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Xero is getting into business lending, buying Sydney financing startup Waddle for $80 million

- August 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

Accounting software giant Xero Ltd is moving into lending to small business through invoice financing, announcing plans to acquire Sydney startup Waddle for up to $80 million. Xero (ASX: XRO) said the acquisition of the cloud-based lending platform aligns with its strategy to grow the small business platform and to address critical small business financial needs. “Waddle’s… Read more »

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Atlassian buys Slack-based helpdesk startup Halp

- May 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

Atlassian has bought US helpdesk startup Halp. The Nasdaq-listed Sydney tech giant, best know for the Jira, Trello and Confluence platforms, acquired the three-year-old venture, which operates in Slack, delivering help desk ticketing and automated answers, for an undisclosed sum, Steve Goldsmith, Head of Product, Integrations, at Altassian, said in the company’s announcement that Halp… Read more »