If you believe that bad things come in threes, then it was a big week for geopolitics, music and investing. A prominent trio paid the ferryman within days: Henry Kissinger, the controversial former US Secretary of State and security adviser to presidents Nixon and Ford, died aged 100; Shane MacGowan, the charismatic Irish poet and… Read more »
Entries for the annual Pause Awards opened this week, with CEO and founder George Hedon announcing a stellar line up of more than 60 judges to decide who gets the gongs. The Pause Awards hand out honours across five key categories: growth, excellence, operators, good and culture. The awards span People’s Choice, Winner, Grand Prix,… Read more »
Startmate boss Michael Batko asked 15 leading startup founders ‘how do you CEO?’ – here’s what he learnt
Startmate CEO Michael Batko spent nine months talking to 15 Australian startup founders, from unicorns such as Mr Yum and Culture Amp, to Brighte, Forage, 5B and Mintable. He published those interviews on his substack (see below for the links). Batko then took all he learnt and summarised their insights into “how to CEO” below.… Read more »
While conventional business thinking is to develop a product and launch it when its development is as close to perfect as it can be, Jack just launches a new product as early as he can.
“Gone are the days where you can build a website and they will come..getting traction and getting people to know and trust your brand is a hard slog,” said Thankly founder Dr Kate Adams.
The idea for rubin8 came to founder Rob Holden in 2011, when he was selling advertising space at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Looking at sportstech startups that have received funding since 2015 and where they have come from, NSW ranks highest for the most activity.
News, capital raising, and growth-focused content is what the local startup ecosystem wanted in 2017
The Australian startup ecosystem want to be informed, educated, and inspired.
Auckland-based SaaS platform Thematic today announced it has raised US$1.22 million in seed funding to continue its international growth.
Of the 100 names on this year’s Young Rich List, published by the AFR, exactly half of them made their wealth in the finance and tech sectors.
Startups in the wide-ranging Australian healthtech sector have raised more than a combined $165 million in funding, while biotech sits at $87.8 million.
Between bone repair glue and gene splicing, there is a diverse range of startups working to improve our health or innovate the way the sector operates.
Despite the fact they predominantly serve customers across regional areas, agtech businesses are earning a name for themselves in the wider startup space.
AgTech has been flagged as having the potential to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030, but current diversity stats in the sector must be addressed.
Leading investment totals for IoT agtechs is The Yield, which applies its flagship ‘Sensing+’ technology to detect the microclimate of an ecosystem