Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

An artificial intelligence (AI) receptionist that can reportedly handle up to one million phone calls at once has secured a US$500,000 ($749,720) investment from the p...

The startup journey of Gold Coast advisory WMS tracks a city’s 30-year transformation

The startup journey of Gold Coast advisory WMS tracks a city’s 30-year transformation

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Fable leans in to mushrooms over ‘plant-based’, strikes deals from Wagamama UK to Zeus Street Greek

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G’day Group boosts holiday park assets to $1.5b after buying Margaret River’s Taunton Farm

G’day Group boosts holiday park assets to $1.5b after buying Margaret River’s Taunton Farm

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Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

An artificial intelligence (AI) receptionist that can reportedly handle up to one million phone calls at once has secured a US$500,000 ($749,720) investment from the p...

Perth's 'OnlyFans for artists' MyPremo empowers musicians, attracts investment from Ice Cube

Perth's 'OnlyFans for artists' MyPremo empowers musicians, attracts investment from Ice Cube

“Maintain your ownership, maintain your creative freedom. You...

Fundo Loans founder launches US spin-off Savvy with first credit line secured for gamified fintech

Fundo Loans founder launches US spin-off Savvy with first credit line secured for gamified fintech

The founder of Sydney-based fintech Fundo Loans, whose gamifie...

Aussie-founded Cover Genius raises $119m in Series E round amid rapid growth for insurtech

Aussie-founded Cover Genius raises $119m in Series E round amid rapid growth for insurtech

Cover Genius, a US-based insurtech founded by former Australian tra...

Mergers and Acquisitions

Catalano’s ACM still keen on striking a Southern Cross deal as newspaper titles put on the table

Catalano’s ACM still keen on striking a Southern Cross deal as newspaper titles put on the table

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PetO snapping at heels of big dogs after scooping up forced divestments from Petstock

PetO snapping at heels of big dogs after scooping up forced divestments from Petstock

Sydney-based specialty pet-care retailer PetO has become the third ...

HMC Capital enters private credit market with $127.5m purchase of Payton Capital

HMC Capital enters private credit market with $127.5m purchase of Payton Capital

After more than a year of due diligence and amidst plans to lift it...

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PetO snapping at heels of big dogs after scooping up forced divestments from Petstock

PetO snapping at heels of big dogs after scooping up forced divestments from Petstock

Sydney-based specialty pet-care retailer PetO has become the third ...

Cettire comes out swinging against claims short sellers are amplifying ‘fake product’ allegations

Cettire comes out swinging against claims short sellers are amplifying ‘fake product’ allegations

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Out with the bathwater: Baby Bunting shares plunge amid sales slump

Out with the bathwater: Baby Bunting shares plunge amid sales slump

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Australian retail industry's peak bodies seal merger agreement for the ‘greater good’

Australian retail industry's peak bodies seal merger agreement for the ‘greater good’

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Opinion

Generous perks equals happy workers? Not always. Here’s what employees really want

Generous perks equals happy workers? Not always. Here’s what employees really want

Many Australian companies offer a range of benefits and perks to wo...

Businesses and directors could face huge penalties if they fail to disclose their climate impact

Businesses and directors could face huge penalties if they fail to disclose their climate impact

Large businesses will have to publicly disclose detailed informatio...

MediSecure data breach: why is health data so lucrative for hackers?

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Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

An artificial intelligence (AI) receptionist that can reported...

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Sydney-headquartered digital healthcare platform Updoc has broken f...

Great Wrap raises $5m as Opal Packaging locks in distribution deal for its compostable pallet wrap

Great Wrap raises $5m as Opal Packaging locks in distribution deal for its compostable pallet wrap

In tandem with a $5 million capital raise that has secured the supp...

Australian Ethical to acquire Australian Unity's Altius Asset Management for $5.5m

Australian Ethical to acquire Australian Unity's Altius Asset Management for $5.5m

Australian Ethical (ASX: AEF) is set to upsize its fixed income bus...

Property

G’day Group boosts holiday park assets to $1.5b after buying Margaret River’s Taunton Farm

G’day Group boosts holiday park assets to $1.5b after buying Margaret River’s Taunton Farm

Regional tourism company G’day Group has expanded its Discove...

