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  • City of Sydney supports women in tech with $25,000 cash grant

    Australian Accelerator of the Year*, Tech Ready Women, has been awarded a $25,000 cash grant from the City of Sydney, which will go towards providing scholarships and educational events to help break down the barriers to entry and encourage more women to enter and thrive in the tech industry.  The grant will specifically support three women… Read more »

  • Rocket Lab ‘Its Business Time’ launch window to open 20 April 2018 NZT

    US/New-Zealand orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has today confirmed it will open a 14-day launch window this month to conduct the company’s first fully commercial launch. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time’, includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics Inc., built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. The 14-day ‘It’s Business Time’ launch window will open on Friday, April 20,… Read more »

  • Forget Facebook & Google Ads, The Sticky Handshake launches local small business social networking tool

    The Sticky Handshake, is launching today a revolutionary new referral solution for time-poor small business owners across Australia, who have failed to win new business from Google and Facebook advertising and find industry networking time-consuming, expensive and daunting. Aimed at locally focused small businesses of all kinds including start-ups, legal, financial services or real estate… Read more »

  • Australian Industrial IoT company secures $4.8M from Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital

    Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution, FitMachine® ‘the Fitbit® for machines’, has secured $4.8M in Series A funding. The round, led by Blackbird Ventures, included Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). The investment will allow MOVUS to scale up to international… Read more »

  • Australian AI startup Daisee raises $8.8 million in Series A funding

    Daisee, an Australian artificial intelligence company, today announced it has raised AU$8.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Alium Capital, with Thorney Opportunities and other investors to help realise the opportunities for AI in companies around the country. Daisee leverages the best in AI research from leading universities including Deakin University and… Read more »

  • Cryptocurrency mining extensions have no place on Google chrome web store anymore

    Google is on a banning spree. Just months after banning all crypto related advertisements, crypto mining extensions will be banned this time. The announcement was made yesterday; Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. All existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in late June…. Read more »

  • Pure Storage launches world-first AI-ready storage with NVIDIA

    Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced the industry’s first comprehensive AI-Ready Infrastructure, AIRI, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1 and operationalise AI-at-scale… Read more »

  • Why you should care about Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator 2.0

    Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator 2.0 is already deep on its way, and we are excited to see what the startups will achieve by the end of it. If you have not heard of this accelerator program, you should, because their previous program launched Sharesies which received $1 million in investment in just eight weeks. What is… Read more »

  • Aussie actor Nick Slater’s social media startup hits a milestone

    Sydney based social media startup Captiona reached 50,000 users and is making it free for download this March. Why should you be excited about this? Captiona solves a very genuine first world problem. Ever struggled with a fun, creative caption for your Instagram photos? Can’t decide which pun to use or which vibe to have… Read more »

  • The world’s first dedicated Web 3.0 hub and it is in Melbourne

    York Butter Factory (YBF) in Melbourne is on a winning streak. This time, launching the world’s first dedicated Web 3.0 hub: YBF Mesh. YBF Mesh will be located in their new 3100 square-meter headquarter right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. YBF believes that the web’s next major shift will be towards a decentralised web, Web 3.0…. Read more »