A little goes a long way: Why Atlassian is encouraging startups to pledge 1% of their equity to charity

Social impact and philanthropic gestures have long gone hand-in-hand with the world of startups, as billion-dollar companies and investors strive to put their wealth to good use. Bill and Melinda Gates’ foundation has all but eradicated polio, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne have donated millions to healthcare organisations, and Warren Buffett has … Read more

Farquhar, Jackson invest in anti-bias jobs startup

Scott Farquhar and Kim Jackson’s investment fund Skip Capital is backing another woman-led startup as part of a £1.5 million ($2.7 million) investment seed round in recruitment platform Applied. Applied removes information from job applications such as name, address, hobbies and education (both years and institution) which may introduce bias when reviewing candidates. “The name Kate is … Read more

Sydney startup Get secures $3.4 million in funding, but this 23-year-old founder is in it for more than money

Social payment platform Get has raised $3.4 million in funding as it prepares to expand internationally, however the raise is also about getting the right partners on board, according to founder Daniel Liang. The round was led by Vertex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Temasek Holdings, as well as Click Ventures. Founded in 2016, … Read more

A space for hospitable hospitality

Designers rub shoulders with tech start-up founders at the photocopier, while freelancers shoot the breeze with entrepreneurs in the communal kitchen. Co-working is now so accepted that in Melbourne’s Collingwood, the hospitality industry has its own co-working space, Worksmith. More than 800,000 people work in Australia’s food and beverage industry, with the vast majority using … Read more

SheStarts documentary pulls back the curtain on life inside an accelerator: Here’s what we learnt (part one)

A new mini-documentary is allowing viewers to peek behind the curtain at BlueChilli’s SheStarts accelerator, offering an insight into some of the masterclasses, workshops and emotional moments that go on behind the scenes. As the second cohort of startups graduate the program, SheStarts has released eight digestible seven- to nine-minute episodes through LinkedIn, offering snippets of inspiration … Read more