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Greg McLardie the founder and managing director of Two Hands

Australian start-up launches blockchain system to fight food fraud and future pandemics

The connection to our food source has been lost, their regions invisible and the supply chain unknown. This lack of transparency, along with food chain supply inefficiencies, costs the global economy over USD$100bn annually.

3 major lessons learnt: How Airwallex China worked through the COVID-19 crisis

Airwallex’s China office was the first to be affected by COVID-19. Having witnessed the impact first hand, my co-founders and I strongly believe that social distancing is the best way to curb the spread of the virus. In China, implementing work-from-home policies was a crucial step in adhering to social distancing recommendations.

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.
Shendon Ewans of Gobbill

New tech allows over one million Chinese to pay Aussie bills with Alipay/WeChat, aligns...

Fraud detection and payment automation company Gobbill and Chinese mobile payment company AirPay, have embedded Alipay and WeChat payments into a popular media platform to allow users to pay Australian bills with China’s favourite payment methods.
Eric Chung, CEO and co-founder, Prospection

Prospection raises $10m Series A round to fuel innovation in healthcare analytics

Australian healthcare analytics pioneer Prospection has raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures.

Australia’s first baby product review site raises $5.5 million to accelerate national growth and...

Local startup and baby product review site, Tell Me Baby, has completed a $5.5 million capital raise in a bid to accelerate its growth within Australia and prepare for its e-commerce launch into China

Between Asia and Australia, which fintech market should you invest in today?

Right now, trade between Asia and Australia is reaching into new markets with exporters in Australia spotting and grabbing new opportunities every...

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 what you need to know about the Australia-Asia startup connection

Asia used to be a great stopover destination when flying to Europe to get some shopping done or head to the beach, but times...

Ground breaking mission to help Aussie entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding

According to David Thomas, "The Australian China SME Association has forged a ground breaking alliance with The Guangdong SME Association in China and many of its members have strong interest in investing in new technology and solutions from overseas.

Did you know that remote working is on getting popular world over? [INFOGRAPHIC]

All over the globe, remote working is on the rise. With the rise of technology in the likes of smartphones, tablets and laptops and also through increased online connectivity...

An espionage expert shares 5 things you need to know about state-sponsored hacking and...

Cyber espionage and cyber terrorism are the most critical threats facing the public and private sector in the United States and the United Kingdom, and there is no reason to suppose that Australia/New Zealand will not be future targets.

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.

New IBISWorld research reveals which industries are set to fly and fall in 2017

New research by IBISWorld suggests that 2017 is likely to be characterised by growth in Road and Bridge Construction, Sugar Manufacturing, Oil and Gas Extraction, Data Storage and Child Care Services.

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’

Wanna sell across the ocean? 4 things to do if you want to launch...

Given the wealth of innovation here, it’s no surprise that that 38 percent of cash-generating Australian startups already have export revenue. But for that other 62 percent to really thrive, they’re going to need sell across the Indian Ocean.

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.

What is the impact of disruption – both digital and physical – on international...

Thanks to digital disruption the world is getting smaller and global customers more accessible. Global e-commerce sales are growing at 20% per annum and are forecast to reach US$2 trillion in 2016. This will double to US$4 trillion by 2020.

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.

Meet the East/West entrepreneurial combo changing how Aussies do business in China

While the focus is often on how business and tech co-founders combine to create successful start-ups, Sinorbis, an emerging Australian digital company helping companies tap into China’s burgeoning online consumer population, brings Western and Eastern expertise together to benefit Australian businesses.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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Ever considered crowdfunding? [FREE REPORT]

Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...

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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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