Schools-focused digital skills e-learning platform in Grok Academy has appointed Martha McKeen to a new role as chief strategy officer. Grok Academy is a not-for-profit edtech charity focused on digital technologies education. CEO Dr James Curran said McKeen’s breadth of experience across education, technology, and cyber security portfolios at the Commonwealth Bank, including working with… Read more »
Fishburners has appointed Taryn Williams and Samantha Martin Williams to the board of the Early-stage startup community hub. They replace Jacqui Feeney, who leaves to become CEO of Screen Queensland, and Andrew Thornton, whose term has expired. Taryn Williams is the founder and CEO of theright.fit and WINK Models, and entrepreneurship thought leader. Fishburners CEO… Read more »
Melbourne link-in-bio startup Linktree has made three key US-based hires to build out its executive team under CEO and cofounder Alex Zaccaria. Snap’s former VP of Engineering Farnaz Azmoodeh has signed on as chief technology officer, while the business now has its first chief product officer in former Headspace chief product and content officer at… Read more »
Early-stage venture capital firm Investible has named Asia-Pacific investment expert Charlie Ill as the group’s first Chief Investment Officer as the fund ramps up its global presence. The Sydney-headquartered VC, which also has an office in Singapore, has also promoted Jayden Basha to principal and Ben Lindsay to investment manager. Ill has been charged with… Read more »
Commonwealth Bank’s venture scaling entity, x15ventures, has made two key appointments, including its first non-executive, independent chairman in Ben Heap, while Jane Martino will become x15’s first external portfolio adviser. Heap is prominent in startups and investment, as founder of fintech VC fund H2 Ventures, having invested in more than 50 fintech start-ups over the… Read more »
New Zealand startup Flossie is a software platform helping customers easily find, book, and pay for beauty appointments at partner salons.
Just a few months on from the departure of cofounder Andrew Rothwell, banking startup Tyro has lost another key figure, with recently appointed CEO Gerd Schenkel today announcing his resignation.
Sydney-based healthtech startup Whitecoat has announced the appointment of Cameron Clyne, former CEO of National Australian Bank (NAB) as its inaugural chairman.