Let’s consider whether adding another connection to another stranger is actually going to help you achieve anything, or whether the value of your time is actually all going to Microsoft (which owns LinkedIn).
Our elected officials have put up the “open for business” sign and we’re heading back to the office! You’ve just heard the news and whilst there’s some relief, it is combined with a little voice in your head saying “here we go again”.
There are billions of mobile phones in use around the globe. They are present on every single continent, in every single country and in every single city.
Having trouble wrapping your head around what you’re entitled to from the coronavirus stimulus package – this new website could help.
The Morrison Government has launched Coronavirus Australia, a new app for official COVID-19 information, as well as a Whatsapp feature, partnering with Facebook and Atlassian to produce it.
When it comes to facing the dozen or so staff we employ on a weekly basis, and telling them not only has our income dropped to zero, but we’re also going to be cash negative for the next several months? Pretty damned hard.
If the flurry of new orders released in the last 24 hours has you feeling confused about what’s OK and what’s not when it comes to social contact, you’re not alone.
Victoria is forming a 500-strong police task force to enforce social distancing and new laws aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus.
BREAKING NEWS: Small and medium-sized businesses will get up to $100,000 each over the next few months from the Australian government in a bid to save millions of workers from losing their jobs.
The Australian Banking Association announced a range of measures by the nation’s leading financial institutions on Friday as part of the response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19.
We’re publishing this daily update to keep the startup/tech community informed about the global coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at the image above. The red is where the government says you shouldn’t head. We’ve split our daily update into six sections: Response, Business, Global, Cancellations, Advice and, And also, to help you find what you’re looking for. The latest news in each section at the top.
Good morning and welcome to St Patrick’s Day. We’ll be buying a Guinness and drinking it at home today. As Australia and New Zealand grapple with the global coronavirus pandemic, we’re publishing this new daily update to keep the startup/tech community informed.
Don't stick your head in the sand! StartUp Daily editor Simon Thomsen's top 4 tech news stories will keep you informed.
Don't stick your head in the sand! StartUp Daily editor Simon Thomsen's top 4 tech news stories will keep you informed.
Don't be behind the times! StartUp Daily editor, Simon Thomsen gives us the low down on today's most important tech news
Quantum computing startup Q-CTRL has raised US$15 million (AU$22m) in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital.
Securing the right venture capital can completely transform your startup.
There’s an old sporting sledge, coined by a 1930s Springboks rugby forward after an unlikely win, that applies equally in business: “Look at the scoreboard!”
Australian software giant Atlassian will give staff a day’s paid leave later this month if they want to take part in a global climate strike being organised by student activists.
Break out the tongs, fire up the BBQ and hand dad a beer, give him a hug and say thanks.
If gumption is a measure of success, then Connor Cameron is already well on his way to be becoming an Australian unicorn startup founder.
A Melbourne startup has developed a life-saving hand-held device to predict heart failure based on saliva that could be available to the public within two years
Westpac has launched its sixth annual Innovation Challenge, offering startups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs the chance to win $50,000 and professional support to grow their business.
Like most entrepreneurs, there’s not a day that goes past when I don’t come up with a new idea for a business, product or service.
That crunch in your chocolate bar might not be peanuts one day if the startups backed by food giant Mars are anything to go by.
If you’re a founder concerned about finding the right talent for your startup and needing to search overseas, the Australian government had some good news for you this week, making a 12-month trial of the global talent visa scheme permanent.
Amazon.com.au’s latest innovation for the Australian market, Amazon Launchpad, a new store for startups and entrepreneurs to sell innovative products to local customers, has gone live locally today.
StartupAUS is concerned about the damage last week’s ACCC report into digital platforms could cause to the startup sector if the competition watchdog’s views on mergers and acquisitions are implemented.
Judo Bank, a new challenger bank targeting Australia’s small-to-medium (SME) business sector, has set a new record for series A funding round after doubling its target in a A$400 million equity raise.
Australia has long been renowned for having a resilient economy, and it’s seen a big shift over the past decade, writes Jonathan Coleman.
Agronomic analytics company FluroSat has raised $4.6 million to extend the venture’s global reach as farmers get tech savvy about growing crops more efficiently.
Brands that are failing to run controlled website and mobile app experiments in order to understand their customers and convert impressions into transactions are falling behind.
Trent Innes is a hero at Xero. An accountant with more than 20 years of experience, he first joined the cloud-based accounting platform’s Melbourne HQ in 2013 as National Sales Director, then in January 2016, became Xero Australia & Asia Managing Director, just a decade after its genesis on an apartment dining room table in Wellington, New Zealand.
