Fintech

Consumer data right platform Adatree has been approved to take part in open banking

- March 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney regtech startup Adatree has been approved to take part in Australia’s open banking system as Accredited Data Recipient (ADR) for the Consumer Data Right (CDR). It’s the first early-stage startup accredited and the first ADR with a female CEO, Jill Berry. Adatree helps fintechs gain access to open banking, offering of a scalable technology… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

It’s tech Tuesday! Here’s your local and global tech news.  Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Buffett’s monkey investors Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Warren Buffet’s annual shareholder newsletter is out and shows that even the Sage of Omaha gets it wrong sometimes, with… Read more »

Mergers & Acquisitions

Yellow Pages owner Sensis just sold for $260 million to a Nasdaq-listed US software supplier

- March 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian marketing company Sensis, publisher of the Yellow and White Pages, has been sold for A$260 million to US Nasdaq-listed Thryv Holdings. Thryv is a supplier of small business software in the US and owner of the Yellow Pages brand in the states. The price represents a significant haircut for US private equity firm Platinum… Read more »

Xinja
Fintech

Xinja is officially no longer a bank

- March 1, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Xinja is no longer a neobank. Despite last minute efforts by a group of the company’s shareholders pushing for the fintech to keep its banking licence, after it was the startup’s most valuable asset, the financial regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) revoked Xinja’s licence as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) on Friday. The… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the first day of Autumn. Here’s your local and global tech news.  Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. The end of HQs Coinbase filed for its IPO last week. You can read more about the plan,… Read more »

News & Analysis

An Australian bushfire detection satellite is heading into orbit in 2022 in an all-Aussie space adventure

- March 1, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Queensland tech startup Fireball International’s bushfire detection satellite will head into orbit in 2022 thanks to an all-Australian deal that includes in-space transportation provider, Space Machines Company, and rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies. Space Machines Co.’s ‘space taxi’, Optimus-1, carries passenger satellites to orbit around Earth, or potentially to higher bodies like the Moon or Mars.… Read more »

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Insights

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Canva buys, Swoop drops drugs, Twitter cashes in, ASX tech reports, SpaceX raises

- February 28, 2021 6 MIN READ

  Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday morning. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin… Read more »

Healthtech

Australian tech measuring vital signs remotely is now the cornerstone of US covidsafe workplaces

- February 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

Technology developed in South Australia to remotely measure vital signs is being used at universities and workplaces in the United States to help detect COVID-19 cases. The University of South Australia (UniSA) technology uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to measures heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, movement and blood oxygen saturation. It was developed to be… Read more »