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Australian healthtech startup HealthMatch has raised $18m in a round led by venture capital fund Square Peg, with early backer Tempus Partners doubling down. New investors in the company include the family office of former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and Lucy Turnbull, former chair of listed Australian biotechnology company

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Thunderhead, a customer engagement and real-time journey orchestration platform has appointed Aarron Spinley as VP ANZ as it seeks to grow its footprint of customers in the region in response to what it says is growing demand. He joins during a purple patch for the business which has enjoyed robust

Board meeting

Technology incubator and network Stone & Chalk today announced it has added Janine Stewart and Richard Umbers to its board as non-executive directors. Stewart has held senior roles at CBA, Qantas and Newscorp while Umbers is the former CEO of Myer where he oversaw the company’s transition to ecommerce. Most

Data Republic, a company that attracted millions in funding from the likes of Qantas, NAB, Westpac and Singtel for its data marketplace platform has reset its strategy and will now offer enterprise software. The company sees more potential in facilitating accessibility and innovation than in data commercialisation, and wants to

Optimism is rising as new vaccines come online to tackle COVID-19 but now employers are faced with the challenge of ensuring a safe, legal, and successful transition to life beyond the lockdown. That means putting in place the workplace safety and compliance environments to ensure their business is not the

Cisco today announced Ben Dawson will be the company’s new Vice President for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Ken Boal who was promoted to Cisco’s regional software and services lead last week. Dawson returns to Australia after five years in th US, where he led Webscale Sales, managing Cisco’s global

Coat of Arms of Australia

Digital transformation is one of five “megatrends” reshaping the global COVID recovery, according to Australia’s trade and science agencies, which argue the country needs to “make scientific and technological leaps” to take advantage of them. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted huge human loss, disrupted global supply chains, and crippled Australia’s

Australia’s top scientists are using machine learning and camera sensor technologies to automatically identify items of rubbish in rivers, as part of an ongoing project to reduce the 67 million tonnes of waste Australia produces each year. By understanding where and when plastic waste enters rivers, the CSIRO hopes to

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Australia’s competition regulator is closely monitoring the US antitrust case against Google and will seek to reform Australian merger laws next year. Competition tsar Rod Sims also warned against privatising assets as part of a COVID recovery. In his annual address to the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section’s

A decade is a long time in business technology. Shiny new tech investments become ageing legacy liabilities and the gains they once provided have long since plateaued. That’s according to analysts from research firm Forrester, which are warning businesses need to reframe their technology strategies to be adaptive, resilient and