News & Analysis

Tesla’s global chair, Robyn Denholm, worries Australia’s grown complacent and afraid of risk

- December 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Robyn Denholm, the Australian businesswoman who’s now global chair of Elon Musk’s tech company Tesla, wants everyone in her homeland to embrace risk and is worried the nearly three decades of uninterrupted economic growth has made people complacent. Denholm (pictured above), who grew up in the western Sydney suburb of Milperra and rose to… Read more »

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CROSSROADS 2019: Australia’s startup sector is booming – and that’s great news for jobs

- December 5, 2019 6 MIN READ

The annual report into Australia’s startup ecosytem predicts 3 new unicorn tech companies in 2020 The sector created 4,500 jobs last year from $2 billion in investment While later stage investment is booming, concern about a decline in both the number and levels of investment in early stage startups is growing Founding  locally creates high… Read more »

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StartupAUS is worried about the ACCC’s take on big business buying startups

- August 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

StartupAus CEO Alex McCauley. Photo: supplied StartupAUS is concerned about the damage last week’s ACCC report into digital platforms could cause to the startup sector if the competition watchdog’s views on mergers and acquisitions are implemented. The landmark inquiry and its 620-page report, which focused in part on the power of Facebook and Google, raised concerns… Read more »

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Real estate platform Negotiagent wants to give vendors more power

- February 20, 2019 4 MIN READ

Given Australia’s love of everything property and real estate, it’s fitting that innovation in terms of real estate-focused startups is strong. Over the last few years we’ve seen a range of companies launch, doing everything from helping people find and rate an agent, easily create property listings, showcase off-market properties, allow vendors to sell their… Read more »