Opinion

Why a ‘growth mindset’ is important for dealing with stress and mental health

- October 21, 2019 3 MIN READ

From co-founder break-ups to startup burn-out, the path of the founder can be fraught with stress. A study conducted by American researcher Michael Freeman suggests that even before founders set-up shop they have a pre-existing vulnerability to stress. His 2015 study of 242 entrepreneurs found that a higher proportion of founders reported a lifetime history… Read more »

Brains Trust

How to get the best results from LinkedIn

- October 21, 2019 4 MIN READ

LinkedIn expert Lucy Bingle spent 20 years in the marketing industry before flying solo with her own business. She now runs a digital marketing agency, LucyBingle.com, that specialises in teaching people how to get the most from the LinkedIn platform “I have always had a strong interest in running my own business. My father was… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- October 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

Friday already? Here’s the latest in tech news. 1.  Atlassian had a good quarter and went shopping The Sydney-based global tech giant released its quarterly earnings today, revealing an 36% jump in revenue from 12 months earlier to US$363.4 million – 28 cents earnings per share (EPS). The result beat Wall Street expectations of $351… Read more »

Partner Content

Australia’s premier tech summit is returning to Melbourne

- October 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

More than 1,000 tech and business leaders will gather in Melbourne on December 4 for the tech sector’s premier thought leadership event: the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2019. The fifth annual summit will focus on the innovators creating products and services that compete on the global stage to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Australian Computer… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva adds another $1.1 billion to its value after a $125 million raise

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Canva co-founders Cameron Adams, Cliff Obrecht and Melanie Perkins. Photo: supplied Privately-owned online design startup Canva says its market value is now US$3.2 billion (AU$4.7bn) after a US$85 million (AU$125m) raise revealed on Thursday. Those lining up to support Canva’s 7th raise – taking the total investment to AU$333 million in five years – with… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Hello Thursday! Here’s the tech news.   1. UBS says sell Afterpay  Shares in buy now, pay later fintechs are copping a beating today. A research note by investment bank UBS placing a sell rating on Afterpay and rival Zip, appeared to spark an investor stampede for the exits. Two days after hitting a record high of… Read more »

News & Analysis

EY FINTECH CENSUS: The Hayne royal commission was a blessing, but now money is tight

- October 17, 2019 4 MIN READ

The 2019 EY FinTech Australia Census reveals the Hayne Financial Services Royal Commission was good for the local fintech sector 42% of fintechs say relationships with existing financial institutions improved over the past year 77% of fintechs are now post-revenue and median revenue has grown 80% from 2018 Nearly half report a stronger uptake of… Read more »

Opinion

How fintech put customers back at banking’s core

- October 17, 2019 3 MIN READ

The traditional banking sector has well and truly been disrupted. In a recent PwC report on how fintech is shaping financial services, it estimates the cumulative global investment in the space could exceed 150 billion over the next few years. So, what exactly is it that fintech is bringing to the table to warrant all… Read more »

News & Analysis

This new fintech app lets investors manage their property portfolio on a phone

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Properlytics, a new proptech platform for property owners to keep track of the value of their investments has been released by Brisbane fintech developer Brodie Haupt. Designed so investors can manage and track the performance of their real estate portfolio and keep all the information at their fingertips, Properlytics saves hours in record-keeping and staying… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia’s top fintech investors will debate the latest funding trends in Melbourne

- October 16, 2019 2 MIN READ

The most recent trends in fintech investment in Australia will be debated by some of the investors at the forefront of the sector a special Techboard Roundtable in Melbourne this Friday, October 18. Presented in association with Fintech Australia and the Intersekt Festival, the Techboard roundtable discussion will  focus on the future of funding for… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- October 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Wednesday. Here’s today’s tech news. 1. Global fintechs are preparing to hit Australia UK software startup TrueLayer is heading to Australia in 2020, The SMH reports, paving the way for a bunch of fintechs to take advantage of the country’s open banking policy when it kicks off in February. TrueLayer’s software is an… Read more »

Profiles

10 awesome businesses in rural Australia run by women

- October 15, 2019 2 MIN READ

Birth Beat’s Edwina Sharrock Resilient, innovative and passionate; three words to live by when you’re a woman running a small business in rural Australia. And they are words worth contemplating on Tuesday, October 15, “International Rural Women’s Day”, a day to celebrate the invaluable contribution women make to rural regions across the globe. There are 275,000… Read more »