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.
Data61 has announced a partnership with Unisys that will see the development of an advanced data analytics solution for border security.
Melbourne startup Sports Performance Tracking is looking to bring elite-level technology and analytics to the amateur market.
Singapore-based data analytics startup Nugit, founded by Australian entrepreneur David Sanderson, has raised US$5.2 million ($6.8 million) in funding from Sequoia India.
National Australian Bank (NAB) has announced its alliance with two global leading financial institutions- Israel’s Bank Leumi and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The alliance will open up opportunities for NAB to tap into international innovation initiatives and insights, with a major focus on looking at blockchain technology.
Influencer directory Scrunch seeks the missing link between who shares online products and who buys them
Brisbane startup Scrunch is an influencer marketing platform that enables brands, retailers, and agencies to connect to online platforms, giving them access to over 20 million global influencers. They minimise the risk of partnering with the wrong people by using data to analyse and rank influencers from top performing to least engagement.