down.   1. Wirecard’s missing billions German payment processor and financial services provider Wirecard AG may or may not be missing €1.9 billion (A$3.1bn) in a bank somewhere in Asia, but that doesn’t really matter, because investors have already wiped more than €6 billion in value from… Read more »