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CYBER WARS: Australia ramps up cybersecurity defences by $1.35bn

- July 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian government is ramping up its cybersecurity defences, announcing on Tuesday that it will spend $1.35 billion over 10 years to enhance the national capabilities and assistance via the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package, the focus will range from cyber… Read more »

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BrightSpots: How Zoho put values above revenue to deal with covid-19

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

COVID-19  will continue to present extraordinary challenges to Australian businesses and startups – even this week as Victoria braces for its second lockdown as it contends with another virus outbreak. When it comes to this pandemic, nobody was entirely prepared, but there are some businesses – with deep pockets, vast expertise and contingency plans –… Read more »

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Square’s former Australian boss is launching a business payments fintech with $6.3m seed raise

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

A former executive from Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square is launching a new payments and financial services fintech targeting business. Melbourne-based Zeller, founded by Ben Pfisterer and Dominic Yap, has landed $6.3 million in seed funding led by Square Peg Capital, which previously invested in fintechs such as Stripe, Airwallex, Prospa and Athena, alongside Apex… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 29, 2020 4 MIN READ

Happy Monday all. Two more sleeps to a new financial year. Here’s what’s happening. Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on the business TV streaming channel ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on the ausbiz site here.  … Read more »

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Adelaide software startup MGM Wireless has designed a smartwatch to keep seniors safe

- June 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Software company MGM Wireless is launching an all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device to help keep elderly users safe and connected to family. The 4G watch follows the success of the South Australian company’s SPACETALK smartwatch designed for children aged 5-12, which it launched in 2017 and has enjoyed success in Australia, New Zealand and… Read more »

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Antler opens its playbook to budding entrepreneurs, with a new online course

- June 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Antler, a global early-stage VC which enables and invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, has launched a 5-week free online course, opening up the company’s playbook on how to build and scale global tech companies to aspiring future founders. Antler, a global early-stage VC which enables and invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, has launched a 5-week free online… Read more »

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Antler launches The Reindeer Network to empower female innovators

- June 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

Antler Australia has unveiled a new program aimed at empowering and inspiring ambitious women to launch and lead their own startup.  Female founders face significant hurdles when accessing capital, tapping into supportive networks and backing themselves, according to this recent government report. These hurdles are part of the reason why only 56% of startups have… Read more »

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LIVE: Antler Australia’s online Demo Day

- June 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Antler Australia, the Sydney-based startup accelerator and venture capital investor, is holding its Demo Day online tonight from 7.30pm.   You can watch below live. If you’re interested in engaging with the companies involved, then click on this link for the full experience to ask the founders questions and more!   You can read… Read more »