There is no doubt that technology has become an inseparable part of our lives. From smartphones to laptops, it has revolutionised the way we communicate, work, and live – more so than ever since Covid-19. And whilst technology has brought and continues to bring many benefits, it has also led to some negative consequences too.… Read more »
Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed 13 startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Over six weeks, Startup Daily will share the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series. You can also meet the founders on the Startup Daily show on ausbiz.com.au every Monday… Read more »
Andreessen Horowitz’s legendary US VC fund a16z, has led a US$6.75 million (A$9.76m) Seed raise into Australian women-led game studio Lumi Interactive. The oversubscribed round was also backed by 1Up Ventures, Galileo Ventures, Heracles and Double Loop Games founder Emily Greer. Lumi sees its mission as making the world a kinder place, and plans to… Read more »
KPMG’s High Growth Ventures wants to hear from startup founders about their mental and physical health as part of its annual checkup
KPMG Australia’s High Growth Ventures is conducting its annual research into the physical and mental wellbeing of startup founders and is keen to hear from them as the sector prepares to gear up for 2021. Amanda Price, Head of High Growth Ventures, said the personal performance of founders is a major factor for the success… Read more »
From co-founder break-ups to startup burn-out, the path of the founder can be fraught with stress. A study conducted by American researcher Michael Freeman suggests that even before founders set-up shop they have a pre-existing vulnerability to stress. His 2015 study of 242 entrepreneurs found that a higher proportion of founders reported a lifetime history… Read more »
Today’s R U OK? Day are an important reminder to be kind to yourself and to those around you. You never know who could be silently suffering from life’s ups and downs. This is especially important to be aware of at work. Conservative estimates on the effects of absenteeism suggest it is costing Australian… Read more »
Almost two thirds of Australian workers believe that their employer investing in mental health and wellbeing would improve productivity, a report has found, while 55 percent believe it would reduce sickness and absenteeism.
With startup founders working an average of 64 hours a week and the majority drawing a smaller salary than in their previous role, 96 percent report feeling stressed.
Calling stress “the smoking of our generation”, entrepreneur Danielle Owen Whitford has founded Pioneera to assist in the early identification and reduction of workplace stress.