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Startup Daily

Kill your competition not yourself: why startup culture needs to shift

Based on research with startup founders, Dan Bradley and Gareth Joe put forward a new approach to start up culture that prioritises health and wellbeing and could benefit VCs too. In the startup world, there has long been the assumption that sacrificing your health is the only route to success. It’s all about the hustleRead More ›

Startup Daily

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

It’s Thursday and the end of the week. Have a good Easter, stay safe and catch your breath. Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on every weekday, 2-2.40pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Here’s today’s tech news. Deliveroo’s leftovers Like a meal served cold, UK food … Read More ›


Underwater dining and anti-gravity trampolines: Five of the best April Fool's Day pranks from businesses - SmartCompany

Businesses cashing in on April Fool’s Day with hoaxes is by no means new, but this year many have taken a more light-hearted approach.


The startup funding round: Batch Brewing, Vloggi and Startmate

There's been no shortage of cash flying around the startupland this week. Here are some of the startup funding stories you might have missed.


International startups to relocate to SA for Venture Catalyst Space

Each startup on the Venture Catalyst Space program will receive $10,000 in funding and support from the South Australian government.


Lumary secures $17 million for NDIS-navigation technology

South Australian healthtech startup Lumary has raised the funding for tech that is designed to help service providers navigate the NDIS.


‘Farcical’ NSW gig economy taskforce blows up

The NSW government taskforce established to improve the safety of gig economy workers following the deaths of five delivery riders in two months is “farcical” and merely an attempt to “divert attention away from the global push for regulation”, according to the Transport Workers Union. The union has quit the taskforce just a week before... … Read More ›


Make transparency an election issue to drive change

Transparency in government must become an election issue to bring about meaningful change, according to experts, who expressed concern about an ongoing trend towards opacity and consequence free political scandals. Former AFP counter terrorism officer turned political commentator Carrick Ryan, Centre for Public Integrity executive director Han Aulby and Centre for Digital Business chief executive... … Read More ›


NSW readies state overhaul of cyber defences

A NSW parliamentary inquiry has recommended an overhaul of the state government’s cybersecurity strategy and a review of its cyber policies in the wake of a serious data breach that resulted from cyber risks being ignored. Nearly a year after a cyberattack on Service NSW that allowed hackers to access millions of internal documents, the... … Read More ›


Electric vehicles are back on the Labor agenda

Labor will again push for an increased uptake of electric vehicles at the upcoming election with a range of tax cuts, while the government has turned its attention to Australia’s sovereign capability in missile manufacturing. With a federal election expected within a year, both major parties are beginning to roll out a number of new... … Read More ›

AFR | Startups

This device could save your marriage. Or end it.

What’s going on with the world that we would want devices that monitor us like this?

AFR | Startups

Obscure Sydney start-up sells for $102m

DocsCorp, the maker of document management software, quietly grew a global business over 18 years.

AFR | Startups

Nine’s cyber awakening represents an alarm call for all businesses

It all began with a 3am phone call informing the new Nine CEO of a cyber attack that has hampered operations all week and led to wider industry and government angst.

AFR | Startups

Google Maps launches indoor Live View at airports

If COVID-19 hasn’t already cured you of that feeling of panic that rises when you find yourself in a strange airport with a tight connection, then perhaps Google can help.

Business Insider | Tech Insider

How much is Amazon Prime? A breakdown of Amazon's membership plans and whether Prime is worth it

Amazon Prime offers different membership plans based on personal factors and preferences. Here's a full breakdown.

Business Insider | Tech Insider

Uber ordered to pay $1.1 million to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 separate times

Uber unsuccessfully argued it wasn't responsible for drivers denying rides to the woman and her guide dog because its drivers are contractors.

Business Insider | Tech Insider

Users are reporting that multiple Microsoft products are down

Microsoft Office 365's status page said, "We're investigating a potential DNS issue and are evaluating our mitigation options."

Business Insider | Tech Insider

Social media posts and online ads claiming to sell COVID-19 vaccines are lying. Here's how to protect yourself from getting scammed.

From a smuggling ring in China to a purported biotech exec in Washington State, bad actors are hawking fake coronavirus vaccines and treatments.


Three ways VC firms can construct sustainably diverse portfolios

Underrepresented founders are the most undervalued asset class in the U.S. today, and investors are starting to realize that diversity is not charity -- it’s economic opportunity.


Hack takes: A CISO and a hacker detail how they’d respond to the Exchange breach

One of us is a career attacker and the other is a CISO. Here's how we'd respond to an Exchange breach.


RPA market surges as investors, vendors capitalize on pandemic-driven tech shift

Whether pure-play RPA will survive as a category remains to be seen, but it will likely be around for a long time under the intelligent process automation umbrella.


Uruguayan payments startup dLocal quadruples valuation to $5B with $150M raise

Cross-border payments startup dLocal has raised $150 million at a $5 billion valuation, less than seven months after securing $200 million at a $1.2 billion valuation. This means that the five-year-old Uruguayan company has effectively quadrupled its valuation in a matter of months. Alkeon Capital led the latest round, which also included participation from BOND, … Read More ›

Hacker News

Nuclear should be considered part of clean energy standard, White House says

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Hacker News

Microsoft Coffee

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Hacker News

This Blog is now hosted on a GPS/LTE modem

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Product Hunt

IcePanel — Effectively communicate cloud architecture

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Product Hunt — Carefully collected OG images gallery

“ I was tired of using OG image debugger to find inspiration 👀 So I made this little gallery; with already 100+ collected OG:images! Hopefully, this can also be useful for some of you. Nothing fancy, a simple website in the Internets™️. 🥰 Share your fav OG Image with me 🥰 — Obviously made with … Read More ›

Product Hunt

Parent Hack — Upvoting a curation of baby products for new parents

“ Happy Friday Product Hunt! In 2020, during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic in the UK my husband and I gave birth to our first child. Having a baby was going to be hard in normal circumstances, but it was even more challenging with antenatal classes being cancelled, socially distancing from our families … Read More ›

#StartupAUS on Twitter

artesianvc: @WilliamTjo @sydney_business podcast “The Genesis of Startups” - Artesian Clean Energy portfolio manager @AliClunies discusses investing in #cleanenergy #climatetech #startups #startupaus @ImpactArtesian

@WilliamTjo @sydney_business podcast “The Genesis of Startups” - Artesian Clean Energy portfolio manager @AliClunies discusses investing in #cleanenergy #climatetech #startups #startupaus @ImpactArtesian— artesian (@artesianvc) April 2, 2021

#StartupAUS on Twitter

ulric_ferner: “The process of building an MVP includes the process of figuring out distribution”. Totally agree! #startupaus

“The process of building an MVP includes the process of figuring out distribution”. Totally agree! #startupaus— Ulric J. Ferner (@ulric_ferner) April 2, 2021

#StartupAUS on Twitter

laurenjcapelin: Such a great format and thoughtful qs! Loved this DM convo w @StuSim on what I love about @startmate and the Aussie startup ecosystem #startupaus

Such a great format and thoughtful qs! Loved this DM convo w @StuSim on what I love about @startmate and the Aussie startup ecosystem #startupaus— Lauren Capelin ⚡️ (@laurenjcapelin) March 31, 2021

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