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The scales of scalability: How to grow your business without the wheels falling off

More than 1 in 5 small businesses in Australia lack access to funds and skills to innovate, and do not access government financial assistance at the same rates as larger businesses. As a result, SMEs are shutting themselves out of key opportunities for growth.

Airwallex’s latest US$100 million capital raising puts valuation at US$2.6 billion

Continuing the momentum of its hyper growth in 2020, Airwallex has announced that the company’s valuation has increased to US$2.6 billion with a capital raising of US$100 million in a further Series D extension.

When the time is right, launching into new markets doesn’t have to be complicated

Exporting a business leads to better growth, opens up new ways of responding to market forces and exposes a company to new ideas.

Australian tech team helps companies worldwide switch to digital during COVID-19

Liberate learning developed software that helped businesses like Coles and NAB keep over 150,000 staff up and down the country safe while working from home or at the workplace. The people behind the technology could see the widespread benefit of the application and went a step further.

Why international students are the key to stimulating Australia’s startup ecosystem

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page” – Saint Augustine.

Australian businesses have an unhealthy addiction to Google. What can be done?

The reality is, it’s not as simple as another search engine platform stepping in and taking over.

As our digital future becomes our digital present, here’s why we must get serious...

Digital transformation isn’t a temporary trend but a permanent shift and if businesses can’t trust their online security, they can’t truly embrace a digital future.

What are the dangers of TikTok? Does the app really pose a threat to...

The likes of Amazon, Wells Fargo Bank, and the United States Military have all been reported to have told employees to delete the entertainment app from their devices.
COVID-19 challenges in Australia put focus on cost reduction and utilisation of fleet

COVID-19 challenges in Australia put focus on cost reduction and utilisation of fleet

LBM Fleet Solutions customers have seen a reduction of up to 88% in safety incidents across their fleets by implementing their Driver Safety program, which includes a proprietary Safety Scoring system.
The Wine Collective proudly unveils Australia’s leading digital wine marketplace

The Wine Collective proudly unveils Australia’s leading digital wine marketplace

With over 10,000 wines soon to be offered, Australians will gain unprecedented access to the world of wine direct from the cellars of leading Australian and international winemakers that matter.

Logistics expert forecasts global supply chain disruptions on retailers & consumers

Jessica Ip, Chief Transformation Officer at leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP), explains the ripple effect significant disruptions in the global supply chain have on retailers and consumers – and what we can expect in the coming months.
MTPConnect Managing Director and CEO Dr Dan Grant

New research says Australian digital health technology innovators need to seize emerging opportunities in...

New research by MTPConnect and Asialink Business explores why it’s time for Australian businesses to explore Indonesia’s booming digital health ecosystem
David Murray, CEO Buildxact

Buildxact accelerates into the US to lead construction’s digital future, third market outside Australia

Construction tech company Buildxact announced it has expanded its operations into the United States to meet growing customer demand.
Ben Hutt, CEO and Managing Director of Evergen

Australian renewable energy company Evergen secures its first international software licensing agreement in South...

Evergen, one of Australia’s fastest growing renewable energy systems and software provider today announced its first international software distribution deal, partnering with South African battery storage distributor Midnight Sun Energy Storage Systems.

Australian SEO startup Longtail UX expands into Japan by partnering with Sophola

SOPHOLA’s exclusive partnership with Longtail UX enables the Sydney startup to operate its service in Japan. As part of this agreement, SOPHOLA will work with Longtail UX to help it understand the production processes in the region.

Australian buy now, pay later provider Payright sets its sights on global expansion with...

Australian fintech and innovative payment plan provider Payright today announced its first international venture, extending its buy now, pay later service into New Zealand.

Australian fashion ecommerce retailer theurge.com is launching in America and the UK this spring

theurge.com, an Australian-based technology company making it easy to “Shop the World,” recently announced it will launch in America, the UK, and across the globe this Spring.

On-demand wellness app, Blys, kicks off international expansion with NZ launch

Since launching in 2016, Blys has enjoyed exponential growth, building a network of 750 vetted and highly qualified massage therapists on its platform and currently processing over AUD$3 million per annum in bookings.

Licence to sell: This is the secret to scaling globally in a matter of...

Three years, minimal staff one flagship product – that’s what it takes to have a global business in my experience.

Disruptive Aussie fintech Douugh expands in the U.S., exports its financial wealth platform

On a mission to democratise banking and build the autonomous future of money management, Douugh is a consumer technology company that offers an AI powered financial wellness banking platform, delivered through a SaaS subscription model.
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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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