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Meet the woman driving Spotify Australia’s push into podcasts

Meet the woman driving Spotify Australia’s push into podcasts

Mikaela Lancaster is a self described “big podcast fan” and since taking over as head of Spotify Australia she’s been on a mission to extend the subscription service from beyond music to audio more broadly.

  • by Cara Waters

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The Amazonification of space begins in earnest

The Amazonification of space begins in earnest

What was once largely the domain of big government is now increasingly the realm of Big Tech. The people who sold you the internet will now sell you the moon and the stars.

  • by David Streitfeld and Erin Woo
Is it delegation? Or is it laziness?
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Is it delegation? Or is it laziness?

Leaders may think they are empowering when in reality they’re disengaging.

  • by James Adonis
Remote work tailwind propels Employment Hero to $800 million valuation

Remote work tailwind propels Employment Hero to $800 million valuation

Human resources technology startup Employment Hero has raised $140 million, US VC giant Insight Partners leading its latest funding round. 

  • by Cara Waters
‘Up there with pay day loans’: Calls for crackdown on wage advance apps

‘Up there with pay day loans’: Calls for crackdown on wage advance apps

“Nobody likes waiting” is the slogan salary based buy now, pay later startup MyPayNow broadcast across prime time television as a sponsor of top rating show Married At First Sight.

  • by Cara Waters
‘This thing is not going away’: Cannon-Brookes warns on mental health as prolonged lockdowns loom

‘This thing is not going away’: Cannon-Brookes warns on mental health as prolonged lockdowns loom

The Atlassian founder thinks lockdowns could persist well beyond current deadlines, and employers must be wary of mental health risks for their staff.

  • by Cara Waters
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F45 founders miss out on Wall Street windfall

F45 founders miss out on Wall Street windfall

The two Australian founders of F45 Training have missed out on the spoils from the franchise listing on the New York Stock Exchange for $2 billion after selling out of the business. 

  • by Cara Waters
Funding to women founded startups in Australia defies global drop
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Funding to women founded startups in Australia defies global drop

Handii co-founders Christie Downs and Kathryn Wood had to move to the US in order to secure backing for their insurance-linked business.

  • by Cara Waters
Managing from home: a COVID-19 wake-up call
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Managing from home: a COVID-19 wake-up call

Much has been said about working from home but not as much focus has been placed on managing from home.

  • by James Adonis
Australian fitness giant F45 valued at $2b after Wall Street debut
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Australian fitness giant F45 valued at $2b after Wall Street debut

The backers of Australian founded F45 Training are set for a big payday with the fitness giant listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • by Cara Waters
BNPL firm Sezzle counters Apple threat by hooking up with US card giant

BNPL firm Sezzle counters Apple threat by hooking up with US card giant

Sezzle’s founder has a warning for new buy now pay later rivals PayPal and Apple: Just offering customers to pay in four instalments isn’t enough anymore.

  • by Colin Kruger