Meet the top players on the All Technology Index

Meet the top players on the All Technology Index

Today the S&P/ASX All Technology Index (All Tech Index) goes live, giving investors another vehicle to get in on some of Australia's (and the world's) bourgeoning tech companies. Created in partnership between the Australian Stock Exchange and S&P Dow Jones, the All Tech Index is intended to enhance the profile of listed te...

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How Roots' ag-tech solution could help alleviate malnutrition

How Roots' ag-tech solution could help alleviate malnutrition

There is little doubt that fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall are having a negative impact on crop growth. That stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications that are getting worse day by day. To put this into perspective, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) one in nine...

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GetSwift takes majority stake in Serbian ICT firm for $9.1m

GetSwift takes majority stake in Serbian ICT firm for $9.1m

A pending class action has failed to push software company GetSwift (ASX: GSW) off the acquisition path as it seeks to cement its footprint in the European market. The company has purchased a majority stake in Serbia-based information and communications technology (ICT) firm Logo d.o.o. for 5.5 million euros (AUD$9.1 million),. GetSwi...

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Defence contractor to acquire US satellite communications business for $10 million

Defence contractor to acquire US satellite communications business for $10 million

Canberra-based defence contractor Electro Optic Systems Holdings (ASX: EOS) will acquire US satellite communications systems business Audacy Corporation for $10 million. The acquisition will allow the company to build a network of satellites capable of end-to-end communications and data transfer services to government and commercial custo...

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Fashion brand LSKD partners with Google drone delivery service Wing

Fashion brand LSKD partners with Google drone delivery service Wing

In what is a first for Queensland, Australian lifestyle fashion brand LSKD has officially partnered with Google's drone delivery service Wing. From today, customers in Logan, Queensland, can receive orders from LSKD in as little as ten minutes via drone. LSKD is following in the footsteps of retailers like The Iconic and Drummond ...

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2020s Predictions: How new tech and demands will shape the decade

2020s Predictions: How new tech and demands will shape the decade

At the beginning of 2010 we arguably had no real blueprint to understand the dramatic social, economic and psychological impact that would result from the global population being tethered to the Internet 24/7. Apple's pioneering of smartphones was undoubtedly the driving force behind most of the changes over the last decade; constant c...

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Neobank Volt one step closer to IPO after $70m equity funding round

Neobank Volt one step closer to IPO after $70m equity funding round

'Neobank' Volt is inching closer to its planned IPO following an oversubscribed $70 million Series C equity funding round. The Series C, which was oversubscribed by $10 million beyond its original target of $60 million, lifts the bank's total funding to $100 million in equity. Volt now intends to launch a Series D equity f...

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'LinkedIn for music' Jaxsta hits play on groundbreaking deal

'LinkedIn for music' Jaxsta hits play on groundbreaking deal

The volume has been turned up a few decibels for music-tech start up Jaxsta (ASX: JXT) after signing a commercial deal with Australian music royalties association APRA AMCOS. The milestone is the first revenue-generating commercial deal for the company's Jaxtsa Pro platform - a comprehensive music credits site where industry...

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Pegasus secures $28 million investment from US firm Accel-KKR

Pegasus secures $28 million investment from US firm Accel-KKR

Newcastle-based safety and competency tech company Pegasus has secured a $28 million capital injection from Silicon Valley investment firm Accel-KKR. The Australian company, which offers competency management, training, and site safety services for a variety of industries intends to deploy the funds to expand rapidly in the UK, Europe, an...

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Girl Geek Academy launches in Samoa

Girl Geek Academy launches in Samoa

Melbourne-based Girl Geek Academy has launched in Samoa, further extending its mission to inspire women to develop skills in technology. The launch in Samoa is the first Pacific program for the Australian educators and saw nearly 50 women and girls learn how to code. Dubbed #MissMakesCode, the Samoa program was piloted free of charge ...

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Zip records strongest quarter to date

Zip records strongest quarter to date

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) platform Zip Co (ASX: Z1P) has capped off its strongest quarter to date in Q2 FY20, with record transaction volumes and an influx of new customers. The listed fintech recorded transaction volumes of more than $200 million in a single month for the first time during the December quarter. Zip was certainly given...

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Blackbook.ai and IRIQ Law build AI legal advisor

Blackbook.ai and IRIQ Law build AI legal advisor

Like seeing the dentist, booking an appointment with a doctor, or finding time to get your computer fixed, hiring a lawyer is often pushed into the Too Hard Basket. Complicated legalese, the looming bills, and the simple fact of time often intimidate many into simply moving on with life despite there being a good chance that a lawyer coul...

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Sprintlaw races ahead with $1.2 million capital raise for legal tech

Sprintlaw races ahead with $1.2 million capital raise for legal tech

What began as a bootstrapped project to transform legal services through automation has now successfully raised $1.2 million to fund further innovation. Founded in Sydney by Alex Solo (pictured left) and Tomoyuki Hachigo (pictured right) in 2017, online-based Sprintlaw has developed more than 100 custom-built intelligent bots to automate ...

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Could this Australian-designed flying car be the future of urban transport?

Could this Australian-designed flying car be the future of urban transport?

If you grew up watching the Jetsons you're probably quite disappointed we are still not zooming around the skies just to get to the supermarket. The promise of flying cars is one of those undeniable markers of a utopian future; one without car lanes and traffic jams. A new Australian project appears to be one step closer to making...

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Federal Government to crack down on tech giants

Federal Government to crack down on tech giants

A $27 million investment into the ACCC and a brand new code of conduct are part of the Federal Government's raft of reforms intended to crack down on unregulated American tech giants. The reforms come in response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry, which slammed tech heavyweigh...

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Cybersecurity warriors bag $70m from US investors

Cybersecurity warriors bag $70m from US investors

Major US investors have poured $70 million into Sydney-based cybersecurity company Secure Code Warrior as part of a Series B funding round. The raise was led by US juggernauts Goldman Sachs, ForgePoint Capital, and Cisco, with additional capital injected by existing investors Sydney-based AirTree Ventures and US-based Paladin Capital Grou...

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Gilmour Space Technologies signs deal with Australian Space Agency

Gilmour Space Technologies signs deal with Australian Space Agency

Within three months of the Federal Government announcing it would put $150 million towards NASA's "Moon to Mars" program, Gold Coast-based Gilmour Space Technology has reached a major deal with the Australian Space Agency. Gilmour, which has developed its own 'One Vision' suborbital rocket to deliver satell...

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Nitro Software blasts onto the ASX

Nitro Software blasts onto the ASX

Document management software developer Nitro has landed on the ASX today following a $110 million IPO. The company, which owns PDF productivity and eSignature tool Nitro Productivity Suite, will list under the ticker NTO. At the IPO listing price Nitro Software (ASX: NTO) has a market capitalisation of $324.9 million and an enterprise...

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MoneyMe launch virtual credit account ahead of listing

MoneyMe launch virtual credit account ahead of listing

Fintech MoneyMe will list on the ASX tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped the company from making one last announcement as a private company. The group has launched a product called Freestyle, a virtual credit account, which MoneyMe hopes will replace the need for a physical credit card. Freestyle allows users to use their smartphone...

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Afterpay reports record sales, bringing in $1 billion during November

Afterpay reports record sales, bringing in $1 billion during November

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) provider Afterpay (ASX: APT) has finally hit the $1 billion mark, signifying the platform's strongest month of sales since its inception. The $1 billion of monthly underlying sales was buoyed by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, which Afterpay says were record trading days for the company. The recor...

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