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This entrepreneur has fought Google for years. The endgame is near

Matt Berriman will finally get his day in court against Google if a judge rules in his favour, and says the US giant must justify the acts that killed Unlockd.

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  • Paul Smith

Yesterday

Aussie mates bank millions for Silicon Valley online shopping start-up

Three Aussies are making a splash in the San Francisco tech scene, banking funding from a raft of investors as they try to disrupt the online shopping world.

  • Paul Smith

Aussie start-up taking advertising into video games banks funding

In 16 months Livewire has signed up the likes of Uber Eats and Warner Music to its video game advertising tech services, it has banked VC backing to expand globally.

  • Paul Smith

This Month

Aussie crypto founder sees his $267m windfall disappear

Entrepreneur Michael Dunworth arrived back from holiday to discover the $267 million from the announced sale of his company Wyre had vanished.

  • Jessica Sier

Surf’s up: meet the start-up workers laid off in the tech wreck

Redundant but not despondent, six start-up employees who lost their jobs say they are enjoying life and have been inundated with offers.

  • Yolanda Redrup and Tess Bennett
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Female VC leaders appointed as investments fall alarmingly

Main Sequence Ventures and OneVentures have appointed new female partners, but data shows two Aussie funds have backed no female-led start-up in four years.

  • Yolanda Redrup

Sowing her wild oats: how Sarah Qian created a yummy vegan cheese

Sarah Qian was a chemical engineer in search of a mission. Then she decided to make a vegan cheese by traditional methods – enter Compassion Creamery.

  • Julie Hare

Canva launches direct assault on Microsoft, Google

The design software company has shrugged off its recent valuation plunge, unveiling a major product expansion that puts it in direct competition with global giants.

  • Jessica Sier

Aussie search start-up acquired by French unicorn Algolia

A Twitter post from the co-founder of local start-up Search.io was the final push needed for French unicorn Algolia to make him a nine-figure buyout offer.

  • Yolanda Redrup

Aussie EV start-up scraps IPO plans as Japanese giant invests

Suzuki’s undisclosed investment in Applied EV could lead to Suzuki build cars using the start-up’s platform, co-founder says.

  • John Davidson

How this Aussie start-up stands to win from Europe’s energy crisis

A looming energy crisis in Europe is providing unexpected opportunity for Aussie agtech start-up Lleaf, which has closed an internationally backed funding round.

  • Yolanda Redrup

What tech wreck? This start-up is already rehiring

Two months after laying off half its employees, HealthMatch has closed a funding round, which will allow it to rehire some people and pursue US growth.

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  • Paul Smith

Female tech entrepreneurs eye Indian investment

A handful of Australian female technology entrepreneurs will have a chance to woo Indian investors as part of a program to strengthen ties between the two nations.

  • Tess Bennett

Adamantem seeking to raise about $350m for ESG fund

Adamantem Capital is seeking to raise $350 million for a new fund to invest in a sector that co-founder Rob Koczkar says is overlooked by most PE players because of its uncertainty.

  • Jemima Whyte

Tide turns against neobanks as corporate VCs look elsewhere

Corporate venture capital funds are looking to capitalise on the downturn in the private capital market, but it’s unlikely funding will flow to any neobanks.

  • Yolanda Redrup
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How an Aussie entrepreneur turned leak-proof undies into $140m in cash

Kristy Chong’s Modibodi was bought by a Swedish conglomerate for $140m, after she built an online retail firm that bypassed traditionally male gatekeepers.

  • Adir Shiffman

Meet the vegan creating lamb using no animal byproducts

Magic Valley CEO Paul Bevan is creating products for environmentally conscious meat-eaters, but as a vegan, he has no plans to eat his own products.

  • Yolanda Redrup

August

Stop importing people for low-paid jobs: tech industry

The Tech Council of Australia will press for changes to immigration quotas that favour high-skilled migrants over workers filing jobs Australians β€œdon’t want”.

  • John Davidson

Sydney cyber start-up Devicie lands $14m from US VC giant

Devicie, a local software start-up that helps companies secure their workers’ laptops, has landed $14 million in funding from New York-based VC Insight Partners.

  • Tess Bennett

ASIC investigating Metigy, suspected of insolvent trading

The luxury homes of Metigy CEO David Fairfull are being pursued by administrators and the company’s largest creditor, Regal Funds Management.

  • Yolanda Redrup