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Zoom CEO says five days in the office will not return as hybrid work model goes mainstream

Zoom CEO says five days in the office will not return as hybrid work model goes mainstream

“To let every employee come back to the office five days a week, I do not think that model works,” the Zoom CEO has told Australian investors.

  • by Cara Waters

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Zeller sharpens business appeal with fresh cash injection

Zeller sharpens business appeal with fresh cash injection

Fintech Zeller, now valued at $400 million, has raised another $50 million in funding led by US VC fund Spark just six months after launching its products in Australia.

  • by Cara Waters
Top of the crops: Nasdaq-listed pot firm ready to send cannabis down under

Top of the crops: Nasdaq-listed pot firm ready to send cannabis down under

Last year, cannabis grower Clever Leaves launched onto the Nasdaq as part of the largest SPAC deal for a pot company. Its boss is now looking for Aussie partners.

  • by Emma Koehn
Beyond the ‘friendzone’: Calls for diversity procurement laws

Beyond the ‘friendzone’: Calls for diversity procurement laws

Why doesn’t Australia mandate that big businesses have to use suppliers of diverse backgrounds including women-owned business? It works well in America.

  • by Sarah Danckert
MYOB turns up the heat on Xero in small business lending

MYOB turns up the heat on Xero in small business lending

Accounting software firm MYOB is muscling into the small business loans space through a partnership with Valiant Finance in a bid to take on its major rival.

  • by Cara Waters
Court awards defamation damages over cosmetic surgery Instagram story

Court awards defamation damages over cosmetic surgery Instagram story

A court has awarded $82,500 in damages to cosmetic clinic owners in what is thought to be Australia’s first judgment involving defamation in an Instagram story.

  • by Cara Waters
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Fashion rentals bounce back as ‘micro occasions’ take centre stage

Fashion rentals bounce back as ‘micro occasions’ take centre stage

Fashion rentals that were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic have bounced back, with startup GlamCorner seeing its membership base double.

  • by Cara Waters
Tech companies turn to offline advertising

Tech companies turn to offline advertising

Local tech startups including Canva and SuperHero are turning to offline advertising snapping up distressed assets to get the word out about their online products. 

  • by Cara Waters
‘There’s no trolls’: Social media alternative sets sights on IPO
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‘There’s no trolls’: Social media alternative sets sights on IPO

Melbourne startup Memories has its sights set on an initial public offering after raising $31 million from institutional investors and high net worth individuals. 

  • by Cara Waters
Tackling the ‘fit dilemma’ with fashion tech

Tackling the ‘fit dilemma’ with fashion tech

Fashion tech startup Mys Tyler wants to help women find fashion inspiration to suit their dimensions, as well as their style.

  • by Cara Waters
Swoop Telecom landing a bittersweet moment for Vocus founder

Swoop Telecom landing a bittersweet moment for Vocus founder

Veteran telco executive James Spenceley says second-tier telcos offer investors more upside compared to the likes of Telstra, TPG and Vocus.

  • by Cara Waters