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Linda Woodford, founder of blockchain agtech AXIchain, among 5 killed in Victorian helicopter crash

- April 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

The CEO and co-founder of a Melbourne agtech startup AXIchain, Linda Woodford, is among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Victoria on Thursday. Her colleague, finance consultant Ian Perry, was also among those killed when the helicopter crashed at around 8am in remote forest near Blair’s Hut at Mount Disappointment, 60km north of Melbourne,… Read more »

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Tech storms into top 10 rich list as Canva and Atlassian founders reshape Australian wealth

- March 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

The dramatic shift from mining and property to technology to generate wealth in Australia has made Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, and Canva’s Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht among the country’s top 10 richest people. The Australian’s 2022 edition of The List – Australia’s Richest 250, to be released on Friday, names Hancock… Read more »

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AustCyber boss Michelle Price departs for EY

- March 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price is leaving today after four years to become a partner at EY. Price has been with the government-backed organisation, which merged a year ago with startup hub Stone & Chalk, since its inception in January 2017 as Australia’s Cyber Security Industry Growth Centre. Her role will not be replaced with Stone… Read more »

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Tesla chair Robyn Denholm is buying a slice of the Sydney Kings and Flames basketball teams

- March 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

Tesla chair and Blackbird partner Robyn Denholm is the latest tech titan bitten by the sports bug, buying into Australian basketball team The Sydney Kings. Denholm’s 30% share in the Kings, via her family investment office, Wollemi Capital Group (WGC), also includes Women’s NBL club Sydney Flames. Majority owner and Kings chairman Paul Smith is… Read more »

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Andrew Forrest poached a key RBA exec to lead his Fortescue Future Industries green fund

- March 12, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Reserve Bank of Australia was roiled on Thursday by the resignation of its Deputy Governor Guy Debelle, who is leaving with only six days’ notice. Dr Debelle said that he was resigning to become chief financial officer of Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries, a company investing in zero-emission technologies such as green hydrogen. The… Read more »

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The NSW government just put some heavy hitters from tech and VC on a new panel for investment advice

- March 4, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Tesla chair and Blackbird operating partner Robyn Denholm is among three heavy hitters from the tech and VC scene on a new voluntary panel charged with advising the NSW government on local and international investment opportunities. Denholm, who’s also chair of the Tech Council of Australia, has been joined by AirTree Ventures founder Daniel Petre… Read more »

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Here are the winners of the first Governor of Victoria Startup Awards

- February 24, 2022 4 MIN READ

Sustainable energy retailer Amber Electric and medtech Seer Medical have been named joint winners of Victorian Startup of the Year in the inaugural Governor of Victoria Startup Awards, announced last night. The Awards, supported by Linda Dessau, Governor of Victoria, celebrate the state’s leaders and investors in the startup sector. She hosted the winners at… Read more »

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FinTech Australia names investor Andrew Porter as its new CEO 

- February 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has appointed financial services investor, advisor and long time executive Andrew Porter as its new CEO. Porter brings more than two decades of experience in the financial services sector to the position, including holding senior roles at three global payments fintechs OFX, World First and TransferMate. FinTech Australia chair Simone Joyce said Porter’s… Read more »

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OneVentures partner Grant Chamberlain has died

- February 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Venture capitalist Grant Chamberlain, a partner in Sydney VC OneVentures, has died after falling from a cliff in North Bondi. He was 50. Chamberlain joined OneVentures four years ago following two decades in merchant banking that included managing director roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Nomura. He was running the M&A… Read more »