Australian private investment firm Future Now Ventures is partnering with Microsoft Australia to accelerate the pace at which independent software vendors (“ISVs”) can grow and succeed. Future Now Ventures has launched its first Fund open to external investors and will raise up to $100 million.Read More
Consulting firm Barhead Solutions has joined Microsoft’s “Inner Circle” group for business applications, while publicly-listed Empired was again part of Microsoft's top performing partners globally.
The businesses were awarded places in the Inner Circle group, which consists of 70 technology businesses worldwide, at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas.Read More
At the 2019 Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit in Sydney, Reekoh CEO and Co-founder Dale Rankine announced a new line up of data integration tools to build on their award-winning platform. The company is presenting for the first time at the renowned event for the integration industry and is building upon its credentials as a Gartner Cool Vendor and coverage in the Gartner Market Guide for IoT Integration.Read More
Recruitday, creators of the referral and recruitment platform which taps popular social networking has launched the Recruitday mobile app to simplify the registration and referral process for the company’s “scouts.”
Scouts can be anyone who refers friends, relatives, colleagues or any of their contacts to Recruitday job openings. They may be doing this full-time or part-time; they may even be students, retirees or stay at home moms or dads. To become a scout, all one has to do is register with Recruitday either through the website or through the mobile app.Read More
Advvy’s co-founders Chris Macaulay and Tristan Ozinga did not suspect that attending their first Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas in 2017 would set them on course for huge global success.
As they stood at a crossroad for their business, there were a few simple facts at play. They didn’t know what to expect. They were down to their last dollars. And they knew a lot was riding on what was about to happen.Read More
Salesforce.com Consulting Partner AFDigital is gearing up to offer a wider range of cloud business solutions. Their appointment of industry-leader Elmer Tagarino as President of the Philippine operations will enable them to scale rapidly.
Elmer has 20 years of technology management experience, including modern cloud business applications such as Salesforce.com, Google, and ServiceNow (NOW). Elmer’s experience and network uplift AFDigital’s delivery capability significantly. This move will enable the business to fulfil the expanding consulting gaps within the Australian and Philippine markets immediately.Read More
FlySpaces, Southeast Asia’s biggest Flexible Office Space marketplace, has shared to regional press the acquisition of its local competitor in Hong Kong, Quikspaces.
An inspiring success story out of the Philippines, FlySpaces continues its upward trajectory with this acquisition, further solidifying Philippines place as a destination for start-ups with its thriving ecosystem.Read More
Since 2000, jobsites have come and gone, with only a few of the more popular brands remaining to reign, and an equally rare number attempting to disrupt the system to yield more high-quality hires.
RecruitDay is one of those breaking the mold by merging the real-time communication platform of social media and the traditional referral system where the most qualified candidates are referred by their ex-colleagues, friends and other associates who had known them for a long time.Read More
With Alexa drawing up documents and blockchain explainers going viral, there’s no question the legal community is waking up to the wonders of modern technology. But are these developments purely disruptive, or are there benefits for the legal system?
Either way, there are opportunities to be grabbed, and Aussie startups are at the forefront of the revolution.Read More
An Australian-based legal technology company has created a prototype virtual lawyer, built using Amazon’s Alexa platform, as a test for whether lawyers will eventually be replaced by robots.
Smarter Drafter, located in Sydney, has developed what it is calling the “world’s first virtual lawyer for Amazon’s Alexa”, which creates legal documents instantly, in the same way a human lawyer would do.Read More
Manila-based tech start-up FlySpaces, one of Southeast Asia’s biggest flexible office space marketplace operators, has expanded its regional footprint with a deal to acquire Quickspaces, a local competitor in Hong Kong.
While Singapore and Jakarta corners much of the spotlight when it comes to startup success stories, FlySpaces attests to the viability of Manila as a location where startups can grow and thrive.Read More
A fast-growing Australian legaltech start-up has attracted a seasoned executive to be its finance chief.
Ben Rosswick has joined Smarter Drafter as CFO. He moved from Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, where he was the director in charge of G10 foreign exchange options in Asia. He has also held leadership positions at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.Read More
The Rising Star Award recognises, high-growth nominating companies with less than three years revenue to report (and who, therefore, do not qualify for the Technology Fast 50 list), are (in order): cloud-based technology solutions provider Barhead Solutions Australia (16,330%); inspirational war veterans employment specialist WithYouWithMe (3,427%) and advertising disruptors Playground XYZ! (3078%).Read More
Barhead Solutions’ directors Ken Struthers and John Orrock are no strangers to business applications or software-as-a-service - their last company was Salesforce partner Cloud Sherpas.
The pair ran that company from 2012 in Australia, until it was acquired by Accenture in 2015.
Their sophomore venture is built on Microsoft Dynamics 365, and to say that decision has paid off would be an understatement.Read More
Explore the 2018 edition of the Financial Review Fast Starters list, featuring the fastest growing startup businesses in Australia.Read More
Philippines’ IT distribution giant Wordtext Systems, Inc. Group (WSI Group) has announced today that it has backed tech skills learning platform CloudSwyft. The undisclosed amount raised will be used for supporting the market expansion plan across the Asia Pacific.
CloudSwyft uses an IT-Labs-as-a-Service approach that helps companies create and manage IT training and assessments, so far the company has managed to generate its revenue through platform subscription and certificate vouchers.Read More
Australia’s largest IoT conference and exhibition, IoT Impact, was held last month at the University of Technology Sydney and has been hailed a great success.
The event saw the presentation of the IoTAA IoT Awards, held at the grand opening of the state-of-the-art University of Technology Sydney Tech Lab in Botany.Read More
The winners of the prestigious 2018 Communications Alliance Awards were announced last night at the 12th Annual ACOMM Awards Dinner in Sydney. Attended by more than 450 industry leaders, the evening’s keynote address was delivered by Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Federal Minister for Communications and the Arts.
The individual category awards were taken out by a star-studded line-up of Australian service providers - featuring long-established players and ‘new faces’.Read More
Barhead is honoured by Microsoft for achieving outstanding sales achievement and innovation.
Barhead Solutions, a born in the cloud Business Applications consultancy, has been named a member of the prestigious 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications.Read More
Advvy today announced it has won the 2018 Microsoft Partner of Year Media and Communications Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.Read More