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    Bronte Moore

    Bronte Moore is a business journalist at Emerald Financial whilst also completing a JD at the University of Melbourne.

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  • IPO Watch August: 4D Medical

    While the number of companies set to list on the ASX is still quieter than usual, we are continuing to see many healthcare companies viewing COVID-19 as an opportunity to make their public debut.  4D Medical are a Melbourne-based medical technology company, who have spent the last 15 years developing lung imaging software. The ‘software

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  • Watch: Q&A With Crowd Media CEO, Domenic Carosa

    Following news of a $2.7 million financial turnaround since Crowd Media (ASX: CM8) underwent a business transformation to capitalise on their social commerce and influencer marketing network, CEO Domenic Carosa caught up with Emerald Financial’s Bronte Moore to update investors on Crowd’s plans for FY21 and beyond. Click below to watch the update. Investors can

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  • IPO Watch July: Aroa Biosurgery

    Soft tissue regeneration company, Aroa Biosurgery, is set to list on the ASX at the end of the month. The company is looking to raise $45m at an offer price of $0.75, ultimately giving the Auckland-based company a proposed market capitalisation of $225m. Aroa’s technology is centred around soft tissue regeneration and the complex wound

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  • TPG-Vodafone merger, customers winning from increased Telco competition

    Five years since Vodafone CEO, Inaki Berroeta, and billionaire founder of TPG, David Teoh, first met and two years after formally commencing the process, the merger between the two companies is set to be complete by 13 July 2020.  The merger experienced it’s fair share of setbacks in Australia despite receiving strong support from TPG

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  • From $20k to $40m in 3 years: The emergence of influencer marketing explained

    Influencer Marketing has been around for some time now, but the online strategy is still evolving into what is becoming a new norm of product marketing. So what is Influencer Marketing and what is it all about?   Influencer Marketing is a marketing tool where an ‘Influencer’, a person with a substantial social-media following, connects with

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  • Technology and I.T Lead ASX Performance by Sector through COVID-19

    Most of the Australian population in January would not have believed that in only a few months, the XJO would fall from a high of 7162 to 4402, numbers that it has not seen in over four years. While it has somewhat recovered with the index currently sitting around the 6000 mark, some indexes haveRead More
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  • Landmark court ruling opens up ASX conglomerates to employee class action

    Last week the Federal Court handed down a judgment which held that casual employees can be entitled to the same benefits permanent employees hold, such as paid personal leave and paid annual leave.  Previously, the common understanding was that casual employees are not entitled to as many benefits under the National Employment Standards (NES) which

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  • Fluence’s wastewater tech to clean the Yangtze River following strategic sale

    Water waste management company, Fluence Corporation (ASX: FLC) are set to expand their international recognition following news that the company have sold their first Aspriral System to clean energy corporation, Three Gorges Group. The company is hopeful that the transaction will be the start of a long-term partnership with the Chinese Government owned company. Three

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  • ASX IPO May: Intelicare

    For the second consecutive month, only one company is set to list in May, indicating that companies are still feeling reluctant to even attempt a public debut in the current economic environment.  Artificial intelligence (AI) tech company, Intelicare (Proposed ASX: ICR), is looking to raise a modest $5.5m at an offer price of $0.20. Intelicare

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  • Fourth time lucky, Mustera secures approval for lavish Perth apartment complex

    Having endured a rocky road over the past 12 months where their major project was rejected by the regulatory board three times, property developer Mustera Property Group (ASX: MPX) is finally set to get their Forbes project underway having received approval from the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP). The $65m ‘Forbes Residences’ project located in

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  • Osteopore continues winning streak with bone regeneration product approvals

    3D printing medtech company Osteopore (ASX: OSX) is set to continue their successful streak, following news that the company has received Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) approval for three craniofacial products, after being placed into a trading halt Friday afternoon. The Osteomesh, Osteoplug, and Osteoplug-C, are used primarily to fill voids in a patient’s bone,

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  • ASX IPO April: Atomo Diagnostics Limited

    With only one company set to list this month, it appears that the volatility that surrounds the ASX is prompting some companies to delay listing until some degree of normality in financial markets is restored.  One company brave enough to face the current environment is Atomo Diagnostics Limited (Proposed ASX: AT1). The Sydney-based medical diagnostics

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  • Are employers liable if their employees get COVID-19 at work?

