Zonos, the global technology firm for cross-border commerce, announced that they have appointed Tyson Hackwood as General Manager for APAC. Tyson Hackwood joins Zonos with a scope to scale the APAC business as demand for their cross-border tech continues to grow.
Mimecast Limited (Mimecast), an email and collaboration security company, hosted its Channel Partner Awards ceremony in Sydney last night. Presented at Hyatt Regency Hotel, these awards acknowledge partner performance across four categories from ANZ.
Australian DeFi startup tiiik (Tiiik Pty Ltd) has succesfully closed its first Seed Round for $5.2 million with global heavyweight investors leading the raise. Tiiik is the brainchild of experienced fintech leaders Erez Rachamim, Bernardo Bilotta and Daniel Li who founded tiiik following their time at Zip Co, Equitise, and Readiitel.
Resource and energy employers can now effectively measure and benchmark their workforce mental health initiatives against best practice thanks to the latest solutions released by the industry’s peak representative group on World Mental Health Day. AREEA’s Mental Health Maturity Assessment Tool provides employers with a platform for assessing their mental health actions and initiatives against industry best practice.
The first electric vehicle research facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere will be established at RMIT University in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Supporting the Electrification of Victoria’s Future Fleet is a major project bringing government, university and industry partners together around the expertise and infrastructure needed to support widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Victoria.
TotallyAwesome, Australia’s digital media network for GenZ and families, has launched TotallyAwesome Programmatic Playground, a digital platform that allows APAC advertisers to engage with under 18’s in brand safe environments at scale using programmatic technology. Despite U18’s and teens increasingly controlling most household purchasing decisions around holidays, cars, beauty, auto and tech, marketers have been unable to target them in a brand safe, contextual environment. TotallyAwesome Programmatic Playground solves this issue.
Aussie consumers say their tolerance for poor business communication has decreased since the pandemic and are willing to blacklist businesses who don’t cater to their preferences, according to a study by Podium, the communications and payments platform for businesses.
Curiious announced the launch of its ‘plug and play’ version of its award-winning metaverse platform, enabling enterprise to engage audiences in the metaverse within hours of purchase. Curiious’ metaverse platform enables brands to host a fully-immersive, 3D online world within hours, rather than the months of building when a brand commits to a bespoke platform.
Australian businesses have ambitious plans for international expansion, as new data from Airwallex reveals over two thirds of small-to-medium businesses (69%) plan to be operating outside Australia by 2027. Airwallex’s inaugural Australian Business Growth Index found 34% of businesses have operations overseas, but this is projected to double in the next five years.
Low-income borrowers may still struggle to qualify for finance if using a two per cent deposit housing affordability scheme. The incoming Labor Government’s proposed Help To Buy scheme aims to provide an equity contribution of up to forty per cent for eligible low to middle-income homebuyers, with only a two per cent deposit saving seemingly required.