Future of work

The big bucks in tech come from working remotely

- July 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

Remote tech workers are paid nearly twice as much as their full-time office counterparts, a global survey from Landing.Jobs has found. Technology professionals in every region reported higher salaries if they were fully remote or had flexible working arrangements compared with people working full office jobs, according to the Global Tech Talent Trends 2022 survey. On average,… Read more »

Michael Ragavan
Other tech

Fintech startup Our Leg Up lets budding homeowners crack the market using ‘unemployed’ real estate equity

- March 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

In Australia, the number one driver of wealth inequality is real estate and, in particular, not owning real estate. As house prices around Australia continue to rise, purchasing a home feels further and further out of reach for most Australians. To combat this, former mortgage broker and investment banker, Michael Ragavan is creating a new… Read more »

ASX

HungryPanda gobbles up Asian food delivery platforms Easi and Buy@Home

- January 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

UK-based Asian food delivery platform HungryPanda, has snapped up two local rivals, acquiring Melbourne-based startup Easi and New Zealand’s Buy@Home. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisitions mean HungryPanda, founded in 2017, now operates in 10 countries, including the UK, France, Italy, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, across 60 cities.… Read more »

Funding

Homegrown e-bike startup Zoomo pedals $16 million raise

- May 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian e-bike venture Zoomo has raised $16 million in a fresh round just eight months after a $16 million series A. The new raise, led by AirTree Ventures as a new investor, also saw existing backers the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Maniv Mobility and Contrarian Ventures. Cleantech-focused US investors Winthrop Square and Wisdom VC… Read more »

Business

Former Afterpay boss David Hancock serves up $500,000 investment in home-cooked meals startup

- February 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

A growing hunger for home-cooked meal delivery has led one of the founding members of Afterpay, David Hancock, to lead a $500,000 raise into a former chef’s meal delivery service on Sydney’s northern beaches. FoodSt is an online marketplace for home-cooked meals, founded by Lorraine Gnanadickam and her husband, Sanjay. The business has sold more… Read more »

Advice

Remote working collaboration startup #stratapp solves the problem of dealing with too many apps every day

- November 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

The average Australian worker now has to deal with more than 15 apps daily according to a new startup hoping to deal with the problem of being overwhelmed while working remotely. Brisbane-based tech company #stratapp found that people working from home felt increasingly disconnected from the pace and flow of the office, in part because… Read more »