Waddle co-founder Leigh Dunsford targets Gen Z wealth creation with his latest venture Nine25

Waddle co-founder Leigh Dunsford targets Gen Z wealth creation with his latest venture Nine25

Leigh Dunsford, a fintech entrepreneur who co-founded Waddle and later exited to Xero for $80 million, is just a month away from launching his latest venture, a money app k...

Australia's top home builders revealed

Australia's top home builders revealed

Melbourne-based Metricon has kept its status as Australia's lar...

Hospitality platforms Mr Yum and me&u merging to become a new global giant

Hospitality platforms Mr Yum and me&u merging to become a new global giant

Australian tech scale-ups me&u and Mr Yum are merging to create...

Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply

Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply

As Australia’s housing affordability crisis worsens, governme...

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Nature's Way owner picks up protein ball brand Bounce from administration

Nature's Way owner picks up protein ball brand Bounce from administration

A well-known Australian protein ball brand may well bounce bac...

ASIC takes eToro to court over high-risk CFDs

ASIC takes eToro to court over high-risk CFDs

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has tak...

Bardee tightens the belt to make its food waste revolution profitable

Bardee tightens the belt to make its food waste revolution profitable

An innovative Melbourne-based startup that turns food waste into in...

Brisbane shines as Sydney and Melbourne office markets faces challenges

Brisbane shines as Sydney and Melbourne office markets faces challenges

Sydney and Melbourne have emerged as the laggards of the national o...

EV startup microFleet gets funding boost to drive its universal charging technology

EV startup microFleet gets funding boost to drive its universal charging technology

Melbourne-based electric vehicle (EV) technology startup microFleet...

Navi raises $2.4m to develop precision med-tech for treating critically ill babies

Navi raises $2.4m to develop precision med-tech for treating critically ill babies

Melbourne-based startup Navi Medical Technologies has successfully ...

The government ban that led to a $450m payday for Bondi Sands founders

The government ban that led to a $450m payday for Bondi Sands founders

A decision by the Victorian Government to introduce restrictions on...

Delta Building Automation found guilty of rigging attempt for National Gallery tender

Delta Building Automation found guilty of rigging attempt for National Gallery tender

The Federal Court has found that Canberra-based Delta Building Auto...

CSIRO, Tech Council identify Australia's leading digital clusters

CSIRO, Tech Council identify Australia's leading digital clusters

While remote work has gone hand in hand with the acceleration of di...

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Entrepreneurship

Homes by CMA founder Chris Baptista builds legacy as Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Homes by CMA founder Chris Baptista builds legacy as Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year

As numerous major construction companies buckle under the weight of rising costs of labour and materials, Homes by CMA founder Chris Baptista has defied the indus...

Sydney proptech Archistar gets picked up for pilot program in Texas

Sydney proptech Archistar gets picked up for pilot program in Texas

A Sydney-based technology platform that uses artificial intelligenc...

Young Entrepreneur Awards to celebrate Brisbane's rising stars tonight

Young Entrepreneur Awards to celebrate Brisbane's rising stars tonight

There is a tangible buzz in the Queensland capital at the moment an...

Melbourne’s Tikpay raises $1.6m in seed round to revolutionise transport ticketing

Melbourne’s Tikpay raises $1.6m in seed round to revolutionise transport ticketing

Melbourne-based fintech Tikpay has raised $1.6 million in a pre-see...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Costa board accepts $1.4b takeover offer from Paine Schwartz, Driscoll’s and BCI

Costa board accepts $1.4b takeover offer from Paine Schwartz, Driscoll’s and BCI

One of Australia’s largest fruit and vegetable producers, Cos...

Hospitality platforms Mr Yum and me&u merging to become a new global giant

Hospitality platforms Mr Yum and me&u merging to become a new global giant

Australian tech scale-ups me&u and Mr Yum are merging to create...

Fujitsu widens its advisory net after snaring Canberra’s MF & Associates

Fujitsu widens its advisory net after snaring Canberra’s MF & Associates

Canberra-based digital transformation (DX) consultancy MF & Ass...

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Retail

Wing teams up with DoorDash and QIC to expand drone delivery services in south-east Queensland

Wing teams up with DoorDash and QIC to expand drone delivery services in south-east Queensland

Drone delivery services group Wing has expanded its footprint in so...

Myer sales start feeling the heat after retailer finishes FY23 with its best result since 2005

Myer sales start feeling the heat after retailer finishes FY23 with its best result since 2005

Year-on-year sales have dipped in the first six weeks of FY24 for d...

Double-digit growth for Guzman y Gomez as sales hit $759m

Double-digit growth for Guzman y Gomez as sales hit $759m

Australian Mexican food chain Guzman y Gomez (GYG) has reported a 3...

Melbourne skincare brand Baresop reaches deal with Blooms The Chemist

Melbourne skincare brand Baresop reaches deal with Blooms The Chemist

Baresop has reached a deal to range its products with community pha...

