Multi-currency payments startup Paytron has raised a $4.35 million seed round as it launches it product for the SMB market. Australian VC fund Carthona Capital and Germany’s Picus Capital were the major backers in the raise. Co-founders and former banking execs Jaco Veldsman and Francois Henrion set out to address the pain point of small… Read more »
BNPL fintech Zip is turning its attention to small business lending, launching Zip Business just 48 hours after rival Afterpay announced its European expansion plans. Zip shares have skyrocketed again, rising nearly 19% to $8.99 in the first 90 minutes of trade today, having started the week at $6.56. With its annual FY2020 results announced… Read more »
The tech sector loves a good buzzword, and up there with ‘virtual reality’ and ‘Blockchain’ as one of the buzzwords du jour is ‘big data’. Though Blockchain and virtual reality may not yet be mainstream, data on the other hand touches the average consumer every day – because they are creating it. According to statistics… Read more »
38 percent of retailers remain exclusively bricks and mortar, according to a report from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).
The Regional Australia Institute has opened entries for this year’s Regional Online Heroes competition, aiming to uncover startups innovating online.
The Federal Government has introduced reforms around its IT procurement processes to open up project opportunities to startups.
Avaz is a platform which looks to offer a cheaper, feature-packed project management alternative focused on helping SMBs complete service-based work.
Melbourne IT has announced its intent to acquire digital marketing agency WME Group for $39 million to further the growth of its SMB division.
Prospa has announced the closing of $25 million in funding led by AirTree Ventures, which will be used to help the business grow its technology and team.
MYOB has launched Advanced People, a new cloud payroll solution designed to help mid-market businesses manage their payments.
The first 20 years of digital commerce gave birth to some of the most influential brands in the world — Amazon, eBay, One Kings Lane, Groupon, Zappos — companies which defined their categories, challenged conventions and shaped the online customer experience. While these companies have rightfully garnered worldwide press attention and accolades, as a result the market missed an equally important movement — the advent of SMB ecommerce.
Launched earlier this month, Swoop offers small business operators the opportunity to boost foot traffic, sales and profit by targeting customers through GPS-linked app alerts that direct them to special deals and discounts as soon as they are within close proximity to a particular store.
Melbourne based startup Find Media, aims to use self service and technology to tackle the advertising industry head on, effectively knocking out the need for agencies and allowing businesses to interact directly with publishers. On the surface everything looks promising, it’s a nice straight forward disruptive model [something we like] but what are the challenges that lay ahead for founder Lenny Manor? If there is one thing I have learnt since starting up in the media space it’s that these guys have been doing the same things for years and years and have no intention of changing – therefore change must be forced upon them. There will however be much kicking, screaming and potential sabotage though.
With energy prices on the rise for some time now, Lemnis Lighting Australia is urging companies and venues to switch to LED technology before the new tariffs come into effect in order to save thousands off their energy bill. Commercial lighting can attribute to up to 25 per cent of a company’s total energy costs and according to John Simpson, Managing Director of Lemnis Lighting Australia, these figures could be dramatically reduced if more people implemented the latest LED technology.