Documentaries abound at Melbourne’s Transitions Film Festival 2020, which began yesterday. The Startup Show co-founder Anna Reeves explains why we should all be watching more documentaries about the future. Jetpack jokes aside, let’s face it: the science fiction fantasies we’ve grown up with are almost, if not already here. And it’s likely that… Read more »
Australia’s Christmas traditions are a far cry from the world’s other major tech hubs, where people take a few days off amid the snow of a cool Yule. With many workers crossing the finish line to a summer, we spoke to founders and others in the startup ecosystem about how they’ll be spending the Christmas… Read more »
In tech hubs around the world, a “successful entrepreneur” label is synonymous with building something from the ground up, following a passion, and funding the business on credit card debt until that first round of venture capital is wired into the bank. In the tech world, the glory story is about entrepreneurs who bet… Read more »
Hello Tuesday. It’s like the Matrix, but slower. 1. The great NBN speed wars Whose side were you on during the great NBN speed wars, Daddy? Well son, it all began when the government-owned $50 billion broadband project commissioned AlphaBeta to tell the world how good it was, and they declared Australia’s speed was… Read more »
Paul Walshe, CEO of Fair Go Finance Perth-based fintech startup Fair Go Finance, has a new owner with Skybound Capital Australia buying a 60% in the business from European parent company MyBucks SA as part of a $20 million investment. Skybound Capital is a global wealth management business, with around AU$1.5 billion in funds under… Read more »
Today’s R U OK? Day are an important reminder to be kind to yourself and to those around you. You never know who could be silently suffering from life’s ups and downs. This is especially important to be aware of at work. Conservative estimates on the effects of absenteeism suggest it is costing Australian… Read more »
Kylie and Casmir Bratkowski live in the NSW Southern Highlands with two children, aged under 12, and run two very successful (and very different) businesses. Klyie spoke to sister publication Flying Solo about the family’s ambition to save $20,000 by the end of the year. Flying Solo: When did you start saving? Kylie Bratkowski:… Read more »
Prospa co-founders Beau Bertoli and Greg Moshal – an Australian fintech success story. Photo: supplied Global advisory firm KPMG is on the hunt for the best fintech startups in the world to compile its annual Fintech100. Nominations close on July 31, with the final list for the 2019 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech100 being… Read more »
After 17 years as a recruiter, I realised I’d got it wrong in my own business – here’s what I changed
There might be an assumption that as a recruiter who has filled thousands of roles over 17 years, that I’d get it right every time when it came to my own business. Even recruiters make hiring mistakes. As a founder, I fell into some common traps and learnt some valuable lessons. Tired of the… Read more »
One of the biggest issues facing startups is when to take on capital to help them scale, and the best way to source it. There’s a big range of options. How you go about raising the working capital you need requires serious thought about whether the business wants to take on debt or dilute equity… Read more »
One of Startup Daily’s favourite newsletters, which lands in our inbox daily, comes from Anand Sanwal of CB Insights, a US technology business that uses AI-based software to analyse data and predict trends in tech. Their claim to fame is they “help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys… Read more »
Melbourne educational training startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) has raised US$33 million (A$47m) from US and local investors, including Summit Partners and Airtree Ventures, just four years after brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg launched the platform. As technological disruption cuts its way through a swathe of industry sectors, the Kroonenburgs has been working with a… Read more »
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