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Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

Aussie HR tech startup Mentorloop set to launch in the U.K. as it spearheads...

Australia’s leading mentoring software platform Mentorloop recently announced plans to set up an office in the U.K., following a 12-month period of strong business growth.

Social media influencer app TRIBE launches in the UK after AUD$5.35M Series A round

Moët Hennessy, Selfridges and Burt’s Bees are the first brands to use the platform with launch campaigns already buying over 100 unique pieces of branded content from UK-based content creators.

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia launches Australia’s first creative tech accelerator

CEA’s Collider Accelerator is the latest program to be launched with support from Advance Queensland, which is investing more than $400-million to position Queensland as a hub of innovation and growth.

Aussie startups more quickly becoming global scale-ups thanks to this startup stack

Startups today are no longer reinventing the wheel. Given that they’re often nimble innovators themselves, startups are trusting other startups with handling some of the most fundamental parts of their business.

New data from Xero shows big business is causing cash flowgap for small businesses

There’s no doubt that small businesses are a core part of the Australian economy but when big businesses fail to pay on time, small businesses are forced into what we call a ‘cash flow gap’.

This start-up has found success disrupting the traditional mattress market [VIDEO]

Koala personifies forward-thinking, entrepreneurial young business. Co-founders Mitch Taylor and Dany Milham’s unique approach has seen Koala disrupt the traditional mattress market and crack an impressive $12 million in sales in just 12 months.

Strong winds of disruption: how alternative lenders are beating the Big Four banks

Just as disruptive start-ups are rethinking almost every industry out there, alternative lenders are assessing risk in an innovative way, using big data in real time to enable more businesses to get the capital they need for growth.

This startup risked all of its $1.67m revenue on a thought bubble, and it’s...

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.

How the rise of mobile disruption is giving small businesses that ‘aha’ moment

Intuit research shows that educating small business owners on the benefits of mobile and the power of the Cloud is giving back, on average, around seven working weeks of productive time per year.

Drink to start-up success: This 5 month old Aussie beverage disruptor is already on...

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.

How a simple ‘no’ led this Shark Tank star to founding his successful sports...

SPT has become a major Australian competitor for Catapult. It's raised $2.5 million in two separate rounds, backed by Brady Scanlon and Tony Gandel, the sons of Rich Listers John Gandel and Peter Scanlon.

Booming Aussie start-up Mathspace takes its maths e-learning solution to millions of college students...

Mathspace is being rolled out for use across thousands of colleges in the United States as part of an integration with MyMathLab, Pearson’s leading online homework, tutorial and assessment product.

Australia’s first dedicated online portal for social enterprise opportunities has launched

Social Change Central is Australia’s first dedicated online social enterprise opportunities portal, and is the brainchild of social entrepreneur and Myer Foundation Fellow, Jay Boolkin, and corporate lawyer turned social entrepreneur, Anne Lennon.

Australian medical innovator receives US$2.6 million Bill & Melinda Gates grant to develop a...

The grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support Atomo in development of an affordable, reliable and simple HIV rapid diagnostic test that will enable people in resource-poor countries to test themselves.

These 8 Australian companies have been named on the 2016 Fintech 100 list of...

The annual list includes three Australian companies, Prospa, Tyro and Society One, among the leading 50 Established fintech companies across the globe, as well as five entrants in the most intriguing 50 ‘Emerging Stars’

SafetyCulture has raised $30 million to make workplaces much safer for employees

SafetyCulture, the Australian technology company that has enabled more than 30 million safety and quality inspections at companies including Coca-Cola, Hilton, and Qantas, recently announced it has raised $AUD 30 million

Vinomofo spends big after $25 million investment from Blue Sky Venture Capital

Vinomofo has employed a multi-tier media buy covering off free to air and pay TV in both Australia and New Zealand, open-air outdoor advertising spaces nationally, cinema and an aggressive acquisition campaign across digital and social platforms.

This start-up has raised close to $1 million to help Australians embrace the Ideas...

A Sydney-based startup that’s raised close to $1 million in funds wants to make it easier for Aussie entrepreneurs to harness the Ideas Boom by reducing the amount of necessary paperwork to start a business.

Hot Aussie start-up Unlockd is looking to raise a $30 million Series B after...

Unlockd closed a $AU15 million Series A Round in early 2016 from some of the biggest names in the business community, and has recently appointed an advisor to assist with their Series B raise of up to $US30 million

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