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Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, RideshareTax

How a rideshare experience led two accountants to start a new fintech startup

Founded by qualified accountants, Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, Rideshare Tax has now officially launched to the Australian rideshare community and it already has the support of rideshare giant, Uber.

This fintech start-up offers Australian investors easier access to US stocks and a foundation...

Fintech is one of the hottest niches in tech right here in Australia, with more and more start-ups popping up here and there. Now Australian...

Sharing Economy Awards launch to honour Australia’s top innovators and disruptors

The Sharing Hub, Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator, has today launched a new awards program to recognise and celebrate Australia’s top sharing economy startups, leaders, innovators and disruptors.

Aged care tech startup Conpago eyes $1m investment injection after StartCon win

Conpago, based in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, integrates technology and the daily habits of elderly people with appliances that let them remain connected with their family while also creating a social health monitoring solution.

This Melbourne-based startup has raised AU$46.8 million to expand its global presence

A Cloud Guru (ACG), one of Australia’s fastest growing enterprise technology companies, announced at the end of April that it...

Walkthrough proptech app RealAR helps property owners visualize real estate interiors before they’re built

RealAR is a user friendly and accessible way to improve knowledge and understanding of proposals during the entire development assessment process of a space
Jacques Lepron, Founder Driverli

Driverli secures $10K from Catalysr to improve road safety amongst young drivers in Australia

After a standout performance in the award-winning Catalysr pre-accelarator program for startups, Driverli is on the road to business success thanks to a $10K funding boost.

Second-hand shopping start-up Bountye joins forces with tech giant Google as it launches Android...

Innovative Australian start-up Bountye is among the first to launch with Android Pay in Australia. The move is set to catapult the buying and selling app to even greater heights after only a year on the market.

Australia’s best and brightest fintech startups celebrated at 2018 Finnie Awards

The Finnies celebrate the remarkable achievements of Australia’s best FinTech businesses who are recognised for excellence in sectors such as lending, wealth management, payments, crowdfunding, blockchain, artificial intelligence and regtech.

Love thy neighbour: Tech startup StreetHubs is rebuilding society one street at a time

New tech startup StreetHubs is launching in Melbourne’s silicon-valley, Richmond, taking a grassroots approach to building a better society, one street at a time.

A female startup founder is opening up about Silicon Valley ‘casting couch’ as she...

The female cofounder of an Aussie startup has revealed the hidden misogyny and sexual harassment that exists within the Silicon Valley investment...
Jason Byrne, CEO and co-founder of Freighty

Tech startup Freighty launches online shopping insurance for the masses – just in time...

Freighty has already secured key partnerships with one of the world’s leading brokers, BMS, and the world’s largest property and casualty insurance company, Chubb, which underwrites Freighty’s insurance.
Vince Pizzinga, co-owner of Sydney’s spaghetti and spritz bar Mark and Vinny’s

How a Sydney restaurant went online in a day to keep the cash –...

One of the worst hit industries is hospitality, with restaurants, bars and cafes across Australia forced to close their doors and focus on take-out only.

Why diversifying is important in investing

Diversification is like having your fingers in every pie. It is all about having an array of assets that react differently to the same economic event.

The five creative startups at the forefront of fashion at Creative Enterprise Australia

With Australia’s fashion industry now worth $28.5 billion, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Accelerator covers a hole in the industry when it comes to fashion tech.

These two Aussie retail tech companies have joined forces to help small retailers succeed...

Australia’s leading retail management platform, Neto, and ‘one of a kind’ repricing engine StreetPricer, are busting the myth that marketplaces are a race to the bottom, and helping SMB retailers realise the opposite is most often true.

These 9 rising businesses have been chosen for the 2019 HCF Catalyst Accelerator

HCF, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund has announced the up-and-coming health technology entrepreneurs who will participate in the 2019 HCF Catalyst Accelerator program.

Aussie serial tech entrepreneur brings trusted crypto exchange Zipmex to Australia

Zipmex was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Marcus Lim, who previously co-founded online marketplace Oneflare. In 2016 Fairfax Media purchased a 35 per cent stake in Oneflare for AU$15 million.
Adam Crow and Damon McMillan, Blended Digital

Why blending software rather than focusing on one vendor will be the way of...

Blended Digital, a marketing automation and digital transformation consultancy, founded by Adam Crow and Damon McMillan, smashed its first-year financial targets to surpass the million-dollar mark and is projecting significant growth into its second year.

A digital disruptor won big at these Australasian legal industry awards

LegalVision, an disruptive online law firm targeting Aussie SMEs, was crowned the 2015 ALPMA/InfoTrack Thought Leadership Award winner, ahead of 3 finalists

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Seven steps to crafting the perfect email, with James Tuckerman [FREE...

We are all bombarded by emails every day. We bombard others with emails. It’s a congested superhighway of e-promises, lead magnets and chit chat out there. So how on Earth are your emails going to stand out? James Tuckerman is a man who knows a thing or ten about online marketing. In this cheat sheet, he shares seven steps to achieve two very clear goals: Opens and click throughs.

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How to secure lucrative sponsorships in five steps [CHEAT SHEET]

If you’re running an event or any major initiative, you’ve got overheads, marketing responsibilities and a small army of people counting on you. And, of...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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