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Australian start-up DingGo, creator of an online platform for smash repairs, has announced plans to leverage a half-a-million-dollar matched grant to expand across Australia and beyond.
Australasia’s largest real estate agency, Ray White, has just invested $3m into Sydney-based proptech company NurtureCloud, to both improve its own network’s offering as well as being part of exploring international opportunities for the product.
Airwallex and Visa debut Airwallex Borderless Cards for business – first major product announcement...
Airwallex recently announced the launch of the Airwallex Borderless Card for businesses, in partnership with Visa. Airwallex Borderless Cards is Airwallex’s first major product announcement since it achieved unicorn status last year after a hugely successful series C fundraising round.
Serial entrepreneur Andrew Banks launches new fintech start-up Plastiq.it, seeking equity crowdfunding on Equitise
Australian entrepreneur, Shark Tank judge and investor Andrew Banks has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign with platform Equitise for his new cashback rewards business Plastiq.it.
Lumin Sports Technology, an Adelaide-based sports technology start-up, is looking to raise $750,000 from investors to enable the company to finalise its platform as a turnkey solution to deliver to professional sports organisations in Europe and the United States.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia has launched HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program to drive innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing conservation and environmental challenges.
Business loans marketplace Introducer.com.au wins $10K funding from Catalysr’s pre-accelerator program
Introducer, Australia’s only after hours supported business loans marketplace has been selected as one of two startups to receive $10,000 funding from Catalysr.
Australia's first neobank, Volt Bank Limited (Volt) has closed a $70m Series C equity funding round, which was oversubscribed by $10m beyond the original target of $60m.
With the digital wallet movement firmly in full swing, Australia’s leading dining rewards app Liven has recently announced its in-store invisible payments integration with ApplePay.
With offices in Seoul and Melbourne, the Australian-based Posture360 has declared war on back pain with its innovative technology. A back pain sufferer himself, William Choi has been in the posture business for almost a decade and saw a gap in the market.
Mobile voice company Spoke Phone announced it has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding, in a capital raising round led by Australian venture capital firm, Marbruck Investments, with support from New Zealand-based Icehouse Ventures and Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund.
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.
And our love affair with apps and all things mobile show no signs of abating. With a few taps we could own the latest high-end fashion accessory or purchase a car. We walk around with virtual banks in our palms, making seamlessly transactions across borders.
Millennial-focused fintech Groupee is pioneering the social payments landscape, introducing a world-first, real-time payment app that allows groups of people to instantly share the cost of any purchase, anytime and anywhere that accepts Visa tap-and-go payments.
While there have been numerous innovations to improve the effectiveness of compliance training, one that has shown extraordinary results is game-based learning.
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.
EzySt differs from existing fuel pricing apps and schemes: it delivers special prices from multiple retailers straight to the user’s mobile phone (cheaper than advertised prices), doesn’t rely on crowd-sourced information, and is free to download and use.
Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way.
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.
When Monash University students, Anh and Maria, surveyed their peers about how they could improve student life on campus, they were struck by a recurring theme; academic pressure was consistently a key contributor to students’ diminishing mental health - so they’ve created an app to fix it.