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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 »

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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 »

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Business strategy

How to land late-stage capital: Skedulo founder Matt Fairhurst reveals the strategy behind SoftBank’s $100 million Series C in the productivity startup

- May 4, 2022 5 MIN READ

In July last year, Brisbane-founded, US-based workplace productivity software startup Skedulo announced a A$100 million (US$75m) Series C from Japanese VC powerhouse SoftBank. In this special behind-the-scenes analysis, founder and CEO Matt Fairhurst and Skedulo chief of staff Nathan Merzvinskis reveal how they built the strategy behind the raise. You’ve made it — almost. Your… Read more »

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Funding

An early stage VC investor explains everything you need to know about pre-seed and seed rounds

- February 2, 2022 8 MIN READ

We’ve now made 14 investments, and in almost all cases Galileo was the first VC investor in each startup’s pre-seed or seed round. We’ve backed some compelling early-stage companies and are on the hunt for more.  If you’re raising your first round, you should apply now. A common pattern I’m hearing in some early-stage founders… Read more »