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AmazingCo raises $5.1m Series A funding round to bring moments of connectivity to the...

AmazingCo, the Melbourne-founded experiences platform that has expanded across 23 American cities in the past six months, recently announced it has closed a $5.1m Series A funding round, with participation from Aconex founders, Rampersand VC, Artesian and Macdoch Ventures.

How can digital services keep up with customer expectations in this new “always on”...

Our expectations of digital services have evolved as we shift to an "always-on" world. From the moment we wake up, we rely on technology to navigate our lives.

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.

Is corporate social responsibility (CSR) the new bottom line? Here’s why I think it...

As a global community, we’re facing a raft of social issues, that only seem to be increasing. As a corporate community, it’s our job to ensure we’re taking responsibility.

The purpose over profit paradox: 5 tips to implement a purpose-fueled culture

Fun fact: the most profitable are generally not the most ‘profit focused’. Why? Because they prioritise purpose over financial gain.

Ad tech across APAC is a complex, fast-growing industry. What does its future hold?

Digital advertising - and the ad tech that supports it - has in fact completely revolutionised the way that brands connect and communicate with potential customers.

Australian tech company Culture Amp raises US$82m (A$122m) to create a better world of...

The financing, which brings the total funds raised by the company to over USD$158million, will be used to accelerate Culture Amp’s global expansion and the development of innovative products and offerings that enable companies to build a better world of work.

Global VC bets on Australian quantum computing start-up Q-CTRL in US$15m Series A funding...

Since its founding in 2017, Q-CTRL has rapidly established itself as a global leader in the quantum computing space. In 2018 it was named as the only company outside of North America to be included in IBM's hand-picked network of startups working to advance the emerging quantum computing industry.

Parking app Parkable raises NZ$4.6 million in first-round funding led by Spark

The funds will be used to increase Parkable’s dominance of New Zealand’s shared economy parking market, further develop its presence in Australia and China and explore new international markets.

Employee burnout on the rise: sick leave increases across 1 in 3 organisations

In May this year, the World Health Organisation officially recognised burnout as a workplace phenomenon, and a result of chronic workplace stress.

Australia’s online advertising continues year-on-year growth to reach $9 billion

The latest IAB Online Advertising Expenditure Report, prepared by PwC, reveals that whilst year on year growth has slowed (7.1% compared to 11% in 2018) reflecting the downturn in Australia’s overall advertising market, all online revenue categories have experienced growth

Disruptive Aussie fintech Douugh expands in the U.S., exports its financial wealth platform

On a mission to democratise banking and build the autonomous future of money management, Douugh is a consumer technology company that offers an AI powered financial wellness banking platform, delivered through a SaaS subscription model.

Heads up! Startupbootcamp Australia launches World Tour to scout for 2020

In the past two years, Startupbootcamp Australia has supported 21 startups from all over the world. Alumni from the last two programs have achieved massive success by leveraging the mentorship from the FastTracks and Programs.

DC Power Co raises $1.6m in round two of its fight against the big...

DC Power Co plans to unlock the collective power of Australia’s two million solar households to create a large-scale competitor to the big energy companies’ coal fired power plants.

Microlearning platform EdApp completes $4.25M follow on raise from SafetyCulture

EdApp is best known for its on-demand microlearning platform which offers companies across all industries, including retail, mining, FMCG and infrastructure, a more effective way to onboard, motivate and train employees.

Australia’s first baby product review site raises $5.5 million to accelerate national growth and...

Local startup and baby product review site, Tell Me Baby, has completed a $5.5 million capital raise in a bid to accelerate its growth within Australia and prepare for its e-commerce launch into China

A homegrown Pixar: Meet Australia’s only animation studio that is led by two women

Kristen and Nadine have battled many obstacles as a startup in this country and a creative one at that, but have since proven they are two women to be reckoned with; smart, creative and fearless which has seen them raise $20 million in capital in three years.

Is the job dead? What lies ahead for us in the future of work?...

For centuries, jobs have provided people with status and stability and a way of life. Overlying the pursuit of the permanent job was the notion that if you’re not in a job, you’re out of one. But times are changing fast.

Study: 25% of senior marketing leaders still don’t know how to apply location-based data

The study also highlighted knowledge gaps within the Australian marketing community, with 25% of respondents stating that they do not know how to apply location data to their brand.

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.

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