Austrade Trade Commissioner in Shanghai, Susan Corbisiero on the opportunities for Aussie fintechs in China
“There was no Pearl Tower, and I was the tourist attraction at Yuyuan Garden.” China has changed immeasurably since Susan Corbisiero first made her way to China in 1990, and as Trade Commissioner and Post Manager with Austrade in Shanghai now, Susan’s key piece of advice to Australians looking to do business in China is:… Read more »
Rent, the company behind rental listings platform Rent.com.au, is set to acquire RentPay, a payments system for the rental market, from cloud accounting software provider MYOB for $425,000 in cash.
“Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.” It’s perhaps not a message one would expect to find on viral Instagram posts and prominent billboards advertising a dating app, but it’s the message Bumble went with.
Australian VC firm Blackbird Ventures has announced the closing of its third fund, raising $225 million from the likes of Hostplus and the Future Fund.
I recently attended an event encouraging women to get involved in the startup ecosystem at the new Sydney Startup Hub. While I applaud the aim of the event, I left with my blood boiling.
The Daigou market in Australia is estimated to be worth in excess of $850 million, with 60,000 people in Australia partaking in some form of Daigou trade.
YGAP opens applications for First Gens accelerator program for migrant and refugee-led social impact startups
Not-for-profit YGAP has opened applications for its 2018 intakes of First Gens, an accelerator program aimed at providing support to early-stage social impact companies led by migrants and refugees in Australia.
Adelaide is pushing ahead in developing its smart city credentials, partnering with Cisco to run a $1 million Internet of Things traffic project.
Melbourne startup OpenLive is an automated system helping artists record and sell their live performances
Looking to help more artists capture their gigs is Australian startup OpenLive, which has developed an automated system to help artists record and release their live performances.
Picaluna is an online platform helping people plan “authentic” funerals by giving them choice of service providers
Picaluna is an online platform that aims to instead offer “a better way for family and friends to say goodbye to the people they love” by connecting them to a network of trusted service providers for more choice.
Sweep works through ‘Geochats’, chat rooms which are fenced in to a specific location, such as a bar or a festival, so that only people at the particular venue or event can take part.
The proportion of female founders has grown from 23.5 percent in 2016 to 25.4 percent this year, while 37 percent of future founders identified as female.
The alternative to embracing innovation is a culture focused on having the right answers, rather than asking the right questions – “hippo syndrome”.
Startups in the wide-ranging Australian healthtech sector have raised more than a combined $165 million in funding, while biotech sits at $87.8 million.