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Listen to this story Venture capital firm Tenacious Ventures, which specialises in the Australian Agri-foodtech segment, has closed its first fund at $35 million. The Tenacious Ventures Fund I will be used to invest in Pre-series A businesses within the Agtech space. The firm expects to invest 80% of the capital raised into Australian-domiciled startups.…
Listen to this story There are signs that a new Google algorithm update scheduled for June 2021 is already being rolled out, according to digital marketing provider, Localsearch. The update will affect all websites, and Adam Boote, Director of Digital and Growth at Localsearch is concerned that the fast track will leave small businesses unprepared…
Listen to this story It has been a tough year for many businesses juggling lockdowns and a downturn in business operations. As a result, it is more important than ever for businesses to protect their future by safeguarding themselves from potential debt build-up.  Businesses should consider the following do’s and don’ts to help avoid unwanted debt…
Kurdish-led administration in Syria’s northeast handed over the group to a delegation from the Netherlands on Saturday.The Kurdish-led administration in Syria’s northeast handed over to the Netherlands a Dutch woman, her two young sons, and a Dutch girl, who lived in a camp for families of alleged ISIL (ISIS) group fighters. A delegation from the…
Listen to this story The Government has changed the rules: critical infrastructure assets are no longer the exclusive preserve of large corporations, and SMEs need to ensure they are compliant. Over time, we have learned that our most vital assets are dangerously exposed to cyber-attacks and other disruptive events perpetrated by bad actors seeking to…
Listen to this story VentureCrowd, Australia’s leading multi-asset class crowdfunding platform, has announced its new partnership with Uniseed to secure funding for Australian technology companies. This partnership will make available university research ventures for individual investments. Uniseed is an Australian commercialisation fund that helps its partnered research organisations put ideas into products and technologies. The…
Listen to this story A Cloud Guru (ACG) – an online cloud learning platform – has reached a deal to be acquired by US-based Pluralsight, the companies announced on Wednesday. The terms of the agreement are yet to be disclosed. The deal is likely to better position the combined company to meet the growing demand…
Chief legal officer orders prosecution of anyone who refuses to follow the government’s block on social network.Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami has ordered the immediate prosecution of those who try to circumvent the government’s Twitter ban after all mobile operators in the country were ordered to suspend access to the social media giant. There were…
Listen to this story Digital bank Volt has secured $15 million in funding from the Australian Finance Group (AFG) through a partnership agreement, AFG announced. The funding is part of Volt’s extended series E round with a target amount of $85 million. AFG will hold a 7.6% stake in Volt after the investment.  As part…
Listen to this story It’s one thing to recruit a talented and diverse workforce – which is an important first step to realising the cultural and financial benefits diversity brings to the workplace – but once diverse talent is recruited, what’s next? Unfortunately, answering that question is where many organisations fall short in amplifying the…