    As the government has tightened restrictions on mass gatherings from 500 to 100 people and emphasised the importance of social distancing, many people have been left feeling confused and anxious with exemptions including public transport, schools, and workplaces, just to name a few. Yet an increasing number of institutions seem to be taking it upon

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  • With Kikki K in voluntary administration, retail continues to look as bleak as ever

    Australian stationery retailer, Kikki K, are the latest victim to the group of falling retail chains after news was released yesterday that the company was facing voluntary administration. While the stores and online shopping currently remain open to customers, the future of almost 500 jobs is uncertain. The swedish-design company was founded by Kristina Karllson

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  • ASX IPO Watch – March Listings: AML3D, United Malt

    With the international and domestic share market experiencing uncertainty from the implications of coronavirus, it is hardly surprising that panic has not only scared off investors, but companies as well, with only two companies planned to list on the exchange this month. While thedocyard, Emerald Clinics, and Little Green Pharma completing their listings last month

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  • Forget goat milk, Have you tried oat milk? Wide Open Agri coming to a fridge near you

    Regenerative food and farming company, Wide Open Agriculture (ASX: WOA), have announced that they are in the final stages of testing their new oat-milk product. The company is based on the wheatbelt in Western Australia and has 5000L of the plant-based milk ready to commence market testing to trial the milk’s taste and texture with

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  • CBA and Woolworths look to future with venture capital incubator programs

    CBA have announced they plan to launch 25 new businesses over the next five years through their fully owned subsidiary, X15 Ventures. In partnership with KPMG who will provide advice on the ventures, and Microsoft, who will contribute to the engineering platforms, CBA intends to capitalize on their brand, security protocols, and available funds to

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  • Smart Cities Explained, SenSen lands big Singapore AI Contract

    If you haven’t heard of smart cities, you’re not alone. Simply put, smart cities capitalise on the efficiencies that AI can offer, such as increased efficiency and reduced costs, essentially extinguishing the need for some of the humans that once did the role.  As Australians, we are familiar with some technology advancements like speed cameras,

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  • CBA looks to piggyback BNPL trend with $300m investment in Klarna

    Seeking to increase their exposure to the Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) trend, Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) has invested a further USD $200 million into European BNPL provider Klarna, bringing their total investment to $300m for a 5.5% stake. CBA invested US$100m into Klarna Group last year for a 1.8% stake in the company and with this additional

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  • Vmoto announce order for Australia’s first motorcycle ridesharing service

    Electric scooter and motorbike manufacturer, Vmoto (ASX: VMT), has announced that eMoped Motosharing will launch Australia’s first electric motorcycle ridesharing service in Brisbane, ordering 50-units of Vmoto’s CUX model.  While the electric motorcycle ridesharing service is only available in Brisbane, eMoped expect to begin operations across other Australian cities in future years. Charging a $1

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  • ASX IPO Watch – February Listings: ARMnet, Emerald Clinics, Little Green Pharma, thedocyard

    January is normally a quiet month for IPOs and this year has been no different, but here are a few companies intending to list on the ASX in February which may be worth keeping an eye on. ARMnet Limited (Proposed ASX: AR1) Financial Services Software Company, ARMnet Limited, are proposing to list on the ASX

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  • iCar’s winning run continues, posting record revenues

    Asian automotive portal, iCar Asia Limited (ASX: ICQ), are set to receive a boost in confidence following the release of last quarters record cash receipts. The results recorded a total of A$4.2m in Q4 2019, a 39% or A$1.2m increase on the same period the year prior, with 2019 net operating cash flow up 37%

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  • More Government backing for fintech 8Common

    Financial technology company, 8common (ASX: 8CO), have received a boost in confidence following the announcement that a Northern Territory Government Department have extended their contract with the company.  The contract between the Northern Territory Department of Corporate Information Systems (DCIS) and 8common for another three years includes two one-year extension options and is estimated to

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  • ‘Please explain’, social media post leads to flurry of ‘unusual’ cannabis trading

    Medical cannabis producer, Cann Group Limited (ASX: CAN) have announced this morning their response to yesterday’s price query from the ASX that lead to the company being placed in a trading halt soon after. The regulator probed the company to ‘please explain’ yesterday’s trading activity which saw almost a 19% increase in trading price and

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  • G Medical remote patient monitoring services sees 105% growth

    Medtech innovator, G Medical Innovations (ASX: GMV), have experienced a significant boost in market confidence, following the news that the company has experienced 105% growth in their remote patient monitoring service in the US since January this year. The news saw GMV shares close at a striking 33.3% higher yesterday. The impressive year-on-year growth (CY2018-19)

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  • Wattle Health sign 10-year agreement with Chemist Warehouse

    Infant product manufacturer, Wattle Health Australia Limited (ASX: WHA), are set to significantly expand their domestic and international distribution channels, following the news that the company has signed a long-term agreement with Chemist Warehouse to sell their organic range of baby products.  The agreement would see the drugstore network which comprises of over 300 Australian

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  • ASX IPO Watch: December Listings of Interest – 13 Seeds, Openpay, Founders First, Tyro & OpenLearning

    2019 has been a mixed year for IPOs but here are a few companies intending to list on the ASX in December which may be worth keeping an eye on.  13 Seeds Limited (Proposed ASX: 13S) Established in 2016, 13 Seeds Limited are a Tasmanian-based, hemp superfood and skincare nutraceutical company.  The company are proposed

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  • Aus music tech company Jaxta launches first revenue generating platform

    Music technology company, Jaxsta (ASX: JXT), have today announced the launch of their first revenue generating product, Jaxsta Pro (beta version).  Jaxsta Pro, the monthly subscription-based platform, will be aimed at professionals in the music industry and allow them to manage their online profiles, access market insights, and receive music chart alerts, among other features

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  • Wiseway achieves key milestone with Chinese fruit export accreditation

    Freight forwarding company, Wiseway (ASX: WWG) is set to expand their international operations following the announcement that the company has been granted accreditation to export fruit directly to China. The news comes as the company signed an exclusive agreement with produce supplier and Chinese exporter, China Marketing Solutions. Export accreditation of the Melbourne and Sydney

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  • Family Zone Cyber Safety expands to Indonesia with free smartphone monitoring service

    Technology modeled on Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX: FZO) is set to reach the Indonesian market, following news that a free monitoring service based on the Australian tech company’s model will be launched by Indonesia’s largest cellular operator, Telkomsel.  The technology branded ‘Telkomsel SAFE’, will be a free service which can be installed on a

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  • Medical cannabis adoption trend continuing in UK after Althea Group secures key licence

    Australian-based Medical Cannabis producer and supplier, Althea Group (ASX: AGH), have announced this morning that their Bristol-based medical clinic site has secured a licence from a UK independent health and social care regulator. The news suggests that medical cannabis is becoming increasingly accepted in the UK as a treatment option for chronic health conditions.  Wholly

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  • Cann Global launches Asian operations to capitalise on hemp-friendly climate

    Medical cannabis producer, Cann Global (ASX: CGB) is set to expand their operations in Asia after launching a new Asian-based subsidiary, allowing them to cultivate and process cannabinoid products in South-East Asia.  By commencing operation in south-east Asia, the Company is best positioned to capitalise on conditions which are ideal for outdoor growing, which may

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  • Investing Through Economic Uncertainty – How The Healthcare Sector Has Flourished

    Typically during a recession, consumers reduce their spending. But people can’t stop getting sick, becoming injured, or requiring health care products and services, just because there is a downshift in the economy. So what happens to the healthcare sector when there is a recession? During the Global Financial Crisis between 2007-2009, the ASX 200 recorded

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  • Noxopharm achieves significant pain relief for late-stage prostate cancer patients

    Prostate cancer patients could soon be in for potentially good news after clinical stage-drug development company, Noxopharm (ASX: NOX) reported interim data indicating effective anti-cancer responses from patients receiving treatment for late-stage prostate cancer.  To date, the data from the study (DARRT-1) found that 80% of patients showed no further progression in their disease after

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  • iCandy make significant move into eSport industry

    Mobile game developer, iCandy (ASX: ICI) is seeking to cash in on the burgeoning eSports industry, investing A$110,000 for a 42.55% stake in eSports company, ESPL (eSports Pro League). Under the co-founding deal, it is expected that the two companies will work together under the agreement to develop online and on-ground gaming events, ESPL suggesting

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  • Investors bullish on ‘welding tech’ as K-TIG secures first WaaS licencing deal

    Following a successful IPO, welding service company K-TIG (ASX: KTG) has quickly gathered market momentum having reached a high of $0.65 in its first week on the ASX after raising $7m from their IPO Offer Price of $0.20.  The Australian-based company specialise in what they call, ‘WaaS’ (welding-as-a-service), a play on the more commonly used

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  • City Chic eyes off lucrative plus-size US market with $24.4m acquisition

    Australian fashion retailer City Chic Collective (ASX: CCX) is set to significantly expand their exposure to the lucrative U.S fashion market following the acquisition of US-based plus-size retailer Avenue Stores LLC for $24.4m.  With Avenue Stores going under the hammer via commercial auction, City Chic was successful with a bid of US$16.5m (approximately A$24.4m) for

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  • Kelly+Partners expanding Victorian operations with marquee Melbourne acquisition

    Accounting firm operator Kelly Partners Group Holdings (ASX: KPG) has announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire a Melbourne CBD accounting firm, anticipated to build the group’s client group base, recurring revenue, and EBITDA. Acquisition of the 25-year-old Melbourne firm is anticipated to be completed in November and it is reported the deal

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  • Marley Spoon secures $4m in funding from Woolworths Group

    Food delivery service Marley Spoon (ASX: MMM) has received further commercial support, securing A$4m in funding from supermarket operator Woolworths (ASX: WOW). The subscription-based, meal-kit delivery service that currently operates throughout Australia, Europe, and the US delivers raw ingredients and cooking instructions to the door of their customers. The convenience of delivery and the variety

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