The UK is proving to be an effective ecosystem for growth and innovation for Australian and New Zealand tech companies looking to expand internationally. The proof is three Melbourne entrepreneurs, Dennis Volodomanov, Dmitry Levin and Leon Kosher, whose idea, KISA, a simple-to-use mobile phone to meet the needs of the elderly, disabled and visually impaired… Read more »
In the second of a three-part series, I explore key areas for innovation in 2021 Digital health came of age in 2020. There really is nothing quite like a global pandemic to drive innovation and modernise Australian healthcare infrastructure. And with growing levels of comfort and an increase in the number of health tech businesses… Read more »
One of the oldest tropes in journalism is the miracle cure. Startup Daily is old enough to remember when Filipino faith healers were all the rage in the 1980s – think Penn & Teller meets House. More recently, there was US blood-testing startup Theranos, which attracted US$1.4 billion in funding before collapsing last year. Founder… Read more »
Slingshot, a company that runs accelerator programs for corporate clients, has partnered with health fund HCF to launch Catalyst, an accelerator program focused on health tech startups.
TeleXHealth has been named the winner of the Hack Ageing hackathon, an event held by IBM and HealthXL in Melbourne over the weekend to help tackle the key problems facing Australia’s ageing population.
Bionic Vision Technologies looking to raise $10 million to fund clinical trials of bionic eye implant
Bionic Vision Technologies, an Australian company creating devices to restore vision to the blind, is looking to raise $10 million to fund clinical trials of a new bionic eye implant on up to 20 patients over the next 18 months.
Israeli-founded OurCrowd, ‘the Kickstarter for rich people’, closes Australia’s largest equity crowdfunding deal
In what’s been claimed as Australia’s largest equity crowdfunded deal to date, Melbourne based health tech company Global Kinetics Corporation (GKC) has raised $1.5 million from 55 sophisticated investors via OurCrowd.
Since the Innovyz programme launched in 2012, more than 45 startups around the globe have graduated and collectively raised over $23 million in capital. Yesterday, it was announced that the accelerator’s latest program will have both a new format and a new focus on high-growth health, fitness and medical related startups. Last year, Innovyz moved… Read more »
Zova, an app targeted at women in the fitness industry is starting to gain some pretty significant traction. It recently become one of just over a dozen apps selected by Apple to be featured as part of the Apple Health Kit with iOS6.