News & Analysis

Australia lacks a national plan for the digital economy and risks falling behind the global pack

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia leads the world on several technology fronts, but the Morrison government needs to accelerate industry digitisation or the country will lose its competitive advantage, the IT sector’s peak body, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned. The organisation, which is backed by computer giants Dell and IBM, as well as Telstra, has produced… Read more »

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Funding

US investor Jason Calacanis and Brisbane Angels back IT startup Tribu in $1.25 million seed round

- June 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane artificial intelligence startup Tribu, which aids IT helpdesks and managed service providers (MSP) automate assistance requests, has raised $1.25 million from Brisbane Angels and the California syndicate founded by US investor Jason Calacanis. Tribu is using machine learning and AI to help IT support companies deal with what the industry calls “level 1” calls… Read more »

Business strategy

4 lessons from a founder who bootstrapped until his startup’s $2.9 billion sale to a global tech giant

- April 26, 2021 3 MIN READ

2020 has been a big year for the start-up industry in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported more than 340,000 new business entries in Australia between 2019-20, and KPMG reported startup investment rising despite COVID. Generally, companies take two different routes when kicking off a new business – seeking external investment or bootstrapping. I… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canberra-based tech veteran Intelledox sells after posting 50% growth

- August 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Intelledox co-founders Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne. Photo: supplied If you’ve ever completed an online application form, chances are you’re already familiar with Intelledox. The Canberra-based venture was a pioneer in business process automation and has remained a market leader entrepreneur, Michelle Melbourne, and her husband Phillip Williamson, founded the tech startup in 1991.  Their… Read more »

digital strategy
News & Analysis

Just 32 percent of Australian businesses have an organisational-wide digital strategy in place, report finds

- March 27, 2018 2 MIN READ

Though the growth of corporates opening their own innovation labs and/or flocking to platforms like Coventured to more easily connect with startups often makes it seem that more and more organisations are getting wise to the threat of disruption, a report has found almost 50 percent of Australian businesses believe either their industry or products… Read more »