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  • Australia goes ‘green’ over Irish contracts worth $10m

    More than $10 million in new Australian contracts including investments in ICT and emerging technologies - along with a new Melbourne office for Enterprise Ireland - has been announced as part of a Trade Mission from Ireland.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 March 19 14:52
  • NAB doubles down on venture capital fund

    NAB is doubling down on its $50 million venture capital fund NAB Ventures, by adding another $50 million to the pot over the next two years.

    Written by George Nott05 Sept. 18 04:00
  • Quantum tech start-up Q-Ctrl secures major VC backing

    ​Q-Ctrl, Australia’s “first quantum tech start-up”, has secured the backing of three major global venture capital funds to complete its seed round initiated last year.

    Written by George Nott10 July 18 15:43
  • 7 Hot Career-related Companies to Watch

    In among all the cloud, security and mobile tech startups attracting venture funding so far this year, new companies focused on hiring, education and career development are pulling in big bucks.

    Written by Bob Brown13 March 15 07:52
  • What VCs Look for in Big Data Startups

    Getting ready to pitch venture capitalists on your big data startup? Here's a hint: Don't call yourself a 'big data company' and don't pitch by analogy.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud21 March 14 15:46
  • Big data funding spree continues

    Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

    Written by Ann Bednarz20 March 14 20:27
  • Enterprise Startups Draw CIO Attention

    As venture-capital firms focus more on customer-facing technologies, CIOs are placing bets on emerging enterprise IT players.

    Written by Adam Dennison26 June 13 12:59
  • Sydney promoted as Asia Pacific digital hub

    The NSW government is keen to promote Sydney as an Asia-Pacific digital hub. The government used CeBIT to launch the initiative — a showreel will showcase NSW digital strengths during CeBIT Australia, the Vivid Festival and globally.

    Written by Computerworld Staff31 May 11 16:54
  • Three ways to find fresh IT ideas on the cheap

    Discovering IT innovations that you can apply to your business can be a disorganized and frustrating process. The hottest technology may be inappropriate for your business needs. It's time-consuming to identify and validate new technology with limited IT resources. In addition, traditional ways to learn about useful technologies, such as IT conferences and research reports, may not provide enough proven ideas that are good matches for your business needs.

    Written by Rick Swanborg28 Jan. 11 04:19
  • Carr backs venture capital to tune of $80m

    The Federal Government has injected $80 million into four Australian venture capital funds, with the aim of stimulating innovation and accelerating commercialisation in early stage Australian companies.

    Written by Renai LeMay09 Nov. 10 11:11
  • SingTel sets up $160m VC fund

    Optus parent SingTel (ASX:SGT) has set up a $158.2m venture capital fund to identify new technologies to invest in

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling21 Sept. 10 17:11
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