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BlueChilli winds up early-stage investment to focus on scale-ups and Asia

- November 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

  One of Sydney’s leading startup accelerator and investment firms, BlueChilli, is shifting away early-stage startups to focus instead on scale-up companies instead, the company has announced. In response to the changing priorities of its corporate backers, BlueChilli will pivot in 2020, having expended the $10 million in the BlueChilli Venture Fund on early-stage startups… Read more »

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Education software startup Compass raises $60 million

- November 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

Compass Education co-founders John de la Motte and Lucas Filer Melbourne-based schools management platform Compass Education has landed $60 million in its first major raise, with private equity firm Advent Partners taking a minority share in the startup ahead of its international expansion. The school management software platform says it’s now used by more than… Read more »

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Billionaire Twiggy Forrest calls Facebook ‘pernicious’ over crypto scam ads

- November 11, 2019 3 MIN READ

The mining billionaire’s photo has been used by scammers in social media ads for cyptocurrencies Forrest is one of several high-profile Australians the scammers falsely claim back crypto schemes that cost those who’ve believed the ads millions of dollars Facebook says its doing its best to combat the fake ads Forrest wants governments around the… Read more »

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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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- November 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Hello Tuesday. Thoughts and fingers crossed.   1.  The climate change startup accelerator Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes is among those who’ve thrown their support behind a new Startmate accelerator for startups tackling climate change. They’re looking for 10 ventures and offering up to $75,000 for a 7.5% stake in each one. A bunch of VC… Read more »

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Opportunity remains in property investment, but it’s all about the numbers

- November 8, 2019 4 MIN READ

Problems with high-rise apartments, especially the high-profile cases in the Sydney suburbs of Mascot and Homebush, have scared away both buyers and lenders according to new data from RiskWise Property Research. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said the cracks in both Sydney towers, which saw residents evacuated and rehoused awaiting repairs, combined with fears it could surface… Read more »

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