News & Analysis
While no overall rankings released this year, the 2018 Startup Genome report has identified Australia cities as ecosystems to watch.
General Assembly will operate as a separate division within the organisation, with founder and CEO Jake Schwartz to report to Adecco Group.
The University of New South Wales is doubling down on online learning, partnering with provider Keypath Education to launch a series of Master’s programs that will run solely online.
Tech Ready Women has partnered with tech-focused education provider Academy Xi to launch a $100,000 scholarship fund to encourage women to launch startups.
Coca-Cola Amatil has partnered with BlueChilli to launch the Xcelerate accelerator as it looks to identify opportunities to grow outside its core business.
More investment was poured into New Zealand startups than ever before in 2017, with NZ$86 million ($81.7 million) invested into 111 companies.
Cloud communications company Twilio has expanded into Australia, opening a local office and appointing former Oracle and Symantec sales executive Richard Watson as country director to drive growth.
T-Provenance will look at the applications of its blockchain tech to ensure food safety, traceability, and authenticity throughout the supply chain.
Angelene Falk, Australia’s acting Privacy Commissioner, stated that the investigation will look to determine whether Facebook has breached the Privacy Act.
Sydney startup Gather Online has raised $1 million from former Dimension Data chief Brett Dawson, who has also joined its board of directors as chairman.
Girl Geek Academy has partnered with NAB to launch a cybersecurity workshop for primary school girls in the upcoming school holidays in Melbourne.
Westpac has partnered with Melbourne fintech company Assembly Payments to launch Presto, a payments solution for small businesses, to its business customers.
Australian VC firm Blackbird Ventures has announced the closing of its third fund, raising $225 million from the likes of Hostplus and the Future Fund.
Movus has developed FitMachine, a combined sensor and software solution that helps organisations monitor and maintain their industrial machinery and other assets.
A carpooling service that gets riders heading in the same direction into the same car, the company first launched its UberPool offering in the US in 2014.