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Politics

The Australian government is forcing streaming platforms to invest more in local TV & films

- February 1, 2023 4 MIN READ

Streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ will soon face regulations to invest in Australian content, as Australian regulations catch up to other world players. Nearly eight years since the launch of Netflix in Australia in 2015, redressing the “regulatory gap” between unregulated streaming platforms and regulated traditional television is front-of-mind for Arts… Read more »

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Funding

Quantum startup Q-CTRL lands $39 million in Series B top up led by Salesforce Ventures

- February 1, 2023 3 MIN READ

Salesforce Ventures becomes new investor Wallabies legend John Eales also backed Q-CTRL A record A$74m was raised in the Series B Sydney quantum software startup Q–CTRL has raised US$27.4 million (A$39m) in an extension of its Series B Several new investors joined Q–CTRL’s cap table, including Salesforce Ventures, the VC arm of the US software… Read more »

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People

Charles Sturt Uni chancellor Dr Michele Allan takes over as SmartSat CRC chair

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

Agribusiness expert and serial board member Dr Michele Allan has stepped up as chair of Australia’s leading space research centre, SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), following the sudden passing of inaugural chair Dr Peter Woodgate on Christmas eve. Dr Allan, chancellor and board chair of Charles Sturt University, also chairs the Food and Agribusiness Growth… Read more »

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Fintech

The Finnies: FinTech Australia launches new ‘positive impact’ award

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has announced the new Positive Impact award, which celebrates social impact in fintech. They are now calling for entries for its seventh annual awards.  The Positive Impact award will consider the social, environmental, and economic impact of fintech companies. They introduced the new award to honour work on this within the sector.  FinTech… Read more »

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Venture Capital

Melbourne Uni’s new VC fund, Tin Alley Ventures, sets $200 million target after reaching $100m

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

University of Melbourne’s new startup venture capital fund Tin Alley Venture has raised $100 million from a who’s who of the Victorian business establishment to back alumni founders. The uni chipped in $25 million to kick off the fund, a joint venture with John Wiley’s Tanarra Capital, in June last year. Seven months later, the… Read more »

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Social Media

Consumer watchdog launches influencer crackdown over hidden ads after social media users dob them in

- January 30, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Australia Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) is combing through social media platforms to identify influencers that don’t disclose affiliations with the product and company they’re promoting. Social media users reported more than 100 influencers to the regulator.  Most tip-offs were about beauty, lifestyle, parenting, and fashion influencers who failed to follow the advertising disclosure… Read more »

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Funding

Milkrun, the last local grocery delivery standing, is still trying to find fresh capital after raising $75 million

- January 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

Rapid grocery delivery service Milkrun tried to raise additional cash twice in 2022, despite starting the year with $75 million from Tiger Global in a Series A last January, but couldn’t attract investors amid the financial failure of its rivals. The Australian reports that the Sydney startup touted its Series B pitch deck to potential backers… Read more »

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Business

Queensland edtech unicorn Go1 gobbles up UK rival Anders Pink

- January 26, 2023 2 MIN READ

Brisbane workplace learning platform Go1 has acquired five-year-old rival British content curation startup Anders Pink. The deal went through late last year for an undisclosed sum amid as part of Go1’s push into the European market after also acquiring Swiss-French edtech Coorpacademy, which delivers French and German language content. It was a busy year for… Read more »