A temporary staffing marketplace that’s like Airtasker for casual jobs has raised $20 million from SEEK Investments. Nine-year-old Sidekicker, which operates in Australia and New Zealand, has more than 12,000 casual workers on its platform, which is used by more than 5,000 businesses. The funding will be used to accelerate further expansion across ANZ, and… Read more »
Andrew Bassat’s Seek Investments has led a $40 million series A for online disability services platform, Hireup. Hireup helps people with disabilities find, hire and manage their own support workers. The strategic backing by Seek Investments for a minority stake, along with support from existing shareholders, will help the six-year-old business scale nationally. The Myer… Read more »
Hello and welcome to Tuesday. Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Eftpos taps fintech advice eftpos has launched a fintech advisory committee in collaboration with FinTech Australia to give the startups a direct say in how to access and leverage the… Read more »
Andrew Bassat will step down as MD and CEO of Seek, the online jobs site he co-foundered with his brother, Paul, at the end of the financial year, with former CBA boss Ian Narev taking over from July 1. Narev joined seek as COO and chief executive of its Asia Pacific and Americas division in… Read more »
Employment Hero co-founder and CEO Ben Thompson. Source: supplied The latest raise values the 5-year-old startup at more than $100 million SEEK, OneVentures, and AirTree Ventures contributed once again The funds will help facilitate strategic integrations with SEEK, and international expansion, as well as developing the “WorkLife Passport” product, which simplifies things such as super… Read more »
GO1 has raised over $30 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, the venture capital arm of Microsoft, with participation from existing backers SEEK and Y Combinator.
GO1, which has created an online platform through which individuals and organisations can find or create courses, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Seek, with participation from investors including Our Innovation Fund. Launched in 2014, Brisbane startup GO1 allows users to browse its marketplace of courses, covering everything from compliance… Read more »
Recruitment platform Vervoe has raised US$3.5 million ($4.64 million) in a funding round led by Seek, which kicked in US$2 million, with participation from investors including former Etsy and Squarespace COO Jesse Hertzberg and Ruslan Kogan.
Sydney human resources startup Employment Hero has raised $8 million in a Series B round co-led by Seek and OneVentures, with participation from existing backers AirTree Ventures and AMP.
Over 65 percent of Aussie workforce wants more women in leadership roles – but the culture has to keep up
A survey found over 65 percent of the Australian workforce would like to see more women in leadership roles, with almost half the women women surveyed stating they would like to pursue a leadership role in the future.
Melbourne’s BetterView aims to help job candidates showcase their skills through colleague endorsements
BetterView was built on the observation that a resume can tell you what someone has done, but not whether they are actually any good at it or what their potential might be.
Puffling is an online job marketplace which connects mothers returning to work to each other to apply for job sharing roles.
HR Tech, the human resources & recruitment accelerator program run by Slingshot, has revealed its first cohort, with 5 startups & 7 scaleups taking part.
Air Events Global is an online job marketplace looking to bridge the gap for freelancers looking for casual work in the events industry.
Slingshot has announced that Hudson and Seek have joined its HR-focused accelerator Human Capital as corporate partners, with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) also supporting the program.