Woolies BSOD
Business

Here’s what you need to know about Microsoft’s BSOD and what happened with CrowdStrike

- July 20, 2024 2 MIN READ

Computer systems across Australia and overseas have failed on Friday afternoon after an update was pushed out by global security software provider CrowdStrike. The software affected by the update appears to be the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, which is installed by businesses or other organisations on desktop computers and notebooks to provide security monitoring. What’s happening?… Read more »

Cyber security

The CrowdStrike Falcon crash – what you need to know and do

- July 20, 2024 3 MIN READ

A massive IT outage is currently affecting computer systems worldwide. In Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, reports indicate computers at banks, media organisations, hospitals, transport services, shop checkouts, airports and more have all been impacted. Friday’s outage is unprecedented in its scale and severity. The technical term for what has happened to the affected computers… Read more »

compliance webinar with vanta
Events

REGISTER: Essential masterclass for scaling your SaaS startup

- July 20, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

So how have some of the most respected and successful SaaS startups and scaleups in Australia achieved it without heartache and enormous effort that distracts them from doing what they really love? Startup Daily, in association with Vanta, will give you the inside edge in our latest webinar, COMPLIANCE = GROWTH: The ‘aha moment’ for Aussie SaaS startups.… Read more »

Nikki Tugano SeenCulture
Funding

Employee retention startup raises $1 million pre-Seed round

- July 20, 2024 2 MIN READ

Workplace talent management platform SeenCulture has raised $1 million in a round backed by LaunchVic’s Alice Anderson Fund for female founders. The software startup helps management make smarter, fairer and faster decisions around employee issues such as promotions, performance/pay reviews, and team design. Founded in 2023 by psychologist Nikki Tugano, it currently serves more than… Read more »

Phoebe Bardsley and Dr Joshua Case
Funding

Regional doctors staffing platform Go Locum doses up on $350,000 Seed raise

- July 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

Medical staffing platform Go Locum, which connects doctors with temporary roles in regional and remote areas, has raised $350,000 in Seed funding from Darwin VC Paspalis. This round will support the software startup’s international expansion plans and the launch of an app to streamline locum (fill-in doctor) recruitment in Australia. Go Locum was founded by… Read more »

Billy Crock and Dave Thompson - Hometime cofounders
People

Proptech Hometime nabs former Airbnb exec for C-suite

- July 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

A former Airbnb executive responsible for the short-stay rental platform’s early success in Australia and New Zealand has signed on as chief operations officer (COO) at local property management scaleup Hometime.  Aiau Yong was most recently APAC GM at logistics payment platform PayCargo, and previously spent nearly six years as Airbnb ANZ supply lead, recruiting… Read more »

Airwallex
Business

Airwallex deposits an Australian Financial Services Licence for retail investments

- July 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

International payments platform Airwallex has been granted an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), allowing it to offer its high interest deposit account to retail users. While the fintech unicorn already had an ASFL for the past eight years for its existing payments and foreign exchange business, the new one means it can offer its high-interest… Read more »

Brandon Van Blerk
Funding

Kiwi proptech Tether banks $590,000 for global ambitions

- July 18, 2024 2 MIN READ

New Zealand building management proptech Tether has raised NZ$655,000 (A$592k) as it expands into the Australian market and Europe. The startup managed to avoid venture funding, securing backing from high net worth individuals on three continents as part of its global focus. In May 2023, Tether raised NZ$844,050 via crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect, taking the… Read more »

Business

Researchers found an easy way to detect companies that perform poorly – the number of government grants they receive

- July 18, 2024 3 MIN READ

Australia hands out the best part of A$1 billion per year in grants to businesses. Many of these come with no strings attached, meaning there is no need to evaluate whether the grants boost employment, help the recipients become more efficient, or benefit the nation. To test what good these grants do, my team at… Read more »