Business

The Ignition Lane Wrap: Sunrise. Demise. No more pies.

- November 28, 2022 5 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Tech Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world.  Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel every… Read more »

Other tech

Australia’s sportstech sector is heading to the podium in a global race

- August 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia’s nascent sportstech sector is among the top 5 in the world, and already supporting more than 600 startups, according to a new report by the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN). The inaugural Sports Innovation Report 2022 concludes that Australia already has one of the world’s most mature and interconnected ecosystems. With the Brisbane Olympic… Read more »

bitcoin
Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are great for gambling – but doesn’t achieve much when it comes to DeFi and freeing us from central banks

- July 4, 2022 4 MIN READ

The dream that decentralised finance – or “DeFi” – can free the monetary system from the clutches of governments and banks has helped launch 20,000 cryptocurrencies. But with 2022 proving to be more of a crypto-nightmare – including for the vaunted “stablecoins” that held the most promise as rivals to central bank-issued currencies – questions… Read more »

The IT Crowd
People

Finding IT workers is a big problem for a third of Australian companies

- June 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian businesses continue struggling to find staff, including IT professionals, as the ongoing labour shortage worsens. Almost one third (31% of employers the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) surveyed said they couldn’t find suitable candidates for jobs. Tom Joseph, Head of Industry Statistics at the ABS, said businesses weren’t getting many applicants for open job roles… Read more »

Other tech

Using artificial intelligence to create new inventions is rewriting the rules on patent law and intellectual property

- June 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

It was the veritable search for a needle in a haystack. With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, researchers at MIT were sifting through a database of more than 100 million molecules to identify a few that might have antibacterial properties. Fortunately, the search proved successful. But it wasn’t a human who found the promising molecules.… Read more »

Tesla, autopilot, car, self driving
Other tech

Now that Australia’s had a serious accident involving a self-driving car, it’s time to open AI’s black box and decide who’s responsible

- May 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

  The first serious accident involving a self-driving car in Australia occurred in March this year. A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit by a Tesla Model 3 in “autopilot” mode. In the US, the highway safety regulator is investigating a series of accidents where Teslas on autopilot crashed into first-responder vehicles with flashing lights… Read more »

Julie Stevanja - Her Black Book
Advice

Hear how Zero Co’s Mike Smith, Unhedged’s Saksia Albers and Her Black Book’s Julie Stevanja build revenue for their startups and think about raising

- May 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Ask any successful startup founder and they’ll tell you it didn’t happen overnight. It took countless hours, days, months, maybe even years to nail the idea, stick the landing, and hit crucial money milestones that make or break a business. Founders count ARRs in their sleep and how to hit those revenue targets will be… Read more »

Podcast

This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: Tesla’s ESG miss, politicians on tech, being a SheEO, good Carma & setting culture

- May 20, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Every week on the Startup Daily TV show, we talk to more than two dozen founders, CEOs, investors and experts about what’s happening in tech. Now you can catch the best of the show with the weekly podcast, SUDS. While Elon Musk continues to play chicken over his $60 billoin Twitter deal, he’s been using the… Read more »

Climate Tech

How New Zealand could be a decarbonisation leader using forestry and geothermal tech

- May 18, 2022 4 MIN READ

Energy is the double-edged sword at the root of the climate crisis. Cheap energy has improved lives and underpinned massive economic growth. But because most of it comes from burning hydrocarbon fuels, we’re now left with a legacy of high atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and an emissions-intensive economy. But what if we could flip the… Read more »