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Proptech startup Arcanite hits $1 billion benchmark for off-the-plan property sales

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

Arcanite, an off-the-plan sales management software solution, has set out to transform the way off-the-plan developments are sold using virtual reality and is now looking to help people crack into the property market. The proptech helps property developers and real estate agents simplify the management of their sales channels and projects, rapidly growing their networks… Read more »

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Canberra defence contractor AeroPM sets up shop in Adelaide’s Lot 14

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

AeroPM, an Australian professional services consultancy firm, specialisies in supporting the Australian Department of Defence to acquire complex and significant sovereign capabilities. The company, based in Canberra, was attracted to Lot Fourteen to work within a district of like-minded talented professionals in the defence and space industry. AeroPM’s Chief Executive Officer, Emily Frizell, said the… Read more »

Milkrun
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Hitting the bottle: Grocery delivery startup Milkrun looks to alcohol to get profitable as it hunts for more funds

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

Milkrun, the cashed-up market leader of three local fast delivery grocery services launched last year, is trimming its operations and hunting for more funds amid a broader economic downturn. The 10-month-old Sydney startup will cut overtime, reduce the use of casual employees and hopes that alcohol sales will boost margins and turn around ongoing losses.… Read more »

Mark Heath, Thibault Henry
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Shopping delivery startup Voly shutters warehouses, halves staffing, as startup winter descends

- June 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Rapid grocery delivery startup Voly has reportedly cut staff, abandoned its 15-minute delivery promise and closed warehouses, less than two months after the collapse of rival Send. The Sydney-based online supermarket is less than 12 months old and last December raised  $18 million in a Seed round led by Sequoia Capital India, supported by Global… Read more »

Ben Wylie
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Two ex-Deloitte partners are rewriting the rules for backing web3 and blockchain projects

- June 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sixtree founders Ben Wylie and Yamen Sader have left their roles at big four consultancy firm Deloitte Australia to launch their own “engineering for equity” startup, Lab Eleven.  It marks a full-time return to entrepreneurship for the duo six years after Sixtree, a software engineering shop, was absorbed by Deloitte in 2016, and they took… Read more »

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Operandio is digitising the most annoying manual pain points in hospitality and retail

- June 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne-based startup is tackling the 250,000 tonnes of food waste generated each year in the food services industry with new monitoring technology – simply installed onto existing appliances. Operandio is helping hospitality and retail-based businesses to digitise processes, and support their teams to access training and communications.  The new automated temperature sensors retail for… Read more »

Olympia Yarger, Goterra
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VC Investible backs Impact Tech Ventures to take tech scaleups global

- June 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Late-stage accelerator Impact Tech Ventures and early-stage VC Investible are collaborating to help drive international growth for promising Australian tech scaleups.  The Sydney firms plan to collaborate cross a range of growth programs and engagement initiatives, including the 2022 Australian Technologies  Competition (ATC), now in its 12th year.  Impact Tech Ventures Executive Chair Patrick Mooney… Read more »

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17 seriously cool (and free!) tech talks from the City of Sydney’s visiting entrepreneur program

- June 15, 2022 5 MIN READ

Leading global thinkers and local innovators will put their heads together to debate what the future might look like for cities, technology and innovation from next week as part of the City of Sydney’s annual visiting entrepreneur program. The 10-day program, titled A Future TBD, kicks off on June 22, and features 11 future technology… Read more »

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Using artificial intelligence to create new inventions is rewriting the rules on patent law and intellectual property

- June 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

It was the veritable search for a needle in a haystack. With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, researchers at MIT were sifting through a database of more than 100 million molecules to identify a few that might have antibacterial properties. Fortunately, the search proved successful. But it wasn’t a human who found the promising molecules.… Read more »

Tesla, autopilot, car, self driving
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Now that Australia’s had a serious accident involving a self-driving car, it’s time to open AI’s black box and decide who’s responsible

- May 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

  The first serious accident involving a self-driving car in Australia occurred in March this year. A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit by a Tesla Model 3 in “autopilot” mode. In the US, the highway safety regulator is investigating a series of accidents where Teslas on autopilot crashed into first-responder vehicles with flashing lights… Read more »

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Canva cracks top 5 in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for the best companies changing the world

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has made its debut on the annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a list of fast-growing, innovative private startups harnessing breakthrough technology. Even more remarkably, Canva was listed at no. 4, behind Flexport, Brex and Lineage Logistics, and ahead of the likes of Guild Education, Convoy Blockchain.com, Stripe, Dapper Labs and Pony.ai, which all… Read more »

Woman ethereal
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How Victoria is unlocking the power of startups for public health

- May 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s youth health and wellbeing has been a state priority for decades – but with roughly a quarter of the state’s children overweight (Australian Bureau of Statistics), there’s more that can be done. While schools, parents and government bodies have all been focused on education programs and supporting healthy lifestyle choices, we believe Victoria’s brightest… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
Opinion

Why Australian agtech needs talent with a wide range of experience

- May 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia is well-positioned to build and maintain a large and healthy agricultural industry ($81 billion of production in 2021/22). Australia also has a unique opportunity to leverage our higher-education infrastructure, skilled workforce and sophisticated capital markets to integrate modern technology into our agricultural industry for the purpose of vastly improving the volume of high-quality agricultural… Read more »