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EnergyLab teams up with global clean energy accelerator to take climate tech startups offshore

- June 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

Local largest climate tech startup accelerator EnergyLab has signed a partnership deal with New Energy Nexus (NEX) to help Australian startups expand into overseas markets. The deal will see EnergyLabs embrace international startups keen to expand into the Australian market, as well as giving local ventures access to offshore customers, capital, and resources in regions such… Read more »

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GASLIGHTED: Mike Cannon-Brookes scores emphatic win as AGL dumps demerger plan. So what happens next?

- May 30, 2022 4 MIN READ

Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has won a major battle against Australia’s biggest energy company, AGL Energy, thwarting its plan to split up the company’s coal-heavy generation and power distribution assets. AGL’s board announced it was dumping its demerger proposal this morning. Heads have rolled too. Chief executive Graeme Hunt, chairman Peter Botten and non-executive director Jacqueline… Read more »

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How New Zealand could be a decarbonisation leader using forestry and geothermal tech

- May 18, 2022 4 MIN READ

Energy is the double-edged sword at the root of the climate crisis. Cheap energy has improved lives and underpinned massive economic growth. But because most of it comes from burning hydrocarbon fuels, we’re now left with a legacy of high atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and an emissions-intensive economy. But what if we could flip the… Read more »

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Food rescue startup Good & Fugly is solving a massive problem for farmers, saving money and the planet

- April 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney social enterprise Good & Fugly has delivered a lifeline to farmers whose produce is being rejected by supermarket giants for failing to meet ‘beauty standards’. The brand has launched a produce ‘rescue’ hotline for farmers for the Good & Fugly team to purchase surplus fruits and vegetables. The 13-000-FUGLY hotline is a direct response to… Read more »

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Kiwi emissions credits startup Carbon Crop tops up with $1.73 million in pre-Series A

- April 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

New Zealand carbon credits assessment startup CarbonCrop has raised an additional NZ$1.9 million (A$1,73m) ahead of a Series A later this year. The round led by WNT Ventures, which previously backed its $1.5 million Seed raise in 2020. Also signing on now are the Impact Enterprise Fund, K1W1 and Icehouse Ventures Climate Fund. The startup launched… Read more »

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Wind turbine protection startup Ping cracks Scandinavia with its ice detection tech

- April 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Acoustics data startup Ping, which monitors the sounds from wind turbine blades to detect problems and prevent damage, has cracked the Scandinavian market with its groundbreaking ice detection system The Adelaide startup developed the solar-powered Ping Monitor to analyse the sound generated by turbine blades as they rotate, delivering real-time data from any device remotely… Read more »

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Startup hub Stone & Chalk goes carbon neutral

- April 12, 2022 2 MIN READ

National startup and scaleup hub Stone & Chalk Group has become carbon neutral and is now on a drive help other companies achieve the same goal with support from software venture Trellis. Stone & Chalk Group CEO Michael Bromley said climate change and net-zero commitments are reshaping Australia’s corporate landscape, with leading tech companies such… Read more »

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KPMG is on the hunt for eco-startups tackling nature and biodiversity issues, offering a $100,000 prize

- April 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

Consultancy giant KPMG Australia is offering a $100,000 prize to a startup working on tech solutions to address nature and biodiversity-related problems as part of a new program. The KPMG Nature Positive Challenge is designed to encourage and support the growth of the nation’s most innovative startups and impact ventures in the eco space. The… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: LeapFrog’s 10x impact and the power of big plans

- February 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »