Friday, July 1, 2022

Australia Post lends a hand of support to 356 Aussie community groups

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Australia Post announced grants of up to $1,000 each to support 356 community groups, celebrating local community connections. The community groups will share $350,000 for projects like community gardens, arts and crafts workshops, and volunteer training, after being nominated by their local postie, Post Office worker or Australia Post team member. 

Gallagher Basset appoints Pete Diskin as its new Chief Client Officer

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Gallagher Bassett Australia has appointed Pete Diskin as Chief Client Officer to lead growth and retention strategies for its Australian business across all product lines and markets. Diskin relocates from the UK, where he has been the Chief Client Officer since 2018, following 17 years with Gallagher Bassett (GB) in Australia in operational, sales and leadership roles.

Aussies walk away from brands that don’t protect them from cyber threats

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It takes years to build a brand, but the loss of trust or reputation can happen overnight, and a cyber attack can cause a loss of trust. Leading email security and cyber resilience company Mimecast, has launched its inaugural Brand Trust Report, showing the impact of cyber attacks on consumer trust and how it is playing out for brands across the fiercely competitive digital economy.

Compono appoints Trent Innes as CEO to lead next phase of growth

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Talent optimisation software firm Compono has appointed Trent Innes as the company’s new CEO commencing 2nd May. Innes, who was the Managing Director of Xero Australia and Asia, will spearhead Compono’s next stage of growth into new markets and help the evolving needs of employers as they deal with severe talent shortages and a more remote workforce.

Aussie positivity towards tech for work halved in year two of the pandemic

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New research from Infosys, a global player in next-generation digital services and consulting, has found that two years of pandemic-induced reliance on technology for work has altered our relationship with digital apps and services. When asked what they’d like to see the back of respondents stated they were tired of “Zoom video calls” and “being contactable 24/7”.

Top 6 trends you should be aware of when buying property in 2022

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Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, upsize your current home or buy an investment property, 2022 is set to be a volatile year for property buyers. Coming off the back of two years of pandemic uncertainty, the FOMO (fear of missing out) trend of 2020 and 2021 that saw prices soar has started to decline.

Major investment charges Victoria’s electric vehicle transition at RMIT

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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. 

DeFi startup tiiik secures first Seed Round funding of $5.2 million

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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. 

Sportstech Pre-Accelerator program invites new round of entrepreneurs

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Australia’s newest entrepreneurs with a passion for sports technology will be able to tap into a rich ecosystem of world-class knowledge, mentors, and industry connections with Australia’s preeminent ‘Business of Sport’ Pre-Accelerator program opening its doors for 2022. Sportstech start-up entrepreneurs and founders who have a technology-based idea and consider establishing a business developing a Minimal Viable Product – are invited to apply for the popular 10-week program. 

Chainalysis raises new funding to double its valuation to $8.6 billion

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Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced a $170 million Series F financing led by GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, bringing its valuation to $8.6 billion. Previous investors Accel, Blackstone, Dragoneer, and FundersClub increased their investment in the company, and the Bank of New York Mellon and Emergence Capital also participated.