Friday, July 1, 2022

Grow Finance announces new Head of Structured Finance & Payments

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Non-bank business lender, Grow Finance, announced the hire of Andrew Speers as Managing Partner, Structured Finance and Payments (ex-CBA General Manager of Working Capital). Mr. Speers’ has been appointed to the strategic leadership team. He will primarily be responsible for launching new client lending solutions, such as Asset Based Lending (ABL), which will enable SMEs to access cash flow ‘trapped’ in purchased inventory and credit terms. In particular, Mr. Speers’ focus will be on building out the Groups’ trade and invoice finance products.

Icon Agency wins Australasian Consultancy of the Year in 2021 SABRE Asia Pacific awards

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Integrated agency Icon has taken top honours in the 2021 SABRE Awards, winning the Australasian Consultancy of the Year for 2021 along with a host of category and craft awards.

Aussie startup Loopit expands global footprint, exporting its tech to the UK

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Loopit, has launched in the United Kingdom. The announcement marks Loopit’s second international location, and will see the company’s award-winning technology exported to the UK automotive sector to open new opportunities in the fast-growing car subscription space. Loopit’s cloud-based end-to-end software solution allows car dealerships, car brands and other companies to offer car subscriptions through a recurring revenue business model. 

Stax platform drives cloud innovation in preparation for global expansion

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Stax, a native AWS cloud management platform, has announced plans for global expansion, with sights set on expanding into New Zealand and South East Asia by Q1 2022.

TotallyAwesome launches inaugural programmatic solution for under 18’s

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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.

Seismic acquires Lessonly, adding training to its comprehensive sales and marketing enablement platform

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Seismic has announced its acquisition of Lessonly, the training, coaching, and enablement solution to deliver a powerful and comprehensive sales and marketing enablement platform.

New fitness tracker by UniSA keeps pace for Australian cricketers

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When you’re an elite athlete, every advantage counts. So, when you have access to the latest developments in sport performance, it’s an edge you can’t overlook. Now, a new fitness tracker developed by the University of South Australia is helping predict sports performance among Australian cricketers to elevate their performance to the next level.

Einsteinz Communications rehires Carlotta Vittora to its leadership team

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Einsteinz Communications marked its 21st anniversary by announcing the hire of Carlotta Vittori as Communications Director. Vittori, who is a ‘boomerang’ employee having worked with the firm for five years from 2013, will join the all-female leadership, working alongside Founder and Managing Director Pru Quinlan and Senior Communications Director Sue Ralston. Vittori will lead the strategic communications direction for several key Business-to-Business (B2B) and fin-tech customers, bringing a fresh perspective and insights, having managed the reputation of and led integrated communications strategies for high-profile finance, fin-tech and tech companies including Westpac, Insight Investment and Seagate Technology.

All G Foods secures investment from Woolworths Group’s VC fund, W23

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Australian alternative protein start up, All G foods, has secured a further multi-million injection of capital through Woolworths Group’s venture capital and growth fund, W23.

Public sector must remain diligent as cloud and ransomware intersect

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When a citizen interacts with a government agency, personal data is provided and stored. This bureaucratic procedure creates the situation where ransomware attacks are threatening the exposure of both internal government agency data as well as citizen information.