Startups (Australia)

CDO Wrap: June/July 2018

And just like that, it’s mid-year! Where does the time go?<p>Amid the blur of end of financial year activities, we saw the first grand final of the …

C-suite Leadership

Graphic design start-up Canva joins $1b unicorn club

Graphic design website Canva has become the second Australian company to become a 'unicorn', otherwise known as a private company worth at least $US1 …

Graphic Design

Stone & Chalk chief says new innovation hub will unite Sydney and Melbourne against Singapore and Silicon Valley

Fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk has taken up residence in Melbourne’s new Victorian Innovation Hub, bridging its Sydney and Melbourne …

Startups

We support 'sensible' home sharing regulation

Airbnb is ‘very supportive’ of sensible regulation around home sharing, says the company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. Chip …

Hospitality

New FinTech Australia board member will fight the corner of WA fintechs

Tim Dean, founder and chief of family loan app startup Credi, is set to join the board of FinTech Australia, and he’s on a mission to raise the …

Australia

Ecommerce to ride-sharing: Ex-Ebay CEO Simon Smith's take on why Australia is important to Ola

<i>Simon Smith, Managing Director, Ola Australia tells YourStory how he intends to crack the ride-sharing market in Australia.</i> Earlier this month, Ola, …

Startups

Fifteen unique startups set to compete for $85,000 at South Australian tech conference Hybrid World Adelaide - SmartCompany

Hybrid World Adelaide has announced the 15 finalists to compete for $85,000 in development grants at its HWA LAB next week in South Australia.<p>The …

Startups

CoinJar emerges as Australia's most popular bitcoin wallet

Tech startup CoinJar has emerged to become one of the central cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia since beginning operations five years ago. The …

Australia

The Sydney-Melbourne rivalry could stunt Australia’s startup growth, says StartupAus chief Alex McCauley

If Australia is going to become an internationally-recognised startup hub, Sydney and Melbourne will have to set aside their sibling rivalry and …

Startups

Denham Capital eyes Australia after raising $US558m in new mining fund

Private equity outfit Denham Capital is again eyeing Australia for acquisitions after raising $US558 million ($746 million) for its first standalone …

Australian News

Zoox, Aussie led self-driving startup, closes in on $US3b valuation

Mike Cannon Brookes, the Atlassian co-CEO, is a significant investor in the round through his personal vehicle Grok Ventures. He is expected join the …

Brisbane

Peck tech: Start-up wants to revolutionise poultry industry

"At the moment you can’t place hens with chicks on commercial chicken farms for biosecurity reasons," she says. "But 2 per cent of chicks die in the …

Brisbane

Medication app making life easier

Swinnerton, whose qualifications include a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate Certificate of Product Engineering and …

Startups

2018 Lions' Den opens for foodservice and hospitality entrepreneurs - foodservice

5 July 2018<p>Applications are now open for this year's Lions' Den program at trade show, Fine Food Australia.<p>Designed with start ups and new …

Entrepreneurship

State government chips in $100,000 to back Ballarat startups

For years Ballarat tech entrepreneur Casey Thomas has been working tirelessly to launch her interactive virtual reality game, Drone Legion.<p>Backing …

Startups

Ride-sharing giant Ola just recruited a former eBay CEO to run its Australian operations

Six months after it began its rollout in Australia, Indian ride-sharing business Ola has recruited as its local managing director.<p>Simon Smith, a …

Ridesharing

New pilot scheme to attract global talent to Aussie startups goes live

The federal government’s new Global Talent Scheme, designed to attract skilled workers to startups in Australia, launched yesterday for a one-year …

Startups

‘Magic’ ingredient behind $1m Melbourne start-up

Startups

NBN says regional rollout “on home stretch”

NBNCo has heralded its broadband network rollout in regional Australia as “on the home stretch” with access to nearly all homes and businesses out of …

Australia

Thomas Duryea decamps to WeWork Sydney

Amid shortage of office space in Sydney CBD.

Technology (Australia)

Brisbane startups fly Aussie flag in Thailand

Startups

Private Equity and Venture Capital - Guest Lecture 1

The AGSM MBA Finance Club, with the generous assistance of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL), invite you …

Venture Capital

Dynamic Business’ weekly news wrap-up

<b>This week in small business and startup news, small businesses reacted to the ‘Tampon Tax’, top tax tips were discussed, the ACCC targeted misleading</b> …

Small Business

Five tips for doing business in New Zealand

For many Australian companies, a transition across to the lush, green pastures of New Zealand is a natural move. Culturally, it all might seem like a …

New Zealand

Adelaide startup Fleet Space Technologies announces nanosatellite launch plans

Years in the making, Adelaide startup Fleet Space Technologies has announced it is set to launch two nanosatellites before the end of the year in its …

Space Exploration

Fintech startup Study Loans secures $50 million debt facility

Fintech startup Study Loans, which looks to help students finance their tertiary education, has secured a $50 million finance facility from an …

Business (Australia)

Shell feeds gas to Australia's new Prelude floating unit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has introduced gas to its 490 meter (1,600 ft) long Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit as part of the cooling process before start-up, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A logo of Shell is pictured at a gas station in the …

Natural Gas

Shell's Prelude FLNG moves closer to production with cooldown gas

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) says it has introduced gas to its 1,600 ft. long <i>Prelude</i> floating liquefied natural gas vessel offshore Western …

Natural Gas

Unpaid advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made $US81 million last year

The bulk of Ivanka Trump's assets - more than $US50 million worth - was contained in a trust that holds her business and corporations. That trust …

Donald Trump

More to be Unlockd in tech start-up's fight with Google

Start-ups do fail<p>It's tempting to view Unlockd's travails through the prism of a much bigger story: Google and Facebook's stranglehold over digital …

Brisbane