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Using an individual’s profile and their investment goals, the mathematical algorithms within Investfit optimise financial outcomes and identify the best investment strategies.

The private sector led, NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW is calling on business accelerators, incubators and other start-up partnering services to sign up to the new Sydney Startup Hub, which it’s hoped will rival similar venues around the world.

PoweredLocal is a Wi-Fi and social media marketing startup that helps connect small businesses to their customers. At it’s most basic level it gives customers access to free Wi-Fi in return for a check-in on Facebook or other social media platform.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be the hype technologies for 2017 and we will hear of the many applications that are possible and how these technologies will fundamentally disrupt work as we know it.

The new fund is being set up in response to escalating demand from its client base, who are aiming to take more risk with their portfolio and diversify away from traditional investments in Australia, such as property.

The company envisions a new class of wellness beverage, called focus drinks, made with natural functional ingredients that are shown to support levels of focus, concentration and mental performance.

Just as you would not treat a traditional B2B transaction like this, you should not expect this from Alibaba. You need to spend time negotiating with interested buyers, building their trust and coming to an agreement.

The outcome was a lightweight and thoroughly considered design that was BPA free and non-toxic; the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, KeepCup was born.

If Austrade has specifically designed a special category under this grant for marketing consultants, it shows that they understand the limitations and the challenges around breaking into an overseas market like Asia.

How often do we hear or read that a lack of strategic planning and operational management is the cause of an SME to fail? It happens far too often, but it doesn’t need to with a little foresight and planning.

Following the Q1 announcement of its US $6 million in seed funding earlier this year, led by Golden Gate Ventures, MindWorks and Bluebell Group, the GRANA team will move into a new 18,000 square-foot centralised warehouse in Hong Kong this month to manage business growth and plans to double its headcount to 100 employees by the end of 2017.

Startupbootcamp received $600,000 for the first year (2016), with the potential of following up funding in the subsequent years. The funds will enable the opening of a hardware lab in Kydo, Melbourne’s IoT and Data Tech Startup Space and will provide the core funding for the launch of the accelerator program in 2017.

Makinex is an Australian owned private company that have been experts in the design, development and distribution of innovative products since 2004.

New service recently launched in Sydney, allows taxi drivers to deliver parcels 24/7. After two months of operations, the Sydney-based company expands its activities to more cities across the country.

Having acquired almost 70 per cent of the commercial real estate market since launching two years ago, iCommercial is set to make waves on a global scale

Aussie peer-to-peer and B2C marketplace for space, Spacer recently partnered with Europe’s largest peer-to-peer storage provider, Costockage to enter Asia

Lengthy repayment terms are a nightmare for small business owners . David Jackson, CEO of FundX, shares how to protect yourself against troublesome debtors

As more and more businesses move towards a smarter, more consumer-centric data-driven approach, here is how marketers can gain better insights from data.

Blue Sky is launching a new $200 million VC fund targeted at institutional investors to invest in later-stage deals in Australia and overseas

Social enterprise Who Gives A Crap has collaborated with Melbourne artist Stephen Baker to create a limited edition Christmas toilet paper wrapper

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