 

Opinion

Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply

Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply

As Australia’s housing affordability crisis worsens, governme...

Under ‘open skies’, the market, not the minister, would decide how often airlines could fly

Under ‘open skies’, the market, not the minister, would decide how often airlines could fly

The big question is why such decisions are even up to the minister,...

Australia’s not likely to catch a cold, just a sniffle from China’s economic downturn

Australia’s not likely to catch a cold, just a sniffle from China’s economic downturn

There are few more reliable narratives in the business and financia...

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CAPITAL RAISING & FINANCE

Sustainable tourism startup Wander seeks up to $5m from crowdfunding campaign

Sustainable tourism startup Wander seeks up to $5m from crowdfunding campaign

Wander, an innovative hotel chain startup with an eye on susta...

Cyclion in $1.5m crowdfunding campaign to convert soft plastic waste into energy

Cyclion in $1.5m crowdfunding campaign to convert soft plastic waste into energy

Brisbane-based climate-tech startup Cyclion is undertaking a $1.5 m...

Melbourne’s Tikpay raises $1.6m in seed round to revolutionise transport ticketing

Melbourne’s Tikpay raises $1.6m in seed round to revolutionise transport ticketing

Melbourne-based fintech Tikpay has raised $1.6 million in a pre-see...

Global fund takes stake in Recce as synthetic antibiotic developer raises $11m

Global fund takes stake in Recce as synthetic antibiotic developer raises $11m

Recce Pharmaceuticals (ASX: RCE), a company developing a new class ...

Leadership

More females on ASX300 boards, but study finds leadership roles still lagging

More females on ASX300 boards, but study finds leadership roles still lagging

Female representation on the boards of ASX300 companies has risen o...

Joyce reads the room and retires early

Joyce reads the room and retires early

After a whirlwind of negative press in recent weeks, Qantas Airways...

Clean energy entrepreneur Turner joins Coraggio as advisory board chair

Clean energy entrepreneur Turner joins Coraggio as advisory board chair

Zen Energy founder Richard Turner has been appointed as a new advis...

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Property

Australia's top home builders revealed

Australia's top home builders revealed

Melbourne-based Metricon has kept its status as Australia's lar...

Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply

Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply

As Australia’s housing affordability crisis worsens, governme...

Nostra completes first ex-Porter Davis townhouses

Nostra completes first ex-Porter Davis townhouses

One of the first developers to pick up the slack from the collapse ...

Construction starts on HESTA-backed BTR project by Super Housing Partnerships in Melbourne

Construction starts on HESTA-backed BTR project by Super Housing Partnerships in Melbourne

Super Housing Partnerships, a Victorian-based specialist housing fu...

Health

Healthia board agrees to $252m buyout from Pacific Equity Partners

Healthia board agrees to $252m buyout from Pacific Equity Partners

The board of Brisbane-based allied health company Healthia (ASX: HL...

Biotech Opthea eyes $80m raise to back retinal disease therapy trials

Biotech Opthea eyes $80m raise to back retinal disease therapy trials

Melbourne-headquartered biotech company Opthea (ASX: OPT) has kicke...

Medcan Australia boosts cannabis flower production with new $12m vertical farming facility

Medcan Australia boosts cannabis flower production with new $12m vertical farming facility

Medcan Australia, a fully integrated producer of medicinal cannabis...

Vitamin delivery startup Vitable raises $7.5m and plans crowdfunded supplement

Vitamin delivery startup Vitable raises $7.5m and plans crowdfunded supplement

One of Australia's fastest-growing online vitamin brands Vitabl...

Technology

Virtual influencers: meet the AI-generated figures posing as your new online friends

Virtual influencers: meet the AI-generated figures posing as your new online friends

The future of influence is here: a digital avatar that captivates m...

EnergyLab launches inaugural Climate Tech Charge program

EnergyLab launches inaugural Climate Tech Charge program

Whether it's an upcycler utilising industrial tailings and...

Founder-led Audinate completes $50m raise to bolster AV media tech Dante

Founder-led Audinate completes $50m raise to bolster AV media tech Dante

Sydney-based technology company Audinate (ASX: AD8) has taken advan...

How Amazon One used generative AI to enable payments with your palm

How Amazon One used generative AI to enable payments with your palm

Global tech giant Amazon has announced a new breakthrough in conven...

Legal

Grant Thornton picks up the baton to sell Nourish Foods

Grant Thornton picks up the baton to sell Nourish Foods

As a family-owned company on a mission to replace overprocessed chi...

High Court upholds ruling that Qantas illegally outsourced 1,700 ground-handler jobs

High Court upholds ruling that Qantas illegally outsourced 1,700 ground-handler jobs

The outsourcing of 1,700 ground handler jobs by Qantas Airways (ASX...

Perth home builder BGC may face class action over construction delays

Perth home builder BGC may face class action over construction delays

Fremantle law firm Morgan Alteruthemeyer Legal Group expects u...

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