Australia

In Australia and New Zealand, a venture downturn isn’t the end. It’s time to shine.

The geographic isolation of Australia and New Zealand creates a sense of hustle, if not urgency, around raising funds and building a global product.

Australian investors say capital limitations push founders to ‘new heights of creativity’

This is part of a survey of investors focused on Australia and New Zealand. The following responses are from the Australian investors.

Blackbird backs Heidi Health’s AI platform for overworked doctors

Many doctors are overwhelmed by paperwork, leaving them stretched thin, with less time to see patients. Based in Melbourne with plans to expand around the world, Heidi Health wants to ease the burden

Poshmark to shut shop in India, Australia and UK in abrupt retreat from international markets

Poshmark is shutting down its international businesses — operations in India, Australia and the U.K. — as the social shopping marketplace shifts attention to “core markets,” th

Australia fines X for failing to provide information about child abuse content

eSafety, the Australian regulator for online safety, issued a $386,000 fine against X (formerly Twitter) Monday for failing to answer “key questions” about the action the platform is takin

Singapore’s tech subscription service Circular wants to keep devices out of the landfill

Circular, backed by Y Combinator, is a service that offers consumers in Singapore and Australia subscriptions to high-end electronics, like iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, iPad Pros and MacBook Pros. Not onl

Greener for Business launches to help Australian SMBs move to net zero

Greener, the Australian cleantech startup that creates custom action plans to help its customers become more environmentally sustainable, is launching Greener for Business today. Aimed at Australian S

US, Australia cyber agencies warn IDOR security flaws can be exploited ‘at scale’

U.S. and Australian government cybersecurity agencies are warning that common and easily exploitable security vulnerabilities in websites and web apps can be abused to carry out large-scale data breac

Bootstrapped to 800,000 users, online programming community JDoodle lands funding

Started as a side project, JDoodle, which lets developers practice more than six dozen programming languages on one website, hit 800,000 users while being bootstrapped. Now the Australia-based startup

Australian clean tech Endua fixes renewable energy’s intermittency problem

  One major problem with renewable energy sources like wind, solar and hydro is intermittency. This means they cannot be relied on constantly since, for example, the sun might stop shining or it

Apple releases satellite-based emergency SOS feature in Australia and New Zealand

Apple made its emergency satellite communication features available to users in Australia and New Zealand on Monday. The company said that users with iPhone 14 in the region can contact emergency serv

After New Zealand, Australia bans TikTok on official devices

Australia banned TikTok on official devices today, joining western countries including the U.S. and the UK to ban the app.

Monday.com opens its APAC headquarters in Sydney

Enterprise project management and team collaboration platform monday.com is digging deeper into the Asia-Pacific with the opening of its new regional headquarters in Sydney. Founded in Israel, monday.

Fable Food lands Series A for its mushroom-based meat alternatives

The promise of alternative meat products has been under scrutiny lately, with articles in Bloomberg and The Washington Post questioning if it’ll ever be truly embraced by consumers. Other news like

Quantum sensing startup Q-CTRL raises another $27.4M

Two quantum-adjacent technologies — quantum sensing (QS) and quantum communication (Qcomm) — are as important as quantum computing hardware itself since they help make quantum computers fu

Twitter goes down for many in Australia, users say

Twitter users in Australia and New Zealand have been facing issues accessing the service for over 12 hours, they say, as the Elon Musk-owned social network continues to grapple with reliability challe

Operative Intelligence helps contact centers figure out what customers really need

A company may have a good contact center, but ideally they are able to help customers before they need to make a call. Operative Intelligence helps contact centers figure out what customers want more

Australia tells Medibank hackers: ‘We know who you are’

The Australian Federal Police claims to have identified the cybercriminals behind the Medibank ransomware attack, which compromised the personal data of 9.7 million customers. AFP Commissioner Reece K

Medibank breach: Hackers start leaking health data after ransomware attack

Medibank has urged its customers to be on high alert after cybercriminals began leaking sensitive medical records stolen from the Australian health insurance giant. A ransomware group with ties to the

Blackbird’s latest $1B AUD fund signals maturation of Australian, New Zealand venture scene

The Australian and New Zealand startup community will see a boost in funding this year. Blackbird, a VC fund based in the two south Pacific countries, on Wednesday closed a fund at over AUD $1 billion
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