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We’re proud to share the news that cyber security portfolio startup, ResponSight has raised a US$880,000 round led by Carthona Capital. The round also included a follow-on investment from Black Sheep Capital. ResponSight’s technology detects hackers using behavioural analytics, using differences in user activity to proactively alert and isolate threats. Based out of Melbourne, ResponSight earlier raised US$57,450...
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ResponSight – Jeff Paine  With a rich history in startups, corporate life and even the creative world, Jeff set out to do the one thing he hadn’t done yet; be a solo founder in an accelerator program. He had been facing the same human-centered tech security challenges for over a decade and when the Disrupt@Scale...
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After two weeks of an intense bootcamp, endless pitch rehearsing and an unspecified number of coffees, on Tuesday the #HelloHealthTech Pitch Event was finally there! Of all the challenges a startup can anticipate to overcome, fog is not something they usually put on the list. One team barely making it into Sydney due to delayed and...
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Introducing the finalists With the date of the Pitch Event approaching rapidly, it is finally time to present to you the five finalists of the #HelloHealthTech innovation challenge! The finalists are currently halfway through their bootcamp at BlueChilli, which is a fun but at the same time challenging experience. With Pitching workshops, strategy and validation...
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When innovators can work with clinical researchers, it can. At the heart of next stage of health tech innovation is this quote from Anita Petris, Manager of the Bytes4Health program at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI): “Many tech startups are trying to disrupt healthcare from the outside. There is a risk of developing technology that...
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The second round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, this time focussing on agribusiness, was a raging success.  We received just over 130 impressive applications from every state in Australia, and the range of ideas was tremendous. Agribusiness itself is very broad and to give you an idea of the types of applications we received, we...
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agritech in the field
When we chose to focus on agribusiness for this round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, I admit I was a touch nervous. We’ve been sticking seeds in the dirt and collecting animals in our communities for centuries without deviating too far from the original methods. Sure, the opportunity for innovation in agribusiness is huge —...
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Westpac Innovation Challenge
In partnership with Westpac Group we’re excited to announce Josh Rowe and team from the Australian real estate pricing startup realAs are the winners of the inaugural round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge. The Westpac Innovation Challenge launched on 17 September giving Australian start-ups the opportunity to develop new ideas to help the bank’s business customers. realAs has won a...
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It’s been fantastic to see Australia’s big corporates get actively involved in innovation and supporting startups even at the very early stage. Both side of this equation can benefit from closer collaboration: corporations often have the resources to support new ventures – more than just financial resources they can offer existing customers, distribution channels, brand recognition, valuable...
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Westpac Innovation Challenge
September started with a bang for BlueChilli following news that the Myer family and tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett have invested $5 million to fund BlueChilli’s international expansion. The news featured in a number of media outlets including BRW and the Australian Financial Review.   We also teamed up with Westpac in the Westpac Innovation Challenge,...
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