➡ The Completely Selective Startup Grid
Hurro! Thanks for checking out the periodic table of Australian startups 🇦🇺. Here are 118 completely selective startups we found on the internet. Happy Hustling! Shooting Unicorns Team 🦄
Presagen’s unique AI platform allows rapid development and delivery of cloud-based products for automating
human behaviour, and image-based medical diagnostics. Founded by Dr Michelle Perugini and Dr Don Perugini,
Presagen brings together deep learning, computer vision and other techniques to analyse large data-sets
of historical medical images in order to create accurate medical diagnostic tools. The platform uses
Defense technology to automate complex human-centric tasks; such as automating core back-office, front-office,
or administrative tasks, to increase productivity, performance and consistency.
Augment Space is a team of innovators and virtualizers, working to make the process of virtual, augmented
and mixed reality simple. Founders Akash Nigam and Priyanka Nigam created Augment Space as a simple,
innovative and affordable solution to showcase and market interior and exterior environments online.
These solutions can be used in industries from education to construction and real estate to tourism.
Virtuality allows their clients to create high impact virtual tours that are immersive and fully interactive,
responsive and can be viewed on a variety of platforms including smartphones, tablets, computers and
virtual reality headsets.
Fleet is an agile, next generation connectivity company. Founded by aerospace engineers Flavia Tata Nardini
and Dr Matthew Tetlow, as well as serial entrepreneur Matt Pearson, Fleet’s mission is to Connect Everything
using cutting-edge communications and space technologies to maximise the resource efficiency of human
civilisation and enable the next industrial revolution with their free, ubiquitous connectivity platform.
They’re making it faster, simpler and cheaper to connect the world’s devices. Fleet has offices in South
Australia, California and the Netherlands. In early 2017 they closed Series A funding of $5 million.
Tappr is a FinTech company developing the next generation payment system technology for sme’s. Founded in
a living room by Brett Hales and Kerry Esson, Tappr brings a wealth of tools that online businesses take
for granted, in-store. The solution’s main focuses including being payment agnostic, terminal agnostic,
data-rich and seamlessly integrates with the Tappr app or other POS providers. Their vision is to enable
merchants to accept any form of payment their customers prefer. To date, the team has secured over $5m
The Haystack team have developed a stylish & smart digital business card solution geared for small, medium
and enterprise clients. Haystack cards can be sent to anyone on any device and utilize a learning algorithm
to intelligently update contact information over time. The company was founded in 2014 by Ran Heimann,
Matan Heimann and Nir Heimann. Haystack cards are currently being used in more than 100,000 companies
around the world, including a number of Fortune 500 companies. So far the team has raised $1.34 million
Adepto gives organisations the power to create and leverage their own marketplace. Through SaaS and consulting
services, Adepto helps businesses to find, engage and directly manage their own contingent workforce.
Founded by Chris Milligan and Michael Derwin, the Adepto team set out to shift their cost base from fixed
to variable, and create true organisational agility. Adepto takes a view that all talent is ultimately
contingent – so they focus on helping business manage their external talent as well as enabling internal
Clipchamp offers a unique suite of video tools that runs entirely in the browser, giving users a fast and
simple way to collect, record, edit, upload and share videos. Their technology makes compressing and
converting videos up to 20 times faster than traditional methods, without impacting visible quality.
Founded by Alexander Dreiling, Soeren Balko, Tobias Raub and David Hewitt, Clipchamp has published 3
products that are all gaining international traction.
FunCaptcha is the world’s only managed CAPTCHA service. It uses a patent-pending 3D model approach to create
gamified puzzles that leverage gaps in machine vision. Founded by Kevin Gosschalk and Matthew Ford, FunCaptcha
determines if a user is human and stops automated abuse with image-based games that are easy to solve.
Since their launch in 2013, FunCaptcha has raised $2.21 million and become an integral security solution
for the likes of Electronic Arts, Kik, Distil Networks and many others.
Megaport is a start-up turned ASX-listed company that has evolved into a powerhouse within the tech industry.
