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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

Here’s why people analytics technology will drive strategic decisions for HR in 2017

However, in order for businesses to make strategic decisions, HR departments are increasingly required to not only understand an organisation’s workforce analytics, more importantly, they need to apply data intelligence company-wide.

Game-changing Aussie fintech in $1.5m raise uses predictive analytics to turbocharge retirement savings

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

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.

This brand automation startup in Brisbane has grown to $750K revenue in its first...

Outfit is already making more than $750K with its recurring revenue model in its first year, and Bruce plans to grow the business to $10mil recurring revenue by 2020. He is looking at a Series A round of funding in the next 6 months as well.

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.

This workplace training start-up has raised $4 million in pre-Series A funding

Investing further in GO1 was a no brainer. GO1 is the perfect example of a startup who absolutely gets it and is poised to grow rapidly all over the world into a leading provider of learning and management platforms.

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.

This customer service start-up from Melbourne is getting major buzz in the US

Testing and real-time monitoring might sound like basic things every organisation is already doing, but this is not the case, and our mission is to educate the market.

The ‘Twitter of voice’ looking to capitalise on the growing era of voice with...

Israeli startup HearMeOut is taking on the likes of Google and Apple in a bid to capitalise an emerging demand for voice tech, listing on the ASX ahead of its planned launch in the US next year.

Australia’s tech sector poised for greatness thanks to millennial entrepreneurs

If you look back to the pre-millennial time before 1980’s, there were as many dreams and talents as now. Since then, technology, the Internet and smartphones democratised opportunities and brought them closer to those with the dream to do more, especially the youth.

Don’t be misled, start-ups will create the jobs of the future – we need...

The evidence supports the idea that startup job creation is more than just wishful thinking by the startup community, or jockeying for political position by our government ministers.

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.

Aussie start-up organisations unite to respond to review of the R&D Tax Incentive

StartupAUS, supported by FinTech Australia, StartupWA, StartupTas, TechSydney, Startup Adelaide and Startup Victoria, proposes recommendations to the Federal Government review that would see the scheme enhance its investment in innovative, high-growth businesses.

A start-up combines craftsmanship & tech to make sure you never lose your bags...

Recognized for intelligent design, premium leather and exceptional craftsmanship, Issara is now partnering with Trackr, the US-based world leader in trackable technology, to deliver this much needed trackable collection.

Aussie tech start-up mPort expands into US market via the world’s largest fitness chain

mPort’s expansion into the US represents its first international market, and the technology company has received interest from every major market around the world. A three-month pilot with LA Fitness led to mPort signing an agreement with the fitness chain that will see mPods in LA Fitness centres nationally in the US, starting with California.

Aussie fashion retailer GRANA is raising a $10 million Series A round led by...

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.

Investible is looking to improve Australian investors’ early stage start-up investing skills

Investible, the leading startup generator that pairs entrepreneurial education with high quality investment capital, wants to empower more Australians to improve their investing skills and support top start-up talent.

One10 announces two new accelerator programs that will combine two popular start-up business approaches

“At One10, we receive so many pitches from people who get lost between the idea and the execution, lacking the skills or process to create a viable, sustainable and impactful business," said Veronica Munro, One10 CEO.

Which part of the hiring process still needs to catch up with the rest...

Few would argue against the idea that the design of relevant, valid and reliable pre-employment assessments should be undertaken by specialists who understand the make-up of key psychological constructs that drive a candidate’s suitability for a specific job or organisation, such as personality traits, drivers, cognitive abilities, and so on.

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