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Fintech

Global fintech Airwallex launches in Singapore today

- January 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

Homegrown global fintech Airwallex has announced its official launch into Singapore today following its November grant of a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The approval will see Airwallex progressively introduce a suite of product and service offerings that will enable businesses in Singapore to operate and grow globally and… Read more »

Mergers & Acquisitions

HungryPanda gobbles up Asian food delivery platforms Easi and Buy@Home

- January 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

UK-based Asian food delivery platform HungryPanda, has snapped up two local rivals, acquiring Melbourne-based startup Easi and New Zealand’s Buy@Home. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisitions mean HungryPanda, founded in 2017, now operates in 10 countries, including the UK, France, Italy, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, across 60 cities.… Read more »

Annie Flamsteed
Funding

Athlete mental health startup championed by Grand Slam winning tennis coach Darren Cahill bags $2.5 million seed round

- January 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

A female-founded wellness management platform for youth athletes has closed a $2.5 million seed round as it looks to help athletes with their mental health. Brisbane-based iNSPIRETEK was founded by former competitive gymnast Annie Flamsteed to provide athletes with mental health support and the tools they need when they need them most. The round was led by… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence

COMPUTER SAYS NO: The trouble with chatbots and how to use them better

- January 10, 2022 4 MIN READ

Hands up if you’ve ever cursed, mocked or yelled at a chatbot. No surprise if you have. Those automated “helpers” – supposedly designed to make customer service smarter, faster and more efficient – can certainly be a source of frustration for sentient beings. Interactions with chatbots have become increasingly common in our daily lives. But… Read more »

Amanda Fay
News & Analysis

Startup advice marketplace The Pitch Portal has 1000 experts to turn to for advice

- January 7, 2022 4 MIN READ

Thousands of startup experts and consultants have signed up to offer flexibility on the billing or meet entrepreneurs ‘halfway’ in fee negotiations as part of a new online service investment marketplace, The Pitch Portal. Founder Amanda Fay launched the platform in the thick of last year’s Covid lockdowns, explaining that The Pitch Portal is both… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg
Global tech

2021 was the year governments really started to wise up against big tech

- January 5, 2022 4 MIN READ

After all the bad press tech companies have received, would anyone still be surprised to learn the outwardly smiling face of social media conceals a sophisticated data-collection industry? Last year’s headlines delivered news of an array of concerning data and privacy violations from the world’s biggest tech players. But interestingly, it also seemed to be… Read more »

News & Analysis

Startup Daily’s most read stories of 2021

- January 4, 2022 3 MIN READ

While new variants of Covid-19 gave the past year a Groundhog Day quality after the initial disruption of 2020. But despite the additional chaos, it was an another exciting year for the startup and tech sectors amid massive raises, the rise of more venture capital funds and plenty of mergers and acquisitions. On that front… Read more »

News & Analysis

Envato pledges $25,000 to Smiling Mind campaign

- January 4, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

The Envato Foundation has pledged to match donations up to a total of $25,000 as part of Smiling Mind’s annual giving campaign.  Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help make mindfulness and mental health support more accessible for Australians of all ages.  The Envato Foundation had previously… Read more »

News & Analysis

The government will be able delete links from Google in 2022

- December 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

The eSafety Commissioner will be able to tell search engines like Google to delete links pointing to offending content under legislation that comes into effect early next year. Under the re-configured Online Content Scheme, the eSafety Commissioner can direct internet companies like social media platforms, ISPs, app stores, and even search engines to remove or… Read more »