Modo cofounders

Mental health app idea that’s ‘like Marie Kondo for your mind’ kicks off with $800,000

- April 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne startup that’s hoping to build a mental health app to help people clear their minds has raised $800,000 despite being at least 9 months away from releasing a product. Called Modo, the startup has been backed by Archangel Ventures, Black Sheep Capital, Co Ventures, Giant Leap Fund, the female founder-focused Alice Anderson Fund,… Read more »

Alex and Chris Naoumidis

Hypnotherapy medtech raises $17.8 million Series A

- March 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne medtech building hypnotherapy-based apps so people can self-manage a range of illnesses has raised a US$12 million (A$17.8m) in a Series A. The round for Mindset Health was led by King River Capital, supported by Andrew Forrest’s Tattarange VC health fund Tenmile, Perennial Partners, impact funds Giant Leap and Alberts, Yard Ventures, WordPress founder… Read more »


It’s not the first time apps against sexual violence have been tried. Problem is they don’t work

- March 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller suggested this week that technology should be part of the solution to growing concerns around sexual assault. He encouraged serious discussion about using a digital app to record positive sexual consent. In our research, we have studied a wide range of mobile applications and artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots… Read more »


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 »

fitness tracker

To get the most from fitness apps, you need to crank up your competitive side too

- August 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Researchers have found that the more competitive a person is, the more benefit they get from popular workout apps. The study, conducted by Flinders University in South Australia, examined 1300 people between 18 to 83 years old, predominantly women. Led by Flinders University PhD candidate Jasmine Peterson in conjunction with Lucy Lewis, Eva Kemps and… Read more »


Thousands of Google Play apps could be fakes used to steal your data

- June 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

Australian researchers have found more than 2000 potentially fake apps on Google Play that hackers are using as trojan horses to steal personal information from users. The fake apps impersonate popular apps for everything from photo editing to personal finance tracking and exercise monitors and contain malware that could lead to identity theft. Five researchers from… Read more »