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.
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.