Stockland stokes its ambitions for over-50s projects through partnership with US group Invesco

Stockland stokes its ambitions for over-50s projects through partnership with US group Invesco

Property group Stockland (ASX: SGP) is stoking ambitions to grow it...

Lendlease abandoning offshore markets to recycle $4.5b into Australian opportunities

Lendlease abandoning offshore markets to recycle $4.5b into Australian opportunities

Development and construction giant Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC) has t...

HMC Capital enters private credit market with $127.5m purchase of Payton Capital

HMC Capital enters private credit market with $127.5m purchase of Payton Capital

After more than a year of due diligence and amidst plans to lift it...

Leadership

Generous perks equals happy workers? Not always. Here’s what employees really want

Generous perks equals happy workers? Not always. Here’s what employees really want

Many Australian companies offer a range of benefits and perks to wo...

Bond University awards highest alumni recognition to esteemed lawyer Derek Cronin

Bond University awards highest alumni recognition to esteemed lawyer Derek Cronin

Bond University has recognised the achievements and community contr...

Businesses and directors could face huge penalties if they fail to disclose their climate impact

Businesses and directors could face huge penalties if they fail to disclose their climate impact

Large businesses will have to publicly disclose detailed informatio...

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Health

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Sydney-headquartered digital healthcare platform Updoc has broken f...

Medibank lifts customer cashbacks to a healthy $305m as claims growth eases

Medibank lifts customer cashbacks to a healthy $305m as claims growth eases

Health insurer Medibank Private (ASX: MPL) has upped its cashback p...

PharmAust suffers board exodus as chairman among a spate of shock departures

PharmAust suffers board exodus as chairman among a spate of shock departures

The surprise announcement by Dr Michael Thurn to resign as CEO of P...

Australian horse gut health pioneer Poseidon enters US market

Australian horse gut health pioneer Poseidon enters US market

From its origins as a husband and wife applying their pharmaceutica...

Technology

Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

Melbourne AI receptionist startup Phonely receives Y Combinator funding with record-breaking launch

An artificial intelligence (AI) receptionist that can reported...

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Sydney-headquartered digital healthcare platform Updoc has broken f...

PlaySide Studios strikes deal with Warner Bros to create Game of Thrones PC game

PlaySide Studios strikes deal with Warner Bros to create Game of Thrones PC game

Five months after announcing it signed a multi-game licence agreeme...

Enterprise roll-out "one of the biggest launches in Canva's history" as ARR hits $2.2b

Enterprise roll-out "one of the biggest launches in Canva's history" as ARR hits $2.2b

Sydney-headquartered graphic design and visualisation tool giant Ca...

Legal

IAG slapped with class action amid claims algorithms targeted loyal customers

IAG slapped with class action amid claims algorithms targeted loyal customers

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) has been slapped with a class ...

Former DanFX director sentenced to jail for fraud

Former DanFX director sentenced to jail for fraud

Daniel Farook Ali, the former director of unlicensed foreign e...

Bond University awards highest alumni recognition to esteemed lawyer Derek Cronin

Bond University awards highest alumni recognition to esteemed lawyer Derek Cronin

Bond University has recognised the achievements and community contr...

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Marketing

After several IPOs and acquisitions, Scaleup Mediafund is back in fresh $15m media-for-equity round

After several IPOs and acquisitions, Scaleup Mediafund is back in fresh $15m media-for-equity round

An Australian fund whose successful exit rate exceeds venture capit...

Owner of OPSM, Sunglass Hut and Oakley fined $1.5m for spamming

Owner of OPSM, Sunglass Hut and Oakley fined $1.5m for spamming

Luxottica, the eyewear retailer that owns the brands OPSM, Oak...

The Body Shop shouldn’t have failed when consumers want activism from their brands. What happened?

The Body Shop shouldn’t have failed when consumers want activism from their brands. What happened?

We are in an era of brand activism and conscious consumerism. More ...

Predictive intelligence marketing tech Prophet raises $5m in seed round backed by Catalano

Predictive intelligence marketing tech Prophet raises $5m in seed round backed by Catalano

In a move resembling the transformation of the investment world in ...

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