Healthtech Coviu lands $1.2 million grant to commercialise remote physio solution

Healthtech startup Coviu has secured $1.18 million in government grant funding to commercialise its remote physiotherapy technology, and free up hospital beds. The Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) grant has been issued to Coviu along with CSIRO’s Data 61, health clinic HFRC and the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia. … Read more

Young at heart: HR startup HumanForce raises $22.5 million after 17 years of bootstrapping

Gig economy-focused HR startup HumanForce has secured $22.5 million in funding, after 17 years of bootstrapping. Launched in 2002 by founder and managing director Bruce Mackenzie, the Sydney-based startup provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) workforce-management tool designed to help employers manage hours, rostering and payroll data. However, according to Mackenzie, what sets the startup apart from similar … Read more

Call a Business Angel : Practical Funding and Commercial Advice for Start-Ups, SMEs and Innovators (ebook)

Author: Eileen Doyle This book provides a commonsense approach to complex start-up and SME business issues. Many businesses fail not because of a poor idea but because of poor analysis and execution. In this practical guide, Dr Eileen Doyle provides proven insights and the quality basics of how to analyse ideas and turn them into … Read more

Bring on the competition, says founder of neobank Xinja, as second equity crowdfunding campaign smashes $500,000 in nine hours

Australian neobank Xinja has kicked off its second equity crowdfunding campaign, smashing its minimum subscription of $500,000 within just nine hours. Xinja’s first crowdfunding campaign in January last year — also the first campaign in Australia — raised $500,000 in 18 hours, and went on to raise a total of $2.4 million. Since then, the neobank has launched its prepaid … Read more

Grants of up to $2,100 for small business cybersecurity checks: Here’s how to apply

Small businesses will be able to apply for up to $2,100 in funding to help get their cybersecurity tested under a new government initiative announced today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $10 million will be committed to a new grant scheme, designed to address digital security shortcomings among small firms. Businesses … Read more