Harikesh Pushpapathan
Dr Geoff Waring

Digital health startup Cardihab is changing clinical care for people with cardiac disease

Australian digital health startup Cardihab is changing the lives of thousands of people with cardiac disease – the world’s biggest killer. Cardihab’s patient-centred virtual care platform provides a new solution to chronic disease management and is engaging more patients in life changing cardiac rehabilitation. Cardihab CEO Helen Souris tells us how clinicians are stepping up to patient demands for digital health.  Be inspired by some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in Australia in this series presented by Stoic Venture Capital and Uniseed.  1. What […]

Grow Finance and GetFish top the 2021 AFR Fast Lists

The fastest growing companies in Australia in 2020-21 have been identified by The Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 and Fast Starters lists, presented by Pemba Capital Partners and KPMG. The top rank in the Fast 100 has been taken out by Grow Finance, a non-bank lender to small-to-medium enterprises which achieved revenue of $21.8 million in […]

Tracking animals from extinction

Australian startup Wildlife Drones is changing the world of animal conservation. Its innovative radio telemetry technology can track and monitor the movements of endangered animals and invasive species to achieve better wildlife conservation and management outcomes. Wildlife Drones CEO Debbie Saunders shares what she has learned about transforming an environmental research project into an award-winning company. Be inspired by […]

Forcite-sold out status within 35 minutes of opening sales at $1169 RRP

Fantastic effort by the team today at Pie in the sky we reached sold out status within 35 minutes of opening sales at $1169 RRP. That’s $84K revenue over what we had on hand, that’s $160K per hour this is staggering. That would be a world record for online helmet sales at this price point, and […]

Thrills without the spills: Forcite’s world’s first certified smart motorcycle helmet

It’s the Porsche of motorcycle helmets. Australian startup Forcite is transforming motorcycle safety with its revolutionary AI-powered smart helmet. The company is expanding into lucrative overseas markets and executing a full scale retail launch after selling out in a pre-order stage. Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Alfred Boyadgis shares insights into Forcite’s success and the road ahead. Be inspired by […]

Australian startup Jayride heads for the skies

Australian startup Jayride is a global platform for comparing and booking airport transfers. It has a presence in more countries around the world than many top ASX performers and is thriving in a market worth billions. What’s Jayride’s next destination? Jayride CEO Rod Bishop shares his vision for the future and how the company has achieved success so far. […]

Liquid metal helps convert CO2 into battery, manufacturing resources

US and Australia-based researchers have discovered a cheap new way to capture and convert CO2 emissions using liquid gallium. The process can be done at room temperature and uses the metal to transform carbon dioxide into oxygen and a high-value solid carbon product that can later be used in batteries, for construction, or in aircraft manufacturing. […]


while it seems a bit morbid to state so, the global pandemic that arrived in 2020 (and is still continuing to this day) has irrevocably changed the powersports industry. For the first time in many years, sales of new motorcycles are up, the gear shops are having trouble keeping jackets, helmets, and gloves in stock, and […]

Liquid metal proven to be cheap and efficient CO2 converter

A global collaboration, led by researchers from UNSW, has shown how liquid gallium can be used to help achieve the important goal of net zero carbon emissions. Nanoparticles of liquid gallium have been shown to help break down carbon dioxide by way of triboelectrochemical reactions. Image: Shutterstock Engineers from UNSW have helped to discover a […]

Nasal spray to treat Covid-19 enters phase 2 trials

One of our Stoic VC investee companies, ENA Respiratory, that offers huge potential in how we might deal with the pandemic globally. A nasal spray offering users protection from Covid-19 could soon be employed as another line of defence against the virus, as encouraging results from a preliminary trial of the solution trigger a second […]

First-in-Class, Broad-Spectrum Nasal Spray to Prevent COVID-19 and Other Common Respiratory Illnesses Set to Begin Phase 2 Trials

— ENA Respiratory engages PPD, Inc. for Phase 2 COVID-19 post-exposure prophylaxis study and hVIVO for influenza challenge study to assess the efficacy of fast-acting nasal spray designed to boost innate immunity SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ENA Respiratory, a biotechnology company developing a first-in-class nasal spray for the prevention of COVID-19 and […]

Certa Therapeutics announces new clinical trial of investigative candidate

One of our Stoic VC life-science investee companies Certa Theraputics is advancing to Phase 2 trial in treating Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma, a debilitating chronic autoimmune disease. Certa Therapeutics has announced the launch of a Phase 2 trial in Australia for a potential new treatment for Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma. The debilitating chronic autoimmune disease affects around […]

Survive the journey: PERKii sees steady sales of probiotic drinks made with exclusive encapsulation technology

Australian probiotic brand PERKII has seen steady sales of its probiotic beverages amid the pandemic, boosting the firm’s confidence in its overseas expansion plans. HTTPS://WWW.BEVERAGEDAILY.COM/ARTICLE/2021/09/01/SURVIVE-THE-JOURNEY-PERKII-SEES-STEADY-SALES-OF-PROBIOTIC-DRINKS-MADE-WITH-EXCLUSIVE-ENCAPSULATION-TECHNOLOGY 

Is it time for Australia to rethink skilled migration?

When borders reopen, Australia has a chance to reshape its migrant policy, with an opportunity to target younger, more skilled workers, a think tank has revealed. Australia is not attracting the right migrants, instead it should focus on simplifying the process, taking in younger skilled workers, and paying them more money.  According to the Grattan Institute, […]