News & Analysis
The Small Business Digital Taskforce has delivered its recommendations to the Federal Government, with the establishment of an independent body to be a central point for information and advice on digital options for small businesses (SMBs) its key proposition.
Open banking will be phased in with all “major banks” to make data on credit and debit card, deposit and transaction accounts available by 1 July 2019.
Raiz Invest, the micro investment platform formerly known as Acorns Grow Australia, has lodged its prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), looking to raise $15 million through an initial public offering (IPO). Priced at $1.80 a share with shares scheduled to begin trading on June 21, the IPO will value the company […]
Startup Genome’s Melbourne Startup Ecosystem Report, commissioned by LaunchVic, found the city has “raced through” the ‘Activation’ phase of the ecosystem lifecycle and is now sitting in the ‘Late Activation’ stage.
Australia’s small businesses may see some relief this financial year with Treasurer Scott Morrison announcing the extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
Murray Hurps is returning to Harris St, with UTS announcing the appointment of the former Fishburners CEO to the new role of Director of Entrepreneurship.
After six years at the helm, Steve Baxter is set to move on from Brisbane coworking hub River City Labs, announcing he is looking for a new owner.
The review will help develop new metrics to accurately measure innovation to “guide evidence-based policy and better target investment in innovation”.
Fintech startup Athena has raised a $15 million Series A round, with funding coming from Macquarie Bank, Square Peg Capital, Apex Capital, and Rice Warner.
Energy Australia is set to conduct trials with three startups that graduated from the accelerator program it ran in conjunction with Startupbootcamp.
Marketing automation company ActiveCampaign is setting up shop down under, announcing today the opening of its first international office, in Sydney.
Fintech myprosperity, which has created an online platform to help financial advisers better work with their clients, has partnered with Macquarie Wealth.
APRA has authorised fintech Volt as a restricted authorised deposit-taking institution, making Volt the first of the digital banks to secure the licence.
With a number of its clubs looking to esports, the Australian Football League (AFL) has itself announced a partnership with Riot Games that will see the organisations launch a new esports tournament in November.
A survey of small business owners across Australia has found small business owners are sacrificing their work-life balance in order to achieve business success. The survey of 921 SMEs conducted by CGU Insurance revealed whilst small business owners cited the freedom of making their own decisions as a strong indicator of success, many of these […]