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  • Bluedot Innovation secures US$5.5 million in Series A funding

    Bluedot Innovation, an advanced location services technology company, has secured US$5.5 million in Series A funding. Transurban, one of the world’s leading urban toll road managers and developers, led the funding with an investment of US$4 million. Bluedot enables enterprises to connect with their customers through highly relevant and personalized interactions based on the location… Read more »

  • Future of Work startup BenchOn raises $650,000 in seed funding round

    BenchOn, a B2B talent mobility platform that solves the problem of employee underutilisation by matching a business’s idle staff to short-term contracts, has raised $650,000 in seed capital as it looks to scale nationally to meet market demand. BenchOn was founded in March 2016 by Tim Walmsley while he was working as an executive in the defence industry and… Read more »

  • Google left high and dry in search for new Aussie HQ

    The NSW state government has left Google in the lurch as a plan to create a new innovation hub with the tech giant as the ‘anchor tenant’ has fallen through. This isn’t the first time Google has attempted to establish a headquarters in Sydney.  The Silicon Valley-based company walked away from plans to convert the White… Read more »

  • Adecco Group acquires General Assembly for US$413 million

    Edtech startup General Assembly is being acquired for US$ 413 million including debt by European human resource and staffing company Adecco Group. The Adecco Group is a Swiss-based global company, with operations in over 60 countries. They offer HR solutions and various staffing and recruitment services through its network of independent brands. The acquisition will… Read more »

  • BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil launch Xcelerate to turn ideas into global businesses

    Today Coca-Cola Amatil has launched its Xcelerate program, powered by Australia’s largest tech startup accelerator BlueChilli, to give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to quit their day job and have their innovative idea become a global reality. Australians and New Zealanders with brilliant ideas that could become global businesses with the right support… Read more »

  • Now boarding startups and scaleups for Qantas Innovation Program

    Qantas Group is inviting the world’s most innovative startups, scaleups and digital disruptors to apply for its second AVRO Accelerator program. The AVRO Accelerator, run in partnership with Slingshot, gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with Qantas Group to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. The program, launched in 2017, helped participants build products to trial… Read more »

  • Early stage startups can rejoice as Blackbird Ventures just raised $225 million

    Tech startups can rejoice as investments might be coming your way. Sydney-based venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures, which invests in tech startups, just raised $225 million for their third fund. The third fund was led by Melbourne-based superannuation fun Hostplus, their existing community of 100 individuals (mainly technology founders) along with First State Super. The… Read more »

  • ‘Canva for videos’ startup raises $2.8 million in funding

    The ‘world’s simplest video maker’, Biteable raised $2.8 million and it is dubbed as the ‘canva for videos’.  The series A investment was led by Tank Stream Ventures and Microequities Venture Capital Fund. Biteable is an online video maker that helps businesses or anyone with their video needs like infographics, ads, explainer videos, presentations and… Read more »