Small businesses celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 2020

Oxford Hotel and Kinselas in Sydney, part of Universal Hotels

With Mardi Gras arriving in Sydney’s streets tomorrow, we wanted to take a look at how businesses are intertwining their brand with the LGBTQI+ campaign. Back even thirty years ago, businesses and big brands wouldn’t have engaged in what would have been considered a ‘controversial’ movement, but obviously now times have changed. We can see… Continue reading Small businesses celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 2020

Sydney named the best location in the Asia Pacific for startup ecosystem connectedness

Sydney is the number one location in the Asia Pacific for startup founders to connect and building strong relationships, the results of a global startup survey show.   [Related: “Huge coup for Sydney” –  $35m startup hub to host exclusive Microsoft accelerator program, The NSW Government is launching a $35 million innovation hub; the startup… Continue reading Sydney named the best location in the Asia Pacific for startup ecosystem connectedness

AI democratisation startup Daisee raises $8.8m; CEO talks ‘taking a leaf’ out of Google’s book

Daisee CEO Richard Kimber (Front row, second from left)

Artificial intelligence startup Daisee has raised $8.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Alium Capital. Speaking with Dynamic Business, co-founder and CEO Richard Kimber explained the investment would support Daisee’s efforts to ‘democratise’ AI and combat Australia’s ‘brain drain’. Launched in August 2017, Daisee leverages AI research from within Australia’s university ecosystem… Continue reading AI democratisation startup Daisee raises $8.8m; CEO talks ‘taking a leaf’ out of Google’s book

“I’m confident we’ll get there”: Checkbox’s CEO on his regtech startup’s Atlassian-sized plans

Checkbox founding team (L-R): James Han, Evan Wong (CEO) and Paul Wenck

Despite having only launched in January, last year, Checkbox has already amassed a small fortune of accolades. Notably, the Sydney-based regtech startup was named Regtech of the Year at the Australian FinTech Awards and Best SaaS Startup at StartCon in Sydney. In addition, CEO Evan Wong took out the Westpac Innovation Challenge and StartCon Pitch… Continue reading “I’m confident we’ll get there”: Checkbox’s CEO on his regtech startup’s Atlassian-sized plans