WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 9
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH AND STARTUPS
Smart receipt company, Slyp, received an additional $4m in funding from ANZ, NAB and Reinventure. If you haven't heard of Slyp, check out their proposition here
Renewable energy startup, Amber Electric, raised $2.5m to assist with their East Coast expansion. Amber provides $10/month energy and wholesale prices. Super interesting concept. More on Amber here
After two and a half years, neobank 'Xinja' received their unrestricted banking license. Random aside, they had giant Xinja ads on trucks rolling around the city throughout the week. Weird flex
86 400 officially launched to the public (no longer invite only)
Apple released a new line of products. The new iPhone 11 has 3 lenses, allowing for an ultra-wide, wide and zoom shot all at once (how that works, I'll never know...)
Jack Ma officially stepped down from Alibaba. Here's his 6 core values for a successful business
If you haven't followed the controversy around the WeWork CEO, you should. His fortune / net worth dropped significantly as SoftBank wants to scrap the IPO of the company as they are starting to lose faith in him. Cracking article by SMH here
Vinyl is about to outsell CDs for the first time since 1986
Parody: My iPhone 11 shipped early and I love it
Answers at the end of the email
(a) What is the only sea with no land borders?
(b) Many homes in which world capital city are heated by near-boiling water, pumped in from hot springs at Nesjavellir?
(c) What is the second largest land animal by weight?
(d) Which state is Australia's largest wine producer by volume?