Demand for business skills in the gig economy has exploded over the past six months, as more Australians became entrepreneurial to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
A handful of rising WA technology companies are one step closer to breaking into the lucrative UK market after taking part in Europe’s biggest technology festival, London Tech Week.
WA’s leading innovation and tech hubs have been working to uncover WA’s next success story, with several aspiring entrepreneurs already making waves in the start-up sector.
A Perth entrepreneur is rattling the tin for $500,00 to launch a ride-sharing app for pets.
Perth-born technology company BankVault is looking to raise upwards of $30 million in the coming months as it attempts to tap into the billion-dollar passwordless login sector.
“I love all the work I do and thrive under pressure, but sometimes I think it would be nice to have a few extra hours in the day,” says the founder of Perth start-up The Difference.
Industry experts say starting a new business during COVID-19 may not be a bad idea, with pandemic-induced economic conditions providing some advantages to smaller players hoping to nab market share.
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The Perth-based company is capitalising on the growing demand for online protection as malicious behaviour rises during the coronavirus pandemic.
Businesswoman and Rockingham mum Rhiannon McDonald has made it her mission to connect as many female traders and “mumpreneurs” as possible.
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The smart fitness company is now on the hunt for almost $2 million from investors after its portable resistance trainer sold out following its launch during COVID-related gym shutdowns.
Perth-based blockchain consultant Leigh Travers said inquiries for his services had surged during the pandemic from retail investors and businesses looking to diversify their portfolio.
DUG Technology’s shares join the stock market trade at a solid premium after a $35m float.
Alex Waislitz emerges as a small shareholder in new WA float DUG Technology.
One of Australia’s largest venture firms — which was an early investor in WA-founded Canva — has another $500m to find the next big thing among Australia and New Zealand’s start-up scene.
Two WA women have pushed through COVID-related disruptions to launch an online furniture store during the pandemic.
The company has designed an app that precisely measures an organisation’s carbon footprint and interactively maps how it can become carbon neutral.
The Perth founders of the LITT app - which encourages users to “catch” live deals in augmented reality - say it has huge potential to breathe new life into bricks and mortar businesses.
A list of WA start-ups are set to share in $350,000 of funding through an accelerator program aimed at boosting their projects to the next level.
Recce Pharmaceuticals is among dozens of WA-founded biotech companies that are making serious waves in the sector. But WA is missing out on tens of millions of dollars due to companies moving east.
The biotech stock has had a stellar first day on the boards, with plans to use the money to expand its US offering.
WA has a “once in a generation opportunity” to advance its start-up ecosystem and emerge as a global player, according to tech company co-founder Tim Brewer.
An aspiring WA advertising tech business has enticed Michelle Guthrie on to its board
WA start-ups and small to medium enterprise are set to receive $690,000 from the State Government to help drive the development of innovative products, technologies and services.
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