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Welcome to the Jungle! Meet Australia’s Coolest Companies 2016

Thankyou walked away with the title of Anthill’s “Coolest Company 2016” at the 11th annual Cool Company Awards on Thursday night. There is nothing cooler than...

Every Aussie store can now accept Bitcoin thanks to CoinJar. Where are people spending...

Forget about waiting for your local cafe or grocery store to accept Bitcoin. Every store in Australia with an EFTPOS terminal can now accept...

Australia’s ranking as a ‘networked’ nation is on the slide, according to World Economic...

According to the World Economic Forum, Australia is slipping as a 'networked' nation. The organisation's annual survey of 133 nations for its Global Information Technology Report (2009–2010) ranked Australia as the world's 16th most 'networked', falling from its 14th place held over the past two years.

Australian delivery startup Passel is going global, launching in Ireland for Christmas

Passel was selected as one of the successful companies in the Smart Dublin Last Mile Delivery Challenge, a global search seeking innovative, smart, low-cost solutions to optimise freight and cargo deliveries in urban centres.

Australian HR-tech company Enboarder has secured a AUD $5 million funding round

Leading US venture capital firm Greycroft has co-led an AUD $5 million funding round in cloud based Australian HR-technology business Enboarder with Australian VC Our Innovation Fund.

Is your innovation changing Australia’s future? The iAwards are looking for you

From the world's first modular self-fit hearing aid, robots that write their own code, a virtual reality treatment platform for spider phobia, to an artificially intelligent shark detection system using drones - the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) iAwards program has unearthed outstanding Australian innovation for over 25 years.

Australian startups and young tech companies secured over $1 billion in funding in the...

During the December Quarter 2018 Australian Startups and young tech companies received $1.066B in funding. The December quarter was strong in general with a small reduction in funding from the September Q 2018

Should you take it personally when staff leave? Are exit interviews a chore or...

So you run that exit interview when a valued employee walks out the door. But then what? It is a question many bosses find hard...

Say cheese! ‘Selfies’ set to make Australian SMBs online lending much more secure

Sail Business Loans is unveiling a new biometric security solution that uses a simple selfie to confirm user’s identities against official forms of ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.

This Perth-based search fund accelerator is redefining the term ‘entrepreneur’

An entrepreneur is not simply someone with an idea for an app. Many business people have what it takes...

Alternative lending startup Lumi secures $8 million in funding to expand operations

Australian financial technology company and alternative lender, Lumi, has announced it has completed an $8 million capital raise in a bid to turbocharge business...

An expert reveals 7 reasons why major companies get caught in employee underpayment scandals

Every few months sees a major employee underpayment scandal – companies announcing that they have made payroll errors that have impacted thousands...

Qumpit: online queuing, with benefits

Some things in life need to be spelled out very simply before they have any impact. Like learning how to say the name of new business ‘Qumpit,’ a digital startup that aims to provide a physical queuing experience online.

Here are key personalisation tactics to improve customer engagements

Customers today are faced with an overwhelming number of choices in everything they do. The digitisation of everything has led to consumers...

Looking to take the next step? How to use a business credit card to...

Getting a business credit card when you first start your venture helps separate your business and personal finances, which makes good financial sense. That, however, is just the beginning of how a business credit card can help you succeed.

Aussie fintech start-up Pelikin has partnered with insurance company Travel By Us

Working to enhance their already accomplished product offering, Aussie fintech start-up Pelikin, has announced an exciting partnership with Travel By Us, a Sydney based travel insurance company for Australians.

From $10k in savings to $2 million a month in sales: How two teenage...

Today, Oz Hair & Beauty employs 25 people, and is turning over $2 million a month – establishing the website to one of the leading haircare and beauty platforms in Australia.
David Davies, founder AgUnity

This Brisbane entrepreneur left banking to build a disruptive agtech startup, now looks to...

Former Goldman Sachs and Lehman Bros banker David Davies, founder of impact startup and agtech business AgUnity, recently announced the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise to raise $1.25 million.
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How startups are using explainer videos to sell their products successfully [VIDEO]

Here’s a list of the 10 best startup explainer videos that can offer you great inspiration for your own.
remote working

Take your business on the road with the best tech for working remote in...

55% of Aussie small business owners run their businesses entirely from their smartphone. So, with a smartphone the only necessity for some business owners and fewer constraints tying you to that desk or cubicle, why not make 2020 the year that you explore remotely?
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