Australia’s original equity-based crowdfunding platform Venturecrowd has appointed Rob Nankivell CEO, while also adding John Ottaway as General Manager of Property. Tim Heasley, COO of Artesian Venture Partners, which powers VentureCrowd, said the appointments would bring significant industry experience to scale the company, reach a broader investor base and tap

Marketo’s results announced last week provide further evidence – if any was needed – of the robust health of the marketing technology sector. The company reported strong revenue growth and cut its losses further. CEO Phil Fernandez pointed to strong billings growth (up 48 per cent over last year) saying increased

The migration of internet usage from desktops to a plethora of new devices has ushered in a massive sea change in the relationship that brands have with customers, according to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. He was speaking today at the Adobe Symposium in Sydney to an audience of 1500 CMOs,

Bigcommerce has appointed Brent Bellm as Chief Executive Officer. He takes the role as the company moves to expand its product platform with enterprise-grade features designed to accelerate merchant growth. Current CEO and Bigcommerce co-founder Eddie Machaalani will remain with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board. Bellm was

Two reports came out last week. First, a Harvey Nash annual survey claimed that Australian companies today feel less equipped to deal with digital disruption than they did in 2014. Then Forrester published a paper saying 60 per cent of digital projects fail. I suspect the real figure is higher. I

Netsuite’s $200 million acquisition of marketing automation company Bronto will give it a new set of competitors in one of the tech sectors hottest growth markets. And those competitors have cause to be worried. While Bronto lacks the extensive range of marketing tech options that a complete suite from Adobe

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings told shareholders last week that the company regrets signing data cap agreements with Australian ISPs. Before Netflix was released in Australia, the US-based company signed unmetered usage deals with Australian internet service providers, including Optus and iiNet. These deals meant that the data used to watch

Alex Scandurra, the former Head of Strategic Partnerships and Barclays Accelerator Program at Barclays Bank PLC in London has been appointed as the CEO of Sydney’s fin tech hub, Stone & Chalk. Last month, Stone & Chalk announced the location of the physical hub, its foundation corporate partners and new

There are many in the business world who under estimate the impact of technological change, according to ANZ Bank CEO Mike Smith, however he says his organisation will not be one of them. According to the bank chief, “At ANZ I want us to fast track the change to a

Paul Dovas, Chief Executive Officer of the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA) is stepping down from his position of CEO, putting thus an end to 16 years within the organisation. Mr Dovas will pursue opportunities in digital media, a move he has been planning for some time. “Paul has