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'Time to shine': New fund Horizon 3 says biotech capital flowing in wake of pandemic

'Time to shine': New fund Horizon 3 says biotech capital flowing in wake of pandemic

A group of seasoned life sciences investors plan to launch a new fund saying tough economic conditions won't scare Australians from biotech opportunities.

  • by Emma Koehn

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Tech sector to drive recovery in private equity
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Tech sector to drive recovery in private equity

The technology sector is set to drive recovery in private equity with the sector seen as a safe harbour for investments during COVID-19. 

  • by Cara Waters
Education startup scores $13m in funding as learning goes online
Coronavirus pandemic

Education startup scores $13m in funding as learning goes online

Education technology startup InsideSherpa is building on the switch to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic raising $US9.3 million ($13 million).

  • by Cara Waters
Zwift secures $625m in funding as pandemic takes cycling indoors
Coronavirus pandemic

Zwift secures $625m in funding as pandemic takes cycling indoors

Online fitness platform Zwift has secured $US450 million ($625 million in funding on the back of a boom in virtual fitness driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Cara Waters
Claims Australian firms impacted by 'rampant fraud' at German leasing giant Grenke
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Claims Australian firms impacted by 'rampant fraud' at German leasing giant Grenke

Australian businesses may be victims of alleged "rampant fraud" at German finance leasing giant Grenke AG according to a damning report published by anonymous online group Viceroy Research.

  • by Cara Waters
SafetyCulture snaps up training startup EdApp in maiden acquisition
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SafetyCulture snaps up training startup EdApp in maiden acquisition

Technology unicorn SafetyCulture has bought EdApp in a deal that values the Sydney-based online training app at $40 million.

  • by Cara Waters
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Oracle set to win TikTok race as Microsoft's offer rejected
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Oracle set to win TikTok race as Microsoft's offer rejected

Oracle is in the box seat to make a deal with TikTok after Microsoft's offer to buy the viral social media platform's US operations was rejected, though it may not be an outright sale.

  • by Cara Waters
'Biotech is recession-proof': Brandon Capital's Nave on Australia's 'sunrise' industry
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'Biotech is recession-proof': Brandon Capital's Nave on Australia's 'sunrise' industry

The head of Australia's largest life sciences investment firm has more than just the prospect of a coronavirus vaccine on his mind.

  • by Emma Koehn
'Timing is impeccable': Melbourne e-commerce startups navigate lockdowns in path to IPO
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'Timing is impeccable': Melbourne e-commerce startups navigate lockdowns in path to IPO

Ecommerce businesses Adore Beauty, Vinomofo and MyDeal are gearing up for initial public offerings as they battle through Melbourne's lockdown.

  • by Cara Waters
Whispir still in the contact tracing race, says boss
Whispir

Whispir still in the contact tracing race, says boss

Company founder and CEO Jeromy Wells says the startup's technology will still be used by the Victorian government despite it engaging tech giant Salesforce to reset the system.

  • by Cara Waters
Melbourne tech leaders fear 'tsunami of economic devastation'
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Melbourne tech leaders fear 'tsunami of economic devastation'

Tech industry luminaries are calling for a quicker path out of lockdown as they warn of the severe economic and social impacts of the state's cautious exit plan.

  • by Cara Waters