Category Archives: Data Back


Michael Burton’s love affair with beer started when his wife Brooke put him onto the ‘good stuff’. Since then, the Wollongong duo have made it their mission to protect the bottom lines – and reputations – of local and international brewers. Their technology startup, Binary Beer, has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables breweries to not … Read more

Here’s how Dropbox founder Drew Houston grew his company from a two-person startup to a billion-dollar enterprise

Drew Houston is on top of the world. His company, Dropbox, is a sprawling enterprise with more than a thousand employees. The cloud storage giant now provides services to more than 500 million people and generates a billion dollars in annual revenue. Better yet for Houston, it could soon go public. Earlier this month, Dropbox quietly … Read more

Blockchain marketplace startup CanYa raises $12 million in Australia’s second-largest initial coin offering

Blockchain-based services marketplace CanYa has completed Australia’s second-largest initial coin offering (ICO), raising $12 million in cryptocurrency Ethereum over a 30-day period via a crowdsale of its CAN tokens. During that period, the 2015-founded startup also completed the acquisition of a majority stake in online bug bounty platform BountySource for an undisclosed amount, taking the platform’s 46,000 … Read more

Startup Muster’s 2017 report highlights growth in an ecosystem that is focused on global talent

The fourth annual snapshot of Australia’s startup ecosystem has been released, painting a picture of a thriving scene which relies heavily on global talent, with some in the ecosystem saying the volume of international workers in the space shows how concerning changes to 457 visas could be. Startup Muster’s 2017 report surveyed 2,214 respondents in the … Read more

IntelliHR raises $4 million in pre-IPO funding to take its people management software global

After raising $4 million in a pre-initial public offering capital raise, Robert Bromage — managing director of data-driven people management software company intelliHR — says the next step is “telling the world we exist”. IntelliHR, which launched in 2013, was founded by Bromage in an effort to bring data analytics and collection to the world of HR, … Read more

Disruptive technologies : understand, evaluate, respond (book)

Author: Paul Armstrong Disruptive Technologies outlines the steps businesses can take to engage with emerging technologies today in order to serve the consumer of tomorrow. This book offers the knowledge and tools to engage confidently with emerging technologies for better business. This highly practical book offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain … Read more

Monetizing your data : a guide to turning data into profit driving strategies and solutions (book)

Authors: Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang Organizations are swamped with data—collected from web traffic, point of sale systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and more, but what to do with it? This book provides a framework and path for business managers to convert ever-increasing volumes of data into revenue generating actions through three disciplines: decision architecture, … Read more