One of Jason Calacanis’s personal theories is that a great founder can come from anywhere, he said, and the founders he met in Australia surpassed his expectations. One note, though: think bigger.
Amazon’s Alexa is coming down under complete with Aussie accent, with the company today opening preorders for its Echo smart speakers in preparation for shipping in early February.
The ABC has announced the release of ABC Listen, a new app centred around providing listeners an easier way to access radio shows and podcasting content.
Canva has announced the launch of Canva Print, a new paid service allowing users the ability to create and order printed designs.
Catch Group has announced the rebranding of Catch of the Day and relaunch of the platform, as the business looks to expand into New Zealand.
Gilmour Space Technologies has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round to continue the development of their low-cost rocket technology.
EpiSoft is a Sydney-based startup working to develop cloud-based solutions for health professionals to manage patients with chronic diseases.
NAB’s digital-only banking service UBank has launched RoboChat, an AI assistant designed to guide homebuyers through the home loan application process.
REA Group has announced the launch of Spacely, a new platform focused on helping businesses find short-term rental properties and coworking spaces.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced this weekend that NSW has secured the rights to host the LAUNCH startup festival in Sydney in 2018 and 2019.
Fintech Investfit has launched today with $1.5 million in Series A funding, offering a platform that uses an algorithm to predict a user’s financial future.
On-demand photography startup Snappr has announced today its expansion into the US with the opening of a San Francisco office and backing from YCombinator.
Edutech startup Quizling has been selected to take part in the SxSWedu Launch competition, the only Australian startup set to pitch at this year’s event.
The Techstars Adelaide Accelerator Program will help startups develop and commercialise technologies applicable to the defence and security industries.