Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has solved the age-old dilemma of what to get a billionaire for Christmas by teaming up with fellow tech billionaire Ryan Smith, co-founder of Qualtrics, to buy the franchise to the US NBA team Utah Jazz. Smith, 42, was approved as majority owner of the Utah Jazz on the weekend in a… Read more »
A $9 million project to make cheaper rooftop solar panels by replacing the silver in production with copper has attracted $8 million in funding. The cash for NSW startup SunDrive includes $5m Series A investment led by Blackbird Ventures and Grok Ventures, the family investment fund of Atlassian co-founder and renewable energy campaigner Mike Cannon-Brookes and… Read more »
Mike Cannon-Brookes and Paul Bassat are backing the CovidSafe app as the tech sector takes on suspicious minds
Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes and Square Peg Capital’s Paul Bassat are among the tech sector’s high-profile supporters of the federal government’s contact-tracing smartphone app, CovidSafe, released on Sunday, but many remain wary of letting politicians anywhere near their data amid ongoing suspicion of their motives. Cannon-Brookes came out in favour of the app, which… Read more »
POWERING UP: Mike & Annie Cannon-Brookes are spending $12 million to bring a little sunshine to 100 bushfire-hit communities
Fire-ravaged Australian communities struggling for power will have an solar energy solution thanks so Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie. The duo are investing up to $12 million in a venture called Resilient Energy Collective (REC), designed to rapidly deploy solar panels and Tesla batteries in communities that have lost power in natural… Read more »
Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes had a nice little earner when SME payments fintech Tyro listed on the ASX at noon today. The shares soared in the first hour of trade from a listing price of $2.75 to $3.51, a 20% gain on paper for the company’s tightly held register of shareholders. By mid afternoon, the… Read more »
Four years after missing out on a chance to redevelop the Australian Technology Park site, Atlassian will finally get to set up shop at Eveleigh.
Fintech Brighte secures $20 million debt facility from NAB to help Australians buy renewable energy solutions
Fintech startup Brighte has secured a $20 million debt funding facility from National Australia Bank (NAB).
Almost a year on from the government announcing its cutting of the 457 visa, it has announced a trial of a new program, the Global Talent Scheme, aimed at helping high-growth companies attract skilled workers
Clean energy startup Brighte raises $4 million Series A led by Grok Ventures, Blackbird and Airtree invest in EARTH AI
Brighte has announced the close of a $4 million Series A round led by Grok Ventures, with the funds to be used to further build out the Brighte platform.
South Australian space startup Fleet has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Blackbird Ventures, with participation from Earth Space Robotics, Silicon Valley firm Horizon Partners, and Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Founders from TechSydney have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to condemn President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions.
Atlassian has kicked off 2017 with a bang, today announcing its acquisition of Trello for US$425 million ($577 million) to further its mission to help teams work better.
Do you remember that Beyonce Superbowl Halftime Show where she killed it so hard that she literally broke the power in the New Orleans Superdome, leaving tens of thousands of football fans in the dark for the 17 minutes following her kick-ass performance. That is the closest thing I have to compare Mike Cannon-Brookes’ panel presentation at Slattery IT’s Rewind/FastForward event this past Wednesday. Mike is the Beyonce of tech events.