WEEK STARTING JUNE 24
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH & STARTUPS
An Alium Capital partner claimed that neobanks in Australia are delusional. Unsurprisingly, the neobanks hit back at the claims. Stay tuned for round 2 next week!
Stone and Chalk opened a new office in Adelaide
Australia's getting a new e-Scooter startup, called 'Neuron Mobility'. Scooting into Brisbane first
Sydney delivery startup, ParcelPoint, secured $4.5m funding to prepare for a fleet of electric vehicles
Zuckerberg threw the US Government under the bus, saying that the US Govt needs to do more to prevent political interference within the platform
Sir Jony Ive is leaving Apple after 20 years
Apple acquired autonomous car startup, DriveAI
AirBnB launched AirBnB Luxe, allowing you to rent luxury villas, private islands & mansions. My favourite is a private atoll in Tahiti for $1m per week...
Instagram is adding more ads to the 'Explore' tab. The Facebook-ification of Insta is well and truly underway
Great article: Bill Gates on his biggest failure - failing to fight Android
Suss this: Unreal concept art for Japan 2020
Answers at the end of the email
(a) What do Chai Tea, Naan Bread, Panini Sandwiches, Sahara Desert, and Sharia Law have in common?
(b) The genes of which organism were discovered to be 2 parts pig, 1 part human & 1 part bird?
(c) Name 1 of the 2 South American countries whose mainland you'll fly over when heading due south from Miami, Florida?