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5 things you should know about tech today

- November 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

The HealthMatch team.   Welcome to Wednesday. Here are the latest tech tales.   1.  Blockchain buff John McAfee is heading to StartCon The fecund US entrepreneur, who founded the cybersecurity software company that still bears his name (he parted ways with it 25 years ago) is heading to Sydney for StartCon, Nov 22-23, to talk… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- November 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

Hello and happy Tuesday. Behave if you’re at Flemington.   1.  The race that stops the nation’s conversation Startup Daily has been to the Melbourne Cup. It should be on everyone’s bucket list, like the Boxing Day test, feeding the fish on Lord Howe Island, spending $100 a week on Sydney toll roads and not… Read more »

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Online lawyer marketplace Lawpath raises $4.4 million for Asian expansion

- November 5, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Online legal marketplace Lawpath has raised $4.4 million as it looks to push into Asia. Adcock Private Equity lead the round, which was oversubscribed and saw existing backers Pollenizer Investments, LegalZoom, Fort Street Advisors, Machdoch Ventures and Nick Abrahams, now head of innovation at Australian lawfirm Norton Rose Fulbright return The Sydney legaltech startup previously… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- November 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

Hello and happy Monday! Only one more sleep until the Reserve Bank decision that stops the nation.   1.  Jodie Fox talks about the Shoes of Prey collapse Jodie Fox has written a book about her experience in the wake of the failure of her high profile startup, Shoes of Prey. Reboot: Probably More Than You… Read more »

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This co-working space for women is seeking $2.5 million from crowdfunding

- November 1, 2019 2 MIN READ

Emma Startup, Dee Behan and Oonagh Geoghegan hope crowdfunding will back a women’s co-working space.  A co-working space for women, especially working mums, that will offer an onsite creche; women-focused amenities; and corporate packages designed to help businesses attract female talent is seeking $2.5 million in equity crowdfunding to try and launch in Sydney. Frankly… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- October 31, 2019 2 MIN READ

Startup founders at CEBIT   Happy Halloween! If you’re looking to scare investors, apparently an Adam Neumann costume is Silicon Valley’s go to for 2019.   1. A social media watershed moment?  https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952 Twitter’s boss, Jack Dorsey, just errr, trumped Mark Zuckerberg.  More on that here.   2.  North Korean hackers put malware on a PC… Read more »

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Martech Rokt gives early investors some exit with a $70 million raise

- October 31, 2019 2 MIN READ

Tom Cowan and Bruce Buchanan Rokt, the seven-year-old e-commerce marketing startup has raised US$48 million (AU$70m) in series C, led by local investment firm TDM Growth Partners. The funds will used to accelerate R&D, as well as giving early investors the chance to realise some of their investment without co-founder and CEO Bruce Buchanan heading to… Read more »

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Twitter is banning political advertising

- October 31, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Twitter will ban political advertising globally from next month, with founder and CEO Jack Dorsey arguing that the current regime has “significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle”. We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- October 30, 2019 3 MIN READ

Sydney’s Central railway station as Atlassianstan. Artist’s impression: Urban Growth NSW.   Happy Wednesday everybody. Hello from the startup pitch fest at CEBIT Australia in Sydney. We’ll bring you the results tomorrow   1. Who wants to spend $17 a month on Apple AirPods? To paraphrase Robin Williams, Apple products are god’s way of saying… Read more »

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32 incredible businesses to vote for as People’s Choice in the Telstra Business Awards

- October 29, 2019 9 MIN READ

The 2019 Telstra Business Awards had an astonishing 21,000 nominations, which has led to 32 state and territory-based winners across Australia now vying for the national People’s Choice Award. There was several categories in each state-based winner, ranging from the business of the year to small and medium-sized businesses, charities and social enterprises. Telstra CEO… Read more »

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One of the most famous names in Australian music just backed live gig app Muso in a $1.5 million seed round

- October 29, 2019 3 MIN READ

Muso co-founders Alan-Jin, Brandon Crimmins and Jeremiah Siemianow. Photo: supplied Muso, an online marketplace app for emerging musicians find live gigs, and help venues recruit new talent has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The support came from Investible a new impact investment fund Alberts Impact Capital, created by the legendary music publishing business Alberts (who… Read more »

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Australians spent up to $1 billion on Netflix last year, but it cost the streaming startup very little in tax

- October 28, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

A Netflix subscription costs between $120 and $240 a year. But when you buy one in Australia, paid in Australian dollars, for the Netflix Australia service, the seller is actually a Dutch-based subsidiary of the US-listed global streaming giant. The money goes straight to the Netherlands, which may partly explain why the company paid just… Read more »