New Zealand startup Fergus, which has created a job management platform for trades businesses, has raised $3.5 million in a funding round led by Australia’s firm Microequities Venture Capital Fund, a joint venture between Microequities Asset Management and Equity Venture Partners.
Annie Slattery, cofounder of Sydney startup ConX, will this week set off for California to take part in Blackbox Connect, a two week residential program looking to immerse international founders in Silicon Valley.
Today Australian fintech startup Invoice2go launches new mobile payments feature as it enters into a new growth phase. The new feature will help Australian business owners across all industries receive payments faster.
Most people stopped using the Yellow Pages to find a tradesman a decade ago. Since then, the number of websites looking to help consumers connect with the right plumber or electrician has grown exponentially, but the battle is now on between apps looking to corner the tradie market. Despite the competition, Melbourne startup Mr Tradie believes it has the tools to do it.
When we think of job search platforms, the big names like Seek and CareerOne are the first to come to mind. However, as niche platforms targeted at specific industries keep popping up, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the big names aren’t working for every kind of job.
Matt Jones decided to launch what he hopes will become a national event – and perhaps even a movement. The Modern Tradie Workshop will kick off on the 5th of September in Sydney, and is aimed at empowering tradies so that they can experience the full benefits of technology.