Andrew Forrest
Climate Tech

UNCOOL RUNNINGS: Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest said business ‘will kill your children’ if it doesn’t act on climate change

- September 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Three decades after John Candy delivered the prophetic line “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity that’ll kill you”, as comedy gold, iron ore miner Dr Andrew Forrest has turned the old idiom into a dire warning about climate change in a speech to business leaders. Candy said it as coach of the… Read more »

Other tech

Goodness gracious, great balls of mammoth: an Australian startup created cultured meat from an extinct animal’s DNA

- March 28, 2023 3 MIN READ

Sydney cultured meat startup Vow Foods has created the world’s first edible protein developed from the DNA of an extinct animal – the woolly mammoth. Pitching their technology as a solution to climate change – and using the mammoth as “a monumental symbol of what we stand to lose now” – Vow unveiled its latest… Read more »

Climate Tech

Why waiting for biotech to solve climate change problems could make things worse for the environment, rather than better

- November 29, 2022 3 MIN READ

The world is under growing pressure to find sustainable options to cut emissions or lessen the impacts of climate change. Technology entrepreneurs from around the globe claim to have the solutions – not just yet, but soon. The biotech sector in particular is now using climate change as an urgent argument for more government funding,… Read more »

Mick Liubinskas

SUDS, with Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas on the challenge ahead, talking tech to everyone, crowdfunding booms & how the US loves Aussie cybersec

- July 22, 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. Each week on SUDS, host Simon Thomsen has a special guest join him to discuss the big news… Read more »


Fintech Bloom launches Australia’s first climate impact investing app

- April 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Fintech startup Bloom is launching the country’s first climate impact investing app. Co-f0under Camille Socquet-Clerc said the Bloom fund will feature a mix of green bonds, publicly-listed stocks and privately-held projects previously available to wholesale and sophisticated investors, such as solar farms. Bloom’s fund includes 75 investments, including big players like Tesla and BluGlass. Socquet-Clerc… Read more »

Mike Cannon-Brookes
Other tech

A $5 billion takeover bid for AGL by Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes added $500 million to the power company’s market cap

- February 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

A $5 billion consortium bid for AGL Energy, led by Atlassian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes through his private venture capital firm Grok Venture, has been rejected by ASX-listed energy company as undervaluing the business. Cannon-Brookes, who last year committed to investing $1 billion through Grok on climate change startups over the next decade, teamed up with… Read more »

NIcole O'Brien
Climate Tech

Fishburners launched Tech for Good Awards to recognise startups tackling social impact and climate change

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup innovation hub Fishburners is celebrating 10 years since it first launched with a new awards program called Tech for Good. The awards, backed by the NSW government through Investment NSW, span six categories including climate action, social justice, disability, diversity and inclusion. They’ll recognise early-stage ventures that are using technology to make a… Read more »


Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Trillion-dollar commitments and ‘blah blah blah’ from the COP26 climate conference

- November 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »


Early stage startup founders can get free tickets to Sydney’s Impact X Summit, where Mike Cannon-Brookes & Sir Richard Branson debate how technology will get the world to net zero

- October 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for United Nations COP26 conference, prominent business leaders, and others will be part of the Impact X Summit Sydney on November 2-3. The two-day virtual conference will feature Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, Fortescue Metals Group founder, Dr Andrew Forrest, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean, Australian Ethical CEO John McMurdo, President… Read more »

Loam Bio

Climate change agritech Loam Bio raises $40 million in series A

- October 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Decarbonisation startup Loam Bio, which uses microbes microbes to sequester carbon in farm soils, has raised $40 million in a series A. The round is led by Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures. Other investors include Main Sequence Ventures, Horizons Ventures, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Acre Venture Partners, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, and Fiona… Read more »