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Cara is the small business editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald based in Melbourne

Seek's business is 'rotten' and carrying toxic debt, activist says

Seek's business is 'rotten' and carrying toxic debt, activist says

Seek shares have dived after the recruitment giant was hit by damaging claims from a short-seller.

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Square Peg aims for the AI sweet spot with latest pick

Square Peg aims for the AI sweet spot with latest pick

Australian venture capital heavyweight has led a $12.7 million funding round for Israeli artificial intelligence startup Deci.

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Buy now, pay later provider Zebit tanks on ASX debut

Buy now, pay later provider Zebit tanks on ASX debut

US-based Zebit has failed to impress the market despite its promise of offering investors a different proposition to the likes of Afterpay and Zip. 

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Women dip into market for Adore Beauty's listing

Women dip into market for Adore Beauty's listing

The online retailer's ASX landing has been buoyed by its customers, as first-time women investors rushed to invest in one of the few women-led companies on the register.

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'No hard and fast rule': Fintechs and banks size each other up

'No hard and fast rule': Fintechs and banks size each other up

Westpac's banking services partnership with Afterpay will force fintechs and the big banks to reassess their relationship with each other, a trend that Zip co-founder and boss Larry Diamond says further reinforces the disruption sweeping the financial services sector.

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'The year's hottest IPO': Fund managers pucker up for Adore's listing

'The year's hottest IPO': Fund managers pucker up for Adore's listing

Online retailer's strong e-commerce credentials and sticky customer base tipped to be a hit at the year's biggest and most anticipated initial public offering.

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Afterpay's scale chasing Westpac deal triggers share price spike

Afterpay's scale chasing Westpac deal triggers share price spike

The buy now, pay later heavyweight's shares have pushed past the $100 mark as it jumps on board Westpac's digital platform to mine more data from its customers. 

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V2food raises $77 million to take its plant-based burgers to China

V2food raises $77 million to take its plant-based burgers to China

Rich lister Jack Cowin-backed v2food is tipping more consumers will make the switch to plant-based meat as it sets its sights on the Chinese market.

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MyDeal joins the e-commerce IPO bandwagon

MyDeal joins the e-commerce IPO bandwagon

Gandel family-backed online marketplace MyDeal is the latest company looking to make the most of the pandemic-induced boom in online retail sales.

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Foreign investment shake-up could be fatal to startups

Foreign investment shake-up could be fatal to startups

Technology companies are worried the proposed changes to Australia's foreign investment rules could jeopardise their access to funding.

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Ex-Google staffer calls for regulation of big tech to fund journalism

Ex-Google staffer calls for regulation of big tech to fund journalism

Influential technology critic Tristan Harris wants more regulation of the big technology companies and says Australia's push to charge publishers to fund journalism has application on a global scale.

  • by Cara Waters