Amid an ongoing cost-cutting effort, Twitter has now refused to pay the bills to renew its multi-year contract with Google Cloud, Platformer has reported. We’ve all heard of “the cloud” – but what does it have to do with Twitter? And more to the point, what will the consequences be for Twitter users if Google… Read more »
‘Be careful who you surround yourself with’: A tech founder’s advice on finding partners you can trust
Finding trustworthy partners is key to any startup success, as Nicco Global founder and CEO Richelle Nicols has discovered. Working out who you should do business with in the early days is fraught with emotion and the knowledge that if you stuff it up, you’re putting your startup at risk. It’s a feeling Richelle Nicols… Read more »
A Sydney edtech startup helping people unlock the power of cloud software has raised $1.3 million in a seed round. The raise for Saasguru was led by Sydney VC Square Peg, with support from Black Nova and comes just six months after the venture was formed . Co-founders Amit Choudhary and Atif Saad developed their… Read more »
You may not realise it, but your cloud platform plays a crucial part in scaling your business and attracting funding. Here’s a typical scenario: Your development team is missing deadlines for new product features or paid feature requests because they’re constantly getting pulled away from development to put out operational fires on your cloud platform.… Read more »
US technology workforce development company Pluralsight has closed its acquisition deal for online learning startup A Cloud Guru. The $2 billion deal for the London-based startup, which began life in 2015 in a Melbourne bedroom as the vision of brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg, is one of Australia’s biggest M&A tech deals. Sam, the company’s CEO,… Read more »
The forced closure of customer contact centres during the coronavirus pandemic delivered a silver lining for Cloudwave, which has raised $2m in a series A to expand into Asia and the US. The oversubscribed $2m round was led by Moelis Investment Bank, supported by Singapore-based VC fund Vulpes Investment Management. The cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup… Read more »
Canva, Airwallex and Culture Amp make the Forbes Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private companies
Australian design giant Canva has cracked the top 10 for the first time in the annual Forbes Cloud 100 list, which rank the world’s top private cloud companies. Canva came in at no. 7, with Melbourne fintech Airwallex at 61 and employee experience platform Culture Amp at 80, as the three Australian cloud-based tech startups to make… Read more »
The National Australia Bank has signed a five-year deal with Microsoft enlisting the software giant’s cloud technology, Microsoft Azure, to co-design and develop the bank’s tech as the Big Four behemoth looks to catch the digital neobanks eating into its customer base. The partnership will see NAB Group, which includes BNZ, and Microsoft share development… Read more »
MYOB CEO Tim Reed took the opportunity to praise the brand’s community of accountants and bookkeepers for their unwavering support of small business at the keynote opening address at MYOB Partner Connect in Melbourne.
With today’s telecommuting technologies packing more smarts and speed than ever, it’s a good time to be a mobile SMB professional.
Fintech app Finch raises $2.25 million seed round as health and safety system Donesafe raises $1.2 million
Fintech app Finch has raised $2.25 million in seed funding to grow out its team, further its product development, and accelerate customer acquisition.
Flare HR has announced the close of a $7.2 million funding round led by Reinventure Group, which will be used to build out Flare’s HR solution
Founded by Australian brothers Ryan and Sam Kroonenburg in 2015, the A Cloud Guru platform provides online training modules for Amazon Web Services.
Through the cloud-based ‘Spring Portal’ platform mining companies are able to easily manage their exploration and field staff online.