Megaport makes connectivity easy and enables digital transformation and cloud adoption for enterprises.
Rapid growth since inception has resulted in over 730 customers, and 165 enabled data centres in 37 cities
across 19 countries. Megaport is partnered with the top five global Cloud Service Providers: Amazon Web
Services, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle, Microsoft, and Google. Established in 2013, founded by Bevan Slattery,
and led by Vincent English.
Outfit is a brand automation and marketing production platform that is transforming how businesses and agencies
large and small create, collaborate, localise and distribute brand assets. More than 1,200 clients from
across 40 countries use Outfit. Founded by Bruce Stronge, the entrepreneur behind NetEngine and Trigger,
Outfit has raised $1 million in investment and is expanding to the UK and US. Outfit has been featured
in the AFR and Marketing Magazine Australia, and is shortlisted as a finalist in Anthill Magazine’s #Smart100
Startups for 2017.
GO1 is software that allows clients to train their staff and customers. GO1 was founded by Andrew Barnes,
Vu Tran, Chris Eigeland and Chris Hood as a way to make it easier for companies to find, book, and complete
corporate training. They have seen great success including being accepted in the Y Combinator Summer
Program and in 2015 received early investment of more than US$1 million. In December 2016 the group secured
a further $4 million in funding allowing them to continue their global expansion. They now operate out
of Sydney, Brisbane, KL, Vietnam and San Francisco.
MOVUS is a provider of Industrial Internet of Things solutions. MOVUS was founded in 2015 by Brad Parsons
and Michel Lamarre, to help businesses find ways to optimise the resources they currently manage, by
bringing new thinking and innovation. Through improved management, businesses can save money, create
greater employee satisfaction, generate less waste, and have a positive impact on the planet. The team
have built the FitMachine a full-stack sensor solution designed to capture machine failures in advance
using AI. They have received $900,000 in seed investment and $350,000 in State and Federal Grants.
Process PA is cloud-based software that automates association procedures and paperwork, saving committee
members from administration time. Founder Matthew Rowan created the platform while learning himself how
poorly these processes work for secretaries and committee members across organisations across the country.
Matthew and co-founder, Mick Gerrard, joined forces when discovering they both had a keen interest in
process driven technology solutions and a very similar approach to working. So far the team have raised
$94,000 from investors muru-D and RCL Accelerator.
Travelshoot is a service that helps you book with a local photographer while travelling. The platform provides
a way to connect travellers with local and professional photographers. The idea came to founder Sarah
Pearce when on holidays with her husband and having the fortune of experiencing a professional shoot
in NYC. Their break came when they won the “My Shark Tank Australia competition” which announced Travelshoot
as Australia’s favourite new business concept in 2015. Since then the enquiries have been flooding in.
The team have raised $500,000 from Steve Baxter and Creative Enterprise Australia to continue their growth.
Flystein is a personalized flight search service for individuals and small corporations. This self-funded
startup was founded by Roman Kalyakin and Vlad Protasov who wanted to share their knowledge of flight
hacking techniques to others around the world. Since their launch, they have leveraged a large team of
travel hackers to satisfy over 1700 happy customers. Saving each customer an average of $250+ per trip.
They have partnerships with Hacker Paradise, Terminal 3, Teleport and Embark.
BenchOn is an online Supplier Sourcing Platform that matches idle employees to short-term contracts from
reputable companies. Witnessing the employee under-utilisation issue in businesses across Australia,
founder Tim Walmsley set out to fix this problem. Their B2B Supplier Sourcing Platform allows businesses
to put their workforce to work by matching their idle employees to short-term contracts from reputable
companies. Since launching in 2016, BenchOn has signed over 200 companies, hosted $20 million worth of
contracts and received Seed investment of $130,000 from investors including Blue Chilli Investment.