If you’re reading this standing in a cafe queue, waiting for a latte on a work break, or guzzling your eighth espresso for the day while building your startup, we have an important announcement you need to read:
The concept of farm-gate-to-plate is not new, and hasn’t always been a solution, as farmers supplying to Aussie Farmers Direct found out last year when the 13-year-old business slid into administration.
Consumers in Australia and New Zealand have the highest customer experience expectations in the world, according to a new survey from software firm Adobe.
As a woman in the tech industry, you may find yourself being the only one in the crowd. One of the first things I find myself doing when I walk into the conferences and meet-ups, is look around to find my fellow female founders, writes Kirsten Kore.
Stats from the United States suggest that only half of all series A funding rounds are successful. Series A funding rounds often start at $1 million of financing but can stretch to millions more, particularly if there’s been a long and successful period of boot-strapping or multiple bridge financings beforehand, writes Ben Chong.
Even recruiters make hiring mistakes. As a founder, I fell into some common traps and learnt some valuable lessons.
All entrepreneurs face challenges bringing their ideas to market, and founders with an academic background are no different.
The NSW government released a new report today from the state’s Innovation and Productivity Council (IPC) looking into the state of business in there.
Workplace networking site LinkedIn has released its take on workplace education and training today claiming nearly a third (29%) of Australian employees quit a job due to insufficient access to learning and development to upskill.
While anyone working in the IT field knows this is an overreaction, there is always an element of truth in every dramatised statement. Rephrased as “AI will steal part of your next job” makes the statement more accurate.
Australian researchers have found more than 2000 potentially fake apps on Google Play that hackers are using as trojan horses to steal personal information from users.
HR platform Enboarder has raised AU$11.6 million in Series A funding as it seeks to expand in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
FYI Sydney-based soloists: CBD startup space Fishburners is offering itself up as event space promising to make venue affordable for functions
TechDirect set out to cut to the chase in that adventure by solving the problem on the way to problems – hiring tech people.
The Victorian capital joins Dallas and Los Angeles as pilot cities for the program. Test flights are due to get underway from 2020 with the goal of commercial flights from 2023.
Australian global fintech Afterpay has been “in dialogue” with the federal government’s financial crimes body, AUSTRAC, over concerns about potential money-laundering concerns, the company has revealed.
FinTech Australia General Manager Rebecca Schot-Guppy said the 2019 awards were a massive success, with entries increasing by 30% on last year. There were a total 237 submissions this year across 19 categories.
The cut of 25 basis points sets a new record low amid concerns from RBA Governor Philip Lowe about rising unemployment, low inflation and stagnant wages growth. The move was widely predicted.
Before cracking open the champagne for your EOFY party, there’s a few things to consider beforehand in terms of good tax planning. Startup Daily spoke to Stuart Reynolds and the accounting team from Fullstack Advisory.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the grants are designed to strengthen international partnerships between small businesses and researchers.
While it might seem like the situation is improving in some companies… we’re hardly talking about gender balance, we’re talking about something far more serious: survival.
Rather than feel like it’s too hard a feat to make it to this level, take action, because it isn’t impossible. To put it simply, the key is staying top of mind in a hyper-competitive market, especially in terms of your PR and communication strategy.
There was a time when just slapping a website up so that you had an online presence was enough. But, as a wise poet once said, the times they are a changin’
It’s easy for founders to get carried away with the .01% of stories about how a company took off overnight and everything went to plan. In reality, scaling up is a little more considered, especially when building a profitable and sustainable business.
Mars Food Australia has eight themes it’s looking at: sharing world flavours, easy-meal solutions, responsible food, creating with care, better for you, plant-based eating, accessing Asia and food manufacturing and value chain transformation.
Queensland MP Karen Andrews has been reappointed as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. She's been welcomed by a startup community relieved that they don’t have to start from scratch with a new minister once again.
If Australian fast food fans embrace the fake meat patty, Cowin stands to make billions more with the global meat alternative market predicted to be worth $7.5 billion by 2025.
News: The online retail giant Kogan.com is being sued by consumer watchdog the ACCC over false discounts claims, writes Simon Thomsen.
Propic claims to solve four key industry problems, including giving agents the ability to scale with fewer people and allow customers to interact with the agent in real-time, globally, 24/7.
Exciting news for Melbourne Startup Pencil: With Startupbootcamp FinTech Australia MD Brian Collins said it was exciting to have an Australian in the top 10 of 900 global applications.
The surprise election win for the Morrison government has been welcomed by the start up community, despite the fact we rated a mention during the Coalition's campaign.
Start Up Daily: Online small business lender Prospa plans to float on the ASX next month raising $109.6 million in an initial public offering (IPO) that will value the company at $610 million.