Culture Amp raises $49m from Blackbird, Atlassian co-founders

Culture Amp raises $49m from Blackbird, Atlassian co-founders

Employee engagement tech start-up Culture Amp has raised $US36 million ($48.7 million) in one of the biggest capital raises of the year for a local company, with the business aiming to hit $100 million in revenue by 2020. Co-founded by Didier Elzinga, Jon Williams, Doug English and Rod Hamilton in 2009, the company has developed…
Labor is right to hike super taxes at incomes of $200k: research

Labor is right to hike super taxes at incomes of $200k: research

But because of the way division 293 tax is calculated, the effects of an $180,000 threshold would creep beyond high-income earners, the researchers add. "We therefore conclude that a threshold of $200,000 would be most appropriate and in line with the proposed objective of superannuation." Super contributions are usually taxed at 15 per cent. The…
After Big Un, Big Review TV, Guvera: Five due diligence tips for investors

After Big Un, Big Review TV, Guvera: Five due diligence tips for investors

Understandably, everyone wants to be a part of the next Facebook, Apple or Xero but how can investors be sure they aren't backing a "dud un"? And how can entrepreneurs convince investors that they are not the next Big Un? The answer lies in proper due diligence by the investor and due diligence preparation by…
Sans Forgetica: Why you won’t forget RMIT’s new typeface

Sans Forgetica: Why you won’t forget RMIT’s new typeface

What's on the front page of every newspaper, but rarely in the news? Answer: Typefaces. But thanks to RMIT University's release of a new typeface scientifically designed to enhance retention, talk about faces and fonts has enjoyed a rare few days in the sun. Let's get some terms straight and then forget about them. Strictly, a…
Galaxy S10+ review: this is a phone you can fall in love with

Galaxy S10+ review: this is a phone you can fall in love with

For now, though, the 6.4-inch S10+ is the biggest of the range – it has the same size screen as the Galaxy Note9, though it's physically a good deal smaller, due to the new Infinity O display – and in terms of the sheer number of features it's the best of the range, too, thanks…
Virtuoso boss Michael Londregan warns travel industry of commission model

Virtuoso boss Michael Londregan warns travel industry of commission model

"All travel agents make their remuneration to some degree from suppliers paying commissions back to the agent." However, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents CEO Jayson Westbury said the travel agency business is different to financial services. Mr Westbury said commissions for travel agents operated in the same way a margin did for a retailer.…
Liberal plotters must explain why they blew up the government: Malcolm Turnbull

Liberal plotters must explain why they blew up the government: Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has excused Scott Morrison from helping orchestrate his downfall but said many senior members of the Coalition were bullies who posed an existential threat to the Liberal Party and who blew up the government for no good reason, jeopardising its re-election prospects. In an explosive solo appearance on the ABC's Q&A program on Thursday night, the former prime minister also…
The ‘twinning’ family of BT’s Brad Cooper

The ‘twinning’ family of BT’s Brad Cooper

Retail superannuation funds rank among the biggest victims of Kenneth Hayne's Royal Commission into the financial services sectors – to the extent that three of the Big Four banks recently have, or are now, divesting their wealth management arms.  The only bank committed to holding the line is Westpac, its BT Financial central to Brian…
King, Azarenka back Serena Williams’ call on ‘sexist’ US Open chair umpire Ramos

King, Azarenka back Serena Williams’ call on ‘sexist’ US Open chair umpire Ramos

Serena Williams thought she was treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the US Open final than a man would have been. Williams was cited by official Carlos Ramos for three code violations during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her racquet, which cost her…
Super stoush looming over default insurance cover after Labor proposes changes

Super stoush looming over default insurance cover after Labor proposes changes

Labor will seek to limit the removal of default insurance policies through superannuation to continue cover in industries with physically demanding jobs – and not just dangerous occupations. While Labor says it supports the objective of the Morrison government's plan to stop low superannuation balances being eroded by fees, the opposition argues too many workers…

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