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EXPERT COMMENT: The Rise Of RoboFinance - The Back Office Revolution

You only have to look through the newspapers to see how robotics and automation are entering the ‘mainstream’. The rise of robotic process automation will undoubtedly disrupt the labour market, but we cannot expect a technological revolution without change. It is undeniable that this technology is provoking a new and necessary conversation on the future of the workplace in our digital economy. Long History However, despite the current hype, the concept of robots is not a new one. The...

Read More27 Apr 16
New Zealand’s Common Ledger Hooks USD770,000 For Accounting Platform

New Zealand-based online accounting firm Common Ledger has raised NZD1m (USD0.77m) from angels. The company says it will use the backing to fund sales and distribution costs, as well as accelerate growth in its home market and in Australia. Launched in 2014, the company is based in Wellington. The firm helps clients manage data, handle different accounting platforms and reduce time spent tied up in paperwork.

Read More23 Apr 15
Top 10 European Ed-Tech Investments To Watch

The education tech marketplace is historically dominated by US investments, with learning platforms like Educents, Socratic and Classkick collectively reeling in USD10.6m in funding in the last month. According to StrategyEye data US companies accounted for 62% of global investment in education tech companies last year - a figure that reflects the region's broader domination of tech funding to date. However, other regions are beginning to gain ground in this sector. While Europe accounted for...

Read More09 Apr 15