Human laughter as we know it likely developed between ten and 16 million years ago. For context, the stone tools our distant human ancestors made in the Early Stone Age date back around 2.6 million years. These are vast time spans, but it was perhaps good that our Palaeolithic ancestors had a sense of humour… Read more »
An expat Queenslander who found his fortune building HR data analytics startup One Model in the US has scored funding from the state government-backed QIC as part of a US$41 million (A$64m) Series B. The investment will see HR Data and Analytics expert Chris Butler, who grew up in Brisbane, studied IT and software engineering… Read more »
Broadband traffic analytics startup Canopus Networks tops up Series A with $4.5 million to improve gaming lags
Sydney broadband network analytics firm Canopus Networks, which helps telecommunications providers deliver low-latency lag-free gaming, has raised an additional US$3 million (AU$4.5M) in its Series A to take the total value of the round to US$10.6 million (A$15.7m). The latest round was led by US VC Konvoy Ventures, a gaming industry focused investor. Managing Partner… Read more »
Sydney satellite data analysis startup Arlula has raised $2.2 million in a Seed round . The round was led by CSIRO’s deep tech VC fund Main Sequence, with support from Black Nova Venture Capital. Launched in 2018, Arlula makes Earth Observation (EO) data and imagery captured by satellites available for companies to make better decisions… Read more »
Tech salaries have bucked the global headwinds and continued to grow around the world, with pay for the most in-demand roles jumping by 20% in just a year. According to recruiter Talent’s More Than Money Salary Guide 2023, salaries for tech and digital jobs around the world have remained strong and in some cases continued… Read more »
Investors in HR Reejig have doubled down on the skills analysis startup just four months after last October’s $6 million series A, tipping in another $15 million to take the total raise to $21 million. October’s round was led by Kim Jackson’s Skip Capital, with participation from Airtree Ventures; Culture Amp’s Didier Elzinga and his… Read more »
Retail analytics SaaS platform Kepler Analytics has raised $22m (USD$15.5m) Series B funding round. Sydney-based VC OneVentures led the raise through its 1V Growth Fund V, with participation from Whiteoak, Taronga Ventures, and Shearwater Capital. Existing investors Reinventure and InterValley Ventures once again chipped in. The tech company plans to use the fresh capital for… Read more »
New Zealand software venture Segna, a self-described “data wrangler”, has landed a US$125,000 seed investment from Y Combinator ahead of the startup taking part in the legendary US accelerator program. Segna will be just the fourth New Zealand startups to be part of Y Combinator, which counts Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitch, Stripe, Reddit, and CoinBase among… Read more »
New Zealand data insights startup Yabble has raised NZ$3 million (A$2.9m) as it looks to expand into Australia and then the US. The AI company’s second raise was led by Hillfarrance among existing investors that include Movac, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, Enterprise Angels, and other Angel networks, and high-net-worth individuals. Co-founders Kathryn Topp and… Read more »
ASX-listed payroll and HR software platform ELMO (ASX:ELO) is using artificial intelligence in a new people analytics product that can predict when people are looking to leave the business. The company said its Predictive People Analytics (PPA) module is the first phase of a suite of new machine learning developments to deliver data-driven insights and… Read more »
Data and analytics startup smrtr has raised $2.5 million from property giant Stockland as it looks to use data to drive retail sales. Stockland has been a client of the data-as-a-service venture, founded in 2009 by Dr Boris Guennewig and Georgie Brooke, since 2013, and an earlier investment from the property company in October 2020… Read more »
Startups have a bunch of things to worry about when launching. While talent and funding are critical, the most important thing by far is to establish a clear, needed value proposition that addresses real customer pain points. Achieving this clarity is only possible if the startup has an accurate idea of what customers want,… Read more »
The idea for rubin8 came to founder Rob Holden in 2011, when he was selling advertising space at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Muzaara is a marketing platform designed for ecommerce clients, making it easy to create advertising campaigns on Facebook and Google.
Sportstech startup LeverEdge Sports wants to help rugby league clubs make sense of player performance data
LeverEdge Sports is looking to help NRL teams make sense of the mountains of performance data they collect and use it to make decisions around players.