TSL will be hosting a range of events for female founders.

Australian coworking space Tank Stream Labs has announced that it will be hosting its first ‘Female Entrepreneur Week’ as part of a “reinvigorated effort” to support female entrepreneurs and increase diversity in coworking spaces.

The organisation has also said that it will be dedicating a section of its memberships for space within the upcoming Sydney Startup Hub to female-led startups, in a move to facilitate diversity.

Tank Stream Labs is set to be an anchor tenant at the hub, where it will gain access to two floors, joining Stone and Chalk, Fishburners, and The Studio.

Female Entrepreneur Week, which runs…


Looking to push ahead in the digital “space race” to develop the world’s first commercialised quantum computer, the NSW Government has announced a new $26 million fund to support research organisations working to develop the technology.

The government has also said that it will be making further announcements about investments to support quantum computing development and high-level skills, with the aim of making NSW the first state in the world to finalise and commercialise the technology.

Speaking about the fund, Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro said that it will support local researchers who are…


Episode 02: William Bao Bean

Hutong (Ad)Ventures is a podcast on how to succeed in China featuring top venture capital investors, founders and operators with real China experiences. Hutong (Ad)Ventures is part of Haymarket HQ, hosted by Jemma Xu.

William Bao Bean is a General Partner at SOSV, a US$300m venture capital fund that invests in startups in its accelerators across the world. William is also the Managing Director of SOSV’s Chinaccelerator, China first startup accelerator based in Shanghai and MOX, SOSV’s mobile only accelerator platform SE Asia.

Prior to joining SOSV, William was the Managing Director at SingTel Innov8, where he led investments in…


Sydney dress rental startup GlamCorner has raised $4.2 million in a funding round led by existing investor AirTree Ventures, with participation from investors including Marshall Investments, Sass & Bide cofounder Sarah-Jane Clarke, and Giant Leap, a fund focused on impact businesses.

Also participating in the round is Silicon Valley-based debt financing fund Partners for Growth, which has joined as a debt funding partner.

Bringing the total raised by the startup since its founding in 2012 to $5.5 …


Australia’s gaming industry grew at a 9.6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2016 as it expanded into other sectors, according to a joint report from Bond University and the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA).

Released today, the Digital Australia 2018 report, which studied 1234 Australian households and 3135 individuals, found that the sale of digital games in Australia had grown 20 percent CAGR during the three year period.

According to Bond University’s Professor of Communication and Creative Media, this increase marks a shift towards gaming entering the “mainstream”, a move which can be accounted to…


For some of us, a birthday party involving anything beyond heading to a nice restaurant or pub with friends means far too much complicated planning, while for others, planning an elaborate event down to its last little detail is a good time in itself.

However, even those who love a good planning session would agree that it would be nice to have a tool that makes putting together an event easier. …


Two weeks after previewing its move to the new $35 million Sydney Startup Hub, fintech coworking community Stone and Chalk has today announced its expansion into Victoria, with a space for 60 desks to open next month in Melbourne.

Backed by corporate partners including Findex, ANZ, and National Australia Bank, the new space will be housed with agtech hub SproutX first up, and led by general manager Alan Tsen, formerly CEO of Fintech Victoria.

Through his work with Fintech Victoria, Tsen said that he has seen the “huge potential out there” and is excited to help further amplify and grow…


For many an Australian startup, the goal is to expand internationally and become a global business.

Doing just that is Victorian healthtech startup CareMonkey, which has created a platform to securely collect, store, and distribute medical and emergency contact information for organisations with a duty of care, such as schools, sports clubs, and community organisations.

For example, a school can collect each student’s medical and emergency information from parents through a simple online form, and ensure the right people have access to it in the event of an emergency.

Like many great business ideas, that for CareMonkey came to cofounder…


Nuheara, the ASX-listed company behind the noise-cancelling ‘IQbuds’ technology, has announced the close of a $9 million through an institutional placement to further its product development.

The placement, led by Moelis Australia Advisory, will see 97.8 million new shares issued to investors at $0.092 each.

Nuheara’s CEO and cofounder, Justin Miller, said the raise was a testament to the company’s achievements and growth since listing on the ASX in early 2016; the startup delivered its first wearable prototype in January last year, and now sells its IQbuds in retail chains around the world.

“The placement will fund our aggressive global…


Optus has today announced a $1 billion plan to strengthen its mobile network across regional Australia, increasing call and 4G coverage and forwarding the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspots Program, by the end of June 2018.

Five hundred new mobile sites are expected to be built across rural and remote areas of Australia, with 114 of those to be formed under the government’s $600 million Mobile Blackspots Program, which aims to improve telecommunication infrastructure across Australia, with a focus on major regional transport routes and areas prone to natural disasters.

Announced in 2015, the government program aimed to deliver improvements across…

Mat Beeche

Founder of tech website Startup Daily.

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