Internet of Things startup Thinxtra receives $10 million investment to change the way we use data

Internet of things startup Thinxtra has raised $10 million from a government investment body, which will be used to extend the reach of its pioneering IoT network to 95% of Australia’s consumers with hopes of driving efficiency in the eHealth, smart cities, agriculture and consumer sectors. The funding comes from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), … Read more

“I’D LIKE FOR US TO BECOME PART OF POP CULTURE”, SAYS THE CO-FOUNDER OF 3D TECH STARTUP MPORT

For the uninitiated, the term ‘3D body-mapping’ might conjure up images of futuristic cartographers (which, to be fair, isn’t entirely off the mark). It’s the technology which has helped Sydney-based startup mPort land a reported $80m deal with America’s largest gym chain LA Fitness, secure $12 million in funding from high-net-worth Australian investors and onboard … Read more

Australia’s city/country divide is not as wide as you may think

Many people assume Australia’s regions are getting a raw deal compared to the big cities. But beneath the oft-told “tale of two Australias” is a more nuanced story. New research released today by the Grattan Institute shows that income growth and unemployment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions both have pockets … Read more

BANKS ARE ‘MISSING A BEAT’ WITH MILLENNIALS, SAYS CO-FOUNDER OF FINTECH STARTUP FINCH

Having recently graduated from leading US fintech program, Envestnet Yodlee Incubator, Melbourne-based start-up Finch has today launched its first offering to the Australian market – a social payment app that gives millennials a clearer picture of their spending habits. Shahirah Gardner, who co-founded Finch with her husband Toby Gardner and their friend Eric Kuhn in … Read more

GovHack Queensland 2017!

GovHack is back in 2017 and, as usual, it’s all about encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity with government for great outcomes, and building upon the social and economic value of Open Data published by government. In 2017, the GovHack weekend starts at 6pm Friday 28 July 2017 and competition closes at 5pm … Read more