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Australia’s sportstech sector is heading to the podium in a global race

- August 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia’s nascent sportstech sector is among the top 5 in the world, and already supporting more than 600 startups, according to a new report by the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN). The inaugural Sports Innovation Report 2022 concludes that Australia already has one of the world’s most mature and interconnected ecosystems. With the Brisbane Olympic… Read more »

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Bunnings and Kmart drop facial recognition as privacy commissioner takes a closer look

- July 28, 2022 3 MIN READ

Kmart and Bunnings have temporarily halted their use of facial recognition in stores pending an investigation from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). It was last month revealed that Wesfarmers-owned Kmart and Bunnings, and whitegoods retailer the Good Guys, quietly began using facial recognition in some stores without express consent from their customers. While… Read more »

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Climate change, going digital and autonomous: the 7 megatrends CSIRO says are shaping the world

- July 28, 2022 4 MIN READ

Around 3.7 million Australians have been unintentionally caught in an ocean rip. For the unprepared it can be a harrowing experience – but for experienced surfers, rips are a handy way to ride through the whitewash and out to the break. We’re not surfers, but we work at Australia’s national science agency in “strategic foresight”,… Read more »

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Finder, Secure Code Warrior, Omniscient and Eucalyptus among KPMG’s ‘Emerging Giants’ startups

- July 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Four Australian tech scaleups: Finder, Secure Code Warrior, Omniscient and Eucalyptus, have been named among the Leading 100 ‘Emerging Giants’ in Asia Pacific in a new report from KPMG and HSBC. The Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific report examined new economy businesses across the APAC region with strong potential to impact the global business landscape over… Read more »

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Vertical take-off planes are coming to Australia

- July 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

V-STAR has plans to bring vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft to Australia for regional travel, aeromedical and search and rescue services and commercial transport. While not new – VTOL technology has been used in military planes like the Harrier Jump Jet for decades – V-STAR has contracts with overseas commercial operators to introduce aircraft… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »