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Cloud accounting tech startup Rounded has secured a Series A investment round

Rounded provides intuitive and straightforward accounting solutions, specifically for sole-traders. The SaaS company, established in 2015 hopes to aggressively pursue its growth strategy, targeting the lucrative and growing “gig economy”

Co-working hub Tank Stream Labs launches its first ever blockchain hub in Sydney

Leading tech and co-working hub, Tank Stream Labs has announced it will partner with Blockchain Professionals Sydney in launching its blockchain focused hub in Sydney.

Australian startup OneCrop was crowned winner of the APAC Future Food Asia Award

Led by Andrew Logan, the startup was crowned overall winner for their innovative solution that increases crop yields and tackles the issue of plastic waste in agriculture through a unique degradable mulch film.

Global travel money brand set to disrupt Australian holiday insurance and forex market

Thomas Cook Money has launched its first product, a digital travel insurance product tailored to the Australian market. Next will be a foreign exchange offering and a prepaid travel card to help customers plan, save, borrow and spend their holiday money, both domestically and internationally.

Artificial intelligence startup Silent Eight wins top fintech/regtech award in Australia

Silent Eight bagged the main prize, edging out 10 finalists with roots from the US, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The pitch fest was held in conjunction with the RegTech Association’s maiden #ACCELERATE RegTech 2018 event in Sydney recently.

World’s first co-ownership platform launches to tackle housing affordability

The unique platform helps friends, family and like-minded buyers purchase a home together, connecting them with the right property, real estate agent, legal, mortgage and insurance providers all in the one place.

Here is why you should never really take no for an answer when it...

In the past, some people lectured me about being so determined that a solution must exist and for never taking no for an answer. In reality, though, conviction combined with unconventional thinking is the only way I have been able to find better ways of doing things.

Is your dog feeling sick? Worry no more, the Uber for vets (and your...

The app currently has 32 vets approved to work across Melbourne with a target of 50 vets and 5,000 customers across Melbourne by September 2018.

How to get your back end in shape – successful online retailers need more...

Still waiting to see if this internet thing catches on? No, I didn’t think so. Obviously, the retail landscape has changed significantly in the...

Real estate tech startup Next Address is here to change the way you buy...

Next Address Founder and CEO Julie O’Donohue’s own experience as an ex-real estate agent led her to create a platform that is transparent, offers a more affordable way of buying and selling property, saves people time and puts the customer in complete control.

This new Sydney startup is here to change the way event planners work with...

Founded by singer and professional musician Javier Trueba, The Hip Stars Band is a cooperative of national musicians – singers and instrumentalists.

Do you want to be like Amazon? Here are 6 business tips your company...

Business owners often look to Amazon for inspiration to success. The commerce and cloud computing giant’s profits rise every year, with 2017 seeing net sales revenue of over 177 billion.

Here are 5 ways to transform your business with simple tech, no matter what...

Software that was once reserved for large corporations is now allowing one-person businesses to run their business entirely from a smartphone. From being more organized to automating more of your daily tasks, here are 5 ways simple technology can bring your business huge returns with little investment

Are you a tech innovation superstar? Optus is offering you a share of $300k...

Start-ups, social entrepreneurs and charities can now submit their tech solutions to the Optus Future Makers program for their chance to secure a share of $300,000 in funding and the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s best talent to help bring their ideas to life.

This university tutoring app is expanding nationally after successfully rolling out in major Queensland...

Vygo works as a mobile platform that helps university students improve grades with better access to affordable peer tutors, whilst also giving students a ‘business in a box’ to earn money on campus, tutoring classes they have recently aced.

This new online platform is here to revolutionise business mentoring

The new platform has already successfully matched over 1,500 mentors to mentees and Art of Mentoring is looking to reach their first 10,000 matches by June 2018.

What you need to know about how AI can be beneficial for small business...

Today turning your business into an ass-kickin’ data-driven company is quite easy, so it’s time to get rid of robot domination scenarios in your head and take a look at the benefits the future has to offer.

Melbourne’s Girl Geek Academy announces first all-women video game making hackathon

Australia’s Girl Geek Academy has responded to market demand and launched Australia’s first all-woman game making hackathon, #SheHacksGames, aimed to increase the number of women working in game development and building tangible products.

Why seller experience is the new battleground in today’s competitive gig economy

The gig economy is no longer something people experiment with – it’s becoming a real career choice for Australian workers almost as quickly as it’s becoming a vital resource for businesses.

This startup has become the world’s first crowdfunded energy retailer and is set to...

DC Power Co has opened pre-registration for those interested in investing in the company, aiming to raise $4.75 million through equity investment to build an energy retailer promising better deals and financial savings for the nation’s 1.7 million solar panel households

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