When Xero first opened its Australian headquarters in Melbourne three years ago, the company had seven staff servicing just under 5000 customers. The cloud accounting software company now has over 80 staff in Australia (56 in Melbourne alone), servicing over 50,000 customers in the market.

Futuretech develops telepresence tools to bring people together online. Its flagship product has been picked up by funeral homes of all places and Sim Ahmed talks to the guys running it about selling software to grave diggers.


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