Folktale is a mobile app that puts the power of a film director in the palm of your hand. The platform provides
a marketplace that connects brands with a community of contributors by providing a fun and engaging platform
for the curation and co-creation of video content. Folktale was founded by Sarah Mak, a Canadian behaviourist
and David Lloyd-Lewis, an Australian filmmaker, who shared an obsession with storytelling and impact.
The team has received pre-seed funding through the Blue Chilli & CCIQ’s Collaborate program as well as
a grant from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Their tool is available for download in the app store.
Maxwell MRI is an AI and MRI powered diagnostic test for prostate cancer. They give clinicians, researchers
and companies the tools they need to accelerate the design, development, delivery of clinical diagnostics
built upon medical imaging, pathology and other data. Maxwell MRI was founded in 2016 by Elliot Smith
and Matthew Brown with the goal to reduce unnecessary, invasive and costly follow-on tests and improve
the patient experience. By combining deep learning with modern medical imaging Maxwell MRI is set on
developing a method of prostate cancer diagnosis that is faster, more accurate and more affordable, without
the side effects of current methods.
Storyboard lets you create engaging and rich stories from your photos & videos. Storyboard’s main feature
is its extremely accurate mapping function. Founder Darren Tonkin ideated his platform while retelling
stories; he wanted to be able to not only share images but also visually map out where he had been. The
bootstrapped business has a small team of three and won numerous awards including QUT Creative Enterprise
Australia’s Creative3 Pitch, Tropical North Queensland Innovation Inspiration Award. At Creative Business
Cup in Denmark Storyboard competed with the best startups across 65 countries, to take out 13th place.
Storyboard is available on the App Store and Google Play.
Confeti is a wedding planning startup that shows users the wedding suppliers they should talk too. Confeti
was created by Paul Carr after starting a venue hire company called Zenue which helps people find cool
and unusual venues for events. Pretty soon after launching Zenue, they realised the bulk of users were
brides-to-be. He noticed couples were spending 10+ hours a week to find wedding inspiration but struggling
to connect that with suppliers in their area. Confeti’s superpower is the machine learning tech that
eliminates suppliers based on a user’s dislikes and prioritises suppliers based on their likes.
SponServe is a software solution that streamlines and enhances sponsorship servicing and inventory management
through simple to use cloud-based software. The ACT-based startup was founded by Daniel Oyston, Mark
Thompson and Tim Canham. Their solution allows their clients to plan and track completion of required
tasks, manage inventory, provide on-going reporting, insights and sponsorship acquittal. To date, the
team has received $600,000 in Seed funding and acquired 90+ clients worldwide.
Spinify turns employee performance data into leaderboards and displays them on a TV, computer and mobile
phone App. The lively leaderboards are designed to engage and motivate staff to focus on completing the
metrics that matter for business success. Spinify was founded by Matt Bullock who believes the fundamental
role of a leader is to ensure the right people do the right things. Leaderboards achieve this by providing
immediate performance feedback on staff completion of activities. Visible performance drives action and
employees work harder to top the leaderboard.
SignOnSite is a Workplace Health and Safety platform that enables customers to automate their site visitor
registration process. It solves the issues of lost-time and lack of safety that surrounds the current
paper system. Founded by Alexandria Garlan, Krishan Caldwell and Mitchell Harmer, SignOnSite creates
compelling workplace safety technologies with easy-to-use design. They’ve worked alongside government,
WHS authorities and construction industry players to develop industry compliant solutions.To date, they
have received $590,000 in Seed funding and have $1.6 billion worth of active projects currently under
management on their platform.
ActivePipe launches the real estate industry into the digital and increasingly consumer focussed 21st century
market. Founded by Ashley Farrugia ActivePipe use automated email-marketing campaigns that operate on
a real estate agent’s behalf, with communication that is powerful, consistent and personalised. Smart
data analytics and advanced reporting features eliminate the guesswork, telling agents who is ready to
transact so they can close more deals. ActivePipe are used by over 700 offices in Australia including
Ray White, LJ Hooker and Barry Plan and they intend to expand to the UK and US.
