Stone & Chalk, Westpac, and Data Republic partner to launch data accelerator FUELD
04Sep

Stone & Chalk, Westpac, and Data Republic partner to launch data accelerator FUELD

Inspired by  startup daily http://ift.tt/2xIhVkM Local fintech hub Stone & Chalk has announced a partnership with Westpac and secure data exchange startup Data Republic to establish FUELD, a new accelerator program looking to match startups working in the data sphere to corporates. Alex Scandurra, Stone & Chalk’s CEO is excited to host Murray Hurps leading the […]

Kanwal Rheki getting a 100x return in 1995
02Sep

Kanwal Rheki getting a 100x return in 1995

I did most unusual thing in 1995 when I wrote this check of $200,000 to Exodus to save them from shutting down. They were at the end of line, needed cash to stay alive. There was no time to do do any due diligence or legal paperwork. This loan was done with a simple agreement […]

Blockchain is revolutionising Finance and Banking
28Aug

Blockchain is revolutionising Finance and Banking

The shift from a centralized digital infrastructure to a decentralized digital infrastructure enabling an ecosystem of an immutable, secure, real time, distributed network has witnessed a rapid uptake from leading banks across the globe. Financial players are among the first movers to capitalize on this technology even though it is still at a relatively early […]

Interesting stats on the Victorian Startup Landscape
23Aug

Interesting stats on the Victorian Startup Landscape

Great article sourced from startupdaily http://ift.tt/2w1uMyf Are women adequately represented in the startup scene? 75.4 percent of founders are male;  A report, Mapping Victoria’s Ecosystem, is a result of a survey produced by LaunchVic in collaboration with Startup Victoria and dandolopartners, which polled over 1600 companies across the state. The report had some great insights:- 1. The three biggest […]

Are most Successful Founders College Dropouts?
23Aug

Are most Successful Founders College Dropouts?

The Bob Pritchard Column  Zuckerberg, Gates and Jobs are white, male, American, college dropouts, so college dropouts make successful entrepreneurs… well that’s the leap many people make.    However, when you add Mason, Parsons, Brin, Page, Hurley, Yang, Cuban, Omidyar, Hastings, Wang and Bezos, now we are down around 20% and a lot less homogeneous.   […]

Outcome Health – tablets for Doctors – $5b valuation
23Aug

Outcome Health – tablets for Doctors – $5b valuation

A notable newcomer to the Forbes Rich list is 31 year-old Rishi Shah whose startup, Outcome Health, puts tablets and large-format touch screens into doctor’s waiting rooms and offices. The purpose of these devices range from allowing doctors to show medical products to patients, to providing a marketing platform for drug companies. In their Series […]

The 16 youngest tech billionaires on Fortune rich list
23Aug

The 16 youngest tech billionaires on Fortune rich list

Courtesy of Forbes – [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @AngelAuYeung. The 16 Youngest Tech 100 Bullionaires Under 40 Through social networks and shared economies – these  humans are changing the way we live and interact. Snap, Facebook, Uber, Wework, Atlassian, Outcome Health and A drone Business  Evan Spiegel – age 27, $3.2 billion Bobby […]

Fintech Spriggy raises $2.5m
22Aug

Fintech Spriggy raises $2.5m

Courtesy of Anthill http://ift.tt/2wtRG4h Australian fintech startup Spriggy, recently announced it’s closed a $2.5 million funding round. The funding will be used to help the pocket money startup, which already has over 35,000 users, expand its services and help more Aussie families teach their kids about earning, saving and responsible spending in an increasingly digital world. The funding […]

Upskilling Gabe planet by providing loans to educate and upskill students
21Aug

Upskilling Gabe planet by providing loans to educate and upskill students

Prodigy FinanceCameron Stevens, CEO Prodigy Finance.  Fintech – London Company – Prodigy Finance – who loans money to postgraduate students from developing and emerging market who are studying overseas.has raised $US240 million (£186 million) in debt and equity funding. Investors include London venture capital funds Index Ventures and Balderton Capital, as well as African fintech […]