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Australian venture capital (VC) investment hit a new high of $1.29 billion in the 2018-2019 financial year, according to the KPMG quarterly global trends report. However this quarter saw a drop in VC investment in Q2 compared to Q1.  Between April and June this year the number of deals dropped

Digital leaders drive innovation, while the mob wants stability. In blunt terms, that’s the difference between how leaders and followers treat transformation, according to this year’s global Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Now in its 21st year, the survey is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The

KPMG Australia has acquired UX, web and mobile development consultancy, Love Agency, which specialises in building solutions for enterprise and government clients. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards. Simple. Fast. Easy. The 40-strong Love Agency team will join KPMG’s specialists in

Plexus, a leading technology provider to Australia’s legal sector, has raised $4.65 million from investors including some of the country’s most reputable technology leaders. The Series A Funding round was led by leading professional services firm KPMG with participation from Aconex co-founders, Rob Philpot and Leigh Jasper, and Message Media

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KPMG Australia has appointed Jarther Taylor as its new marketing director. Taylor was previously the CEO of customer experience agency Datarati. He has been working at KPMG in a consulting capacity since December last year. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards.

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Australia’s startup boards are predominantly recruited through the referral networks of founders and investors — most of whom are men. This lack of diversity and formal recruitment processes could be holding back emerging businesses, according to a new report from KPMG. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter On average,

The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey. In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages

The boys club is as entrenched as ever. Companies with all-female founders attracted less than three per cent of Australia’s venture funding last year. That compares to over 60 per cent for companies with all-male founders. What gives? On panels, in the media and inside accelerator programs, female founders are

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Australia’s US$1.15 billion alt-fi market including peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding grew 88 per cent in 2017, surpassing US$1 billion for the first time and consolidating its position to become the second largest market in Asia-Pacific, according to a comprehensive research of the online alternative finance market. The study, titled “Cultivating Growth:

Digital transformation is the top priority for Australian business leaders although many are still struggling with strategy and confusion remains over what exactly it entails, according to new research from KPMG. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The consultancy firm’s research group, KPMG Acuity, polled more than 220 c-suite