News & Analysis
The second Female Entrepreneur Week at Tank Stream Labs saw 70 speakers across 25 events, with almost 1,600 people attending.
Xero has unveiled Xero Learn, an education platform looking to help everyone from uni students through to SMB owners develop their financial literacy.
NAB has allocated a further $50 million in funding over the next two years to its venture capital fund NAB Ventures, bringing the total allocated to the fund until 2020 to $100 million.
Sydney project management startup Sitemate has raised $1.3 million in funding from Artesian Venture Capital, Sydney angels, and high net worth individuals.
HotDoc has raised $5 million in a Series B funding round led by Right Click Capital, with participation from existing backers including AirTree Ventures.
Adelaide-based internet service provider Uniti Wireless has received a $5 million grant from the South Australian government’s Future Jobs Fund to help push its expansion around Australia.
Wagga Wagga is set to boost its agtech chops further, with impact investment services firm Blue River Group launching Bridge Hub, an innovation hub to test and commercialise new ideas in the agrifood sector.
Kogan.com has continued its expansion beyond electronics, partnering with Adelaide Bank and Pepper Group to offer home loan products.
The young Australian Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with its French counterpart, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), to work together on the development of their respective space programs.
Sydney’s Liverpool City Council has signed an agreement with Mastercard to collaborate on the company’s City Possible program, an initiative bringing the public and private sectors together to solve issues facing cities.
Property investment startup BrickX has launched Smart Invest, a new automated platform aiming to help users save for a deposit.
Charles Sturt University (CSU), coworking community Working Spaces HQ, and Wagga Wagga City Council have received a $300,000 grant to help boost innovation in the Riverina region.
IBM, the CSIRO’s Data61, and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills have teamed up to develop the Australian National Blockchain (ANB), a large-scale, publicly available blockchain solution designed for Australian legal compliance.
Brisbane’sTravello has raised $5 million from private investors to grow its app for travellers and further the development of its new SaaS marketing platform BlueTee.
Sydney HR startup Flare has raised $21 million in a Series B round led by New York venture capital firm Point72 Ventures, with participation from investors including existing backers Reinventure and BridgeLane.