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Experiences startup AmazingCo raises $5.1 million

- September 13, 2019 2 MIN READ

AmazingCo founders Silvia Hope, Jeremy Cox and Nick Brozovic. Photo: Supplied Melbourne experiences platform AmazingCo raised AU$5.1m in a Series A round backed by Aconex co-founders Leigh Jasper and Robert Phillpot. Rampersand VC, Artesian and Macdoch Ventures were also part of the raise. The Series A follows a $2.3m seed funding round last year, with those… Read more »

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Ian Gardiner is taking Innovation Bay’s startup showcase to Adelaide this year

- September 12, 2019 1 MIN READ

Innovation Bay co-founder Ian Gardiner thinks Adelaide “has become one of Australia’s hotspots of startup activity” and is heading there in November to host a Startup Showcase at Lot Fourteen. The showcase, based on Innovation Bay’s ‘Founder Dinner’ format, gives 16 selected startups the chance to present their ideas and build relationships with investors and… Read more »

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Are you getting the most out of your POS?

- September 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

Point of sale (POS) systems have come a long way in a very short space of time. Make sure your business is getting the most out of the tech that’s now available. Because if you’re not, your competitors probably are. While a clunky old cash register might still come to mind when we think ‘checkout’,… Read more »

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5 ways to help ensure your staff are happier at work

- September 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

  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 »

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A Sydney University professor just raised $22 million to solve a big problem in quantum computing

- September 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Square Peg Capital Partner Tushar Roy with Professor Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of QCTRL. Photo: supplied Quantum computing startup Q-CTRL has raised US$15 million (AU$22m) in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital.  Silicon Valley’s Sierra Ventures also joined the raise beside existing investors, including Sequoia Capital, Main Sequence Ventures, and Horizons… Read more »

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New digital banks 86 400 and Xinja are the first to launch app-based retail accounts

- September 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

Neobank Xinja has been granted a full banking license by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), and will launch transaction accounts as the battle to carve out a digital slice of the $13 billion banking system’s revenue stream heats up.  APRA has now granted four authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) licences to challenger banks, having recently approved… Read more »

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Shoes of Prey co-founder Michael Fox returns with a plant-based ‘meat’ startup backed by Mars

- September 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

  When  Mars Australia announced recently that it was backing six local food-focused startups with a $40,000 grant as part of the food giant’s Seeds of Change accelerator, a familiar name popped up among the successful applicants: Michael Fox. Fox co-founded Shoes of Prey, the customised online shoe startup that collapsed in March, costing investors… Read more »