Tuesday, August 16, 2022

ClearSale issues its survey report on consumer attitudes on e-commerce

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E-commerce fraud protection firm, ClearSale released its annual report on trends in Australian and global online consumer attitudes and behaviours. The report shows changes COVID has made to Australian and global ecommerce. It also offers insights on improving customer experience, fraud control processes, and building long-term customer relationships. The State of Consumer Attitudes on Ecommerce, Fraud & CX 2021 report analyses insights collected from more than 1,000 online shoppers each in Australia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, based on their ecommerce experiences from March 2020 to March 2021. ClearSale conducted the survey with the help of Dynata™ data and insights platform. 

Peregrine Corporation to allow crypto payments to its retail customers

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Peregrine Corporation, a private company group owned by the Shahin family, will work with Crypto.com to enable its clients to pay with crypto across all its retail operations in Australia. DataMesh Group, a tech and payments firm, is enabling this partnership via Crypto.com as a payment acceptance type across Peregrine Corporation’s in-store point of sale terminals. 

Why Australia’s supply chain industry urgently needs digitisation

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Many hoped by this point in time we’d laugh about the infamous toilet paper shortage in early 2020. However, Australia’s still experiencing the ramifications of supply chain disruptions. Although we’re seeing stock levels return to normal, the rising price tag attached to basic goods such as groceries and fuel is evidence of ongoing challenges within the supply chain.

Puppet’s DevOps Salary Report finds APAC lags in high DevOps salaries

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Puppet, a standard for infrastructure automation, revealed the findings of its 2021 DevOps Salary Report. Puppet surveyed over 2,600 tech experts globally and found that while there was significant growth in DevOps salaries, APAC lags behind in the highest salary brackets. 

Kate Cornick CEO of Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic wins global award

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LaunchVic’s CEO Dr Kate Cornick was awarded the Global Policy Champion award at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Riyadh. The GEN Compass Awards’ Policy Champion is given to a member of the Policy community who has made the most significant contribution to removing barriers to entrepreneurship through changes to regulations.

FoodByUs hires John Petty for new People & Talent Manager role

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FoodByUs, an online hospitality marketplace that connects restaurants, cafes, and caterers with thousands of wholesale food and alcohol suppliers, appointed John Petty to the newly created role of people & talent manager. John will play an integral role in the growth and development of the FoodByUs team which has grown by 40% in the past twelve months. John joins from hospitality entertainment business, FunLab, whose list of venues include Strike Bowling Bar, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Holey Moley Golf Club, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq and B. Lucky & Sons, where he was part of the people & culture team as their national talent manager.

Clearco appoints Alicia Ho as its first Australian Marketing Manager

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Clearco, the global e-commerce investor and the company revolutionising the way founders grow their businesses, has appointed Alicia Ho as its first Australian Marketing Manager. She joins the rapidly scaling Fintech company with a remit to raise awareness of the opportunity Clearco’s AI and data science driven revenue-based funding brings to e-commerce businesses and to devise its foundational marketing strategy in Australia. 

Aussie Aerospace company Gilmour Space awarded $52m MMIC grant

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A national network with a mission to advance local space manufacturing and future launches in Australia is being backed with $52 million from the Morrison Government. The Government announced funding for the $157 million Australian Space Manufacturing Network under the Collaboration Stream of the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative.  

Birchal enters the $100m club, and kicks off raise on its own platform

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The platform behind 75% of Australia’s equity crowd sourced funding (CSF) activity, Birchal, announced today it has reached a major milestone for the industry - the first platform to reach $100m in total funds raised. To mark the occasion Birchal announced it will legitimise SMEs and Startups by building Australia’s first equity crowdfunding ecosystem. This move will establish these entities as a mainstream asset class and will facilitate secondary trading and best in class stakeholder engagement, features that will attract even more retail and sophisticated investors to Australia’s exciting startup landscape. 

Arria NLG hires Mark Goodey to lead their Investment Analyst Business

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Arria NLG, a provider of natural language generation (NLG) technologies, has appointed Managing Director and Innovation Strategist, Mark Goodey, to cement Arria Investment Analyst as the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) industry leader. Arria Investment Analyst uses natural language technologies to bring 100 percent accuracy to investment analysis and to create data-driven investment commentary.