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...

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...

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

Accounting and business advisory firm WMS is among a rare breed of ...

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

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

If there is a lesson to be learned from Fable Food Co for the ventu...

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Apt.Residential in $1.5b build-to-rent partnership with Dutch pension fund PGGM

Apt.Residential in $1.5b build-to-rent partnership with Dutch pension fund PGGM

Sydney-based real estate investment manager Apt.Residential has tap...

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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More fintech capital raises unannounced than announced in 2023

More fintech capital raises unannounced than announced in 2023

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

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

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"Exceptional result" for realestate.com.au owner REA Group as buy listings surge

"Exceptional result" for realestate.com.au owner REA Group as buy listings surge

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Green hydrogen group Hysata backed by energy giant BP in monster $172m Series B

Green hydrogen group Hysata backed by energy giant BP in monster $172m Series B

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John Holland Group leads nation in construction project starts by value

John Holland Group leads nation in construction project starts by value

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KONE buys Gold Coast lift services company Orbitz Elevators

KONE buys Gold Coast lift services company Orbitz Elevators

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Perpetual to be a ‘leaner asset play’ after $2.2b sale of key divisions to KKR

Perpetual to be a ‘leaner asset play’ after $2.2b sale of key divisions to KKR

Australian investment group and asset manager Perpetual (ASX: PPT) ...

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’

After several years toying with the idea, Australia’s peak re...

ASX-listed Rectifier Technologies claims $25m debt from collapsed Tritium

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Black Hops Brewing poised for liquidation as sale of company's assets imminent

Black Hops Brewing poised for liquidation as sale of company's assets imminent

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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

Regional newspaper group Australian Community Media is still keen f...

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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Retail

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

Online luxury goods retailer Cettire (ASX: CTT) has alleged it is b...

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

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

Reports of consumers trading down and a stalled recovery have spook...

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’

After several years toying with the idea, Australia’s peak re...

 

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?

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

Sports-tech Catapult kicking new goals to drive revenue past US$100m

Sports-tech Catapult kicking new goals to drive revenue past US$100m

Melbourne-based sports technology company Catapult Group Internatio...

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...

Technology

Sports-tech Catapult kicking new goals to drive revenue past US$100m

Sports-tech Catapult kicking new goals to drive revenue past US$100m

Melbourne-based sports technology company Catapult Group Internatio...

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...

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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