News & Analysis
Brisbane City Council has this week launched a six month trial to allow the flying of drones in selected areas of 10 parks across the city, within regulations.
A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
TPG is the third internet service provider to be pulled up for misleading customers about its NBN services, with the ACCC announcing the company will compensate almost 8,000 customers.
New Zealand is on the hunt for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help drive a “forward-looking digital agenda” and prepare and oversee a national digital roadmap for the next decade.
New Zealand startup Fergus, which has created a job management platform for trades businesses, has raised $3.5 million in a funding round led by Australia’s firm Microequities Venture Capital Fund, a joint venture between Microequities Asset Management and Equity Venture Partners.
Prolific angel investor and BlueChilli advisor Alan Jones will next year join QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) as entrepreneur in residence for its creative tech accelerator, Collider.
Queensland businesses are among the most innovative in Australia, according to the second annual Business Insights report from Commonwealth Bank.
The Victorian government’s independent startup body, LaunchVic has partnered with Silicon Valley organisation Change Catalyst to host its Tech Inclusion Conference in Melbourne in February.
Fresh off raising $33 million Series C round in October, Airtasker is gearing up for a busy Christmas period, today announcing a partnership with Coles to trial a delivery service across 64 Sydney stores.
Estonia-founded rideshare company Taxify has launched in Australia, naming Zomato’s former head of growth and partnerships, Samuel Raciti its local country manager.
San Francisco-based accelerator Acceleprise, focused on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startups, has raised US$7 million in funding for its second fund and announced its expansion to New York and Melbourne.
With the Innovation portfolio, Kate Jones will join a four-person economic team of senior Ministers tasked with driving jobs growth across the state.
US fintech Credible, founded by Australian Stephen Dash, is raising $67 million (US$50 million) as it lists on the Australian Securities Exchange today.
Startup hub Tank Stream Labs has announced it’s branching out west, opening a new space in Perth in partnership with EY.
Online business lender Prospa has joined the lending panel of investment management company Yellow Brick Road, which is looking to extend its offering for small business customers.