Female startup founders in Victoria will have access to $10 million in angel investment under a new fund announced in the state budget today. Treasurer Tim Pallas allocated $10 million towards the Women Founders Angel Sidecar Fund while hoping it will unlock a further $30 million in private sector equity. The funds are part of… Read more »
Have you used Google lately and been greeted by a yellow warning saying that the way Australians search on Google is under threat? To understand why these messages are appearing, Media Files interviewed former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Professor Allan Fels, and CEO of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative (PIJI),… Read more »
Longtail UX is a SaaS startup that developed technology to boost website ad performance and rankings on Google. Co-founder and CEO Andreas Dzumla is an ex-Googler who thinks the model the search giant operates is broken and stacked against small business, reducing them to suppliers to digital giants such as Amazon. He sat down with… Read more »
If video is the new tweet, Shootsta co-founder and CTO Tim Moylan is on his way to becoming the next Jack Dorsey. The vidtech company lets brands create their own high-quality videos, giving them a tuck and polish with a 24-hour turnaround time. Founded in 2014 in Sydney, ASX-listed ad agency AdCorp backed the… Read more »
Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth are cofounders and co-CEOs of Melbourne recruitment firm Think Talent. We had a chat about the launch and growth of the business, how they developed their approach, and how they are helping to prepare both employers and job seekers for the future of work.
Valeria Ignatieva is cofounder of WORK180, a company which looks to connect women with roles at organisations that have a focus on gender equality. We spoke about the genesis of Work180, how it works with clients, and how the conversation about equality in the workplace has evolved since the business first launched.
Emily Tuteur is director of product design at New York-based edutech startup littleBits. We had a chat about the growth of littleBits, and how she incorporates STEAM and gender-neutral design principles into her work.
We spoke with Cherie Diaz, managing director for OpenLearning in Australia, about her career path, the evolution of OpenLearning’s approach to education, and the growth of the company moving forward.
Nicola Farrell has been working with startups for almost a decade. We had a chat about her experience with Pollenizer, how the Australian startup ecosystem has developed over her time down under, and her role with muru-D.
Maria Halasz is the managing director and CEO of the ASX-listed life sciences & biotech company, Cellmid Limited. We had a chat with Maria about her career, what it’s like running a biotechnology company, and how attitudes to women in the corporate world have changed over her time in business.
A veteran of the tech industry, Ann Moffatt has long been ahead of her time, starting her career in IT in 1959 as a programmer for Kodak in the UK. We sat down for a chat with Ann to talk about her career in tech and why she’s still passionate about getting others into it.
Emily Rich is the managing director of startups for Microsoft in Australia and partner at M8 Ventures. We chat with Emily about getting into tech, her journey as a founder, and why she’s stayed in startup land to help other founders.
We chat with Ruth Hatherley, the founder and CEO of Moneycatcha, about her career in finance, the current financial services landscape and the understanding of blockchain within it, and the process of growing the startup.
Originally from Russia, Oksana Goncharova moved from Berlin to Australia in 2012 as part of the startup team created by Rocket Internet that launched The Iconic. We chat with her about joining Rocket Internet, her move to Australia, the experience of launching The Iconic, and the work she is now doing at Ansarada.
We chat with Kate Morris, the founder and CEO of Adore Beauty, about the birth and growth of the business, the sale of a stake to Woolworths and buying it back, and supporting women in the Australian startup space.