The January 2022 snapshot of Australia’s tech and startup news headlines, drawn from Startup News Asia’s daily updates
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- Australia: Personal details of nearly 80,000 South Australian public sector workers accessed in cyber attack on government payroll software
- Australia: US-Australia Accelerator for Women Founders launches six-week virtual accelerator for 30 Australian women founders, commencing February 14th
- RT @Reuters: WATCH: An Australian biotech startup says its drones can combat deforestation by planting millions of trees a year from the air
- Australia: In December, Cogniss no-code app-building platform closed equity crowd-sourced funding campaign with $1.1M raised, near 4 times its initial target
- Australia: ‘Start in Melbourne, Scale to Southeast Asia’ set for February, a 5-day program for early stage founders to explore product-market fit in Indonesia, Singapore or Vietnam
- Australian Renewable Energy Agency sets aside Au$100M to fund commercial-scale batteries equipped with advanced inverter technology
- Australia: NAB innovation arm backs Geora, agricultural tech startup which traces crop data using non-fungible tokens to create better lending outcomes for farmers
- Australia: An intro to Zibra, digital wallet consolidating all your existing cards and allowing you to pay using just one card each time, seamlessly selecting the best payment method
- Australia: National Australia Bank to acquire LanternPay digital health claims startup, targeting the $120BN health payments sector
- Australia: An intro to Zetifi, aiming to deliver farm-wide wi-fi using tractors, trucks and passenger vehicles as roaming access points, trialling at Wagga Wagga’s Global Digital Farm
- Australia: KPMG co-launches Building Trustworthy Index, blockchain-based platform allowing stakeholders to review provenance, materials quality and contractors in building construction
- ICYMI: Consumer groups warn UK gov’t against following Australia in allowing BNPL industry to self-regulate, describing method as ‘woefully inadequate in curbing consumer harm’
- Australia: Future Founders Venture Scholarships are now open for applications from international students, supported by Study Melbourne and StartSpace
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