After a number of years working together agency side, Elevio founders, Chris Duell & Matt Trimarchi saw the
way that support content was being delivered to users was fundamentally broken, and took it on themselves
to rethink support content creation and delivery. Elevio has grown to be a success story of growing from
a bootstrapped side project to being a venture backed company with investments from the likes of Blackbird
and AirTree, with a growing team, hundreds of customers globally from Fortune 500 to bootstrapped startups
serving their self service software on over 100M pages a month.
Shooting Unicorns is an empty shell company started by two derp developers currently shipping seamingly useless tech products. Their vision for 2018 is to ship 12 passion projects.
Agersens is developing an innovative solution to enable automated movement and control of livestock. This
device connects animals to the internet and benefits farmers by increasing productivity and reducing
operational costs, improving the health and welfare of livestock, and improving our environment by helping
farmers prevent cattle polluting our waterways. Founded by Ian Reilly Agersens has negotiated a worldwide
exclusive licence to CSIRO intellectual property that trains an animal to stay or move within a virtual
fence boundary. To date Agersens have raised $2.36 million in funding rounds.
Curo provides families with the reassurance that their loved one is remaining independent and can continue
to care for themselves. Using non-intrusive sensors in the home Curo provides insights via a smartphone
application which aims to change the way the world looks at ageing-in-place and the relationship between
family and their loved ones. Founded by Tim McDougall and Matt McDougall, Curo has received $1 million
seed investment and expanded their operation to the US.
Every user has a behavioural fingerprint; a unique, nuanced way they use their own computer. Behavioural
fingerprints can be monitored to detect malware and attackers, who don’t behave the same way as a typical
end user. Investing in detecting security breaches as early as possible allows organisations to take
control. Founded byJeff Paine the idea for ResponSight was first pitched at BlueChilli’s Disrupt@Scale
startup program and they were announced the winners in February 2015. In 2016 they raised $1.15 million
in a seed funding.
Liminal VR combines neuroscience and design principles in virtual reality to induce a range of cognitive
and emotional states in people. Their mission is to safely empower people to choose how they want to
feel throughout the course of the day. CEO Damian Moratti is an entrepreneur with almost a decade of
experience starting and running I.T. support and eMarketing businesses. Co Founder Nick Busietta is a
major projects IT lawyer, psychology graduate obsessed with the idea that combining human psychology
with the power of virtual reality is a natural progression for the human mind. Liminal are in talks with
various educational institutions hoping to introduce Liminal’s research into their curriculum.
Liven is a restaurant discovery and rewards platform that actually pays users to do what they already love
to do – eat out. Founders, David Ballerini, William Wong and Grace Wong saw the emerging potential of
mobile payments. They added a charity component to the app to allow people to share their rewards with
those in need, giving charities an entirely new way to fundraise. Liven has recently raised $10 million
in venture capital, and are now eyeing expansion into a third Australian city followed by the US and
UK markets by years end.
MoneyPlace is an online marketplace that connects investors with credit-worthy borrowers. Users have to apply
online in order to get a credit estimate after which they will be matched with suitable investors. Afterwards,
borrowers will get this money electronically transferred to their respective accounts. MoneyPlace was
launched by ex-NAB employee Stuart Stoyan in 2014 when he saw that banks were no longer doing their part
to support customers. Stuart observed the peer to peer trend globally and took the opportunity to bring
this concept to Australia.
ParentPaperwork is easy to use online forms system for schools, students and parents,replacing paper forms
in schools. ParentPaperwork officially launched and have gone from strength to strength signed Brisbane
Catholic Education Office schools (140 schools), KIPP Public Schools Houston (32 schools), a range of
marque private schools including Scots College (Sydney), Canberra Girls Grammar and Hume Anglican Grammar.
They are partnering with GroupCall in the UK, have secured a couple rounds of seed funding and are also
exploring integrations with other Edtech products.
Search, compare and book wellness, beauty and fitness services on Honee. Founder Matthew Jones wanted to
make it easy to find wellness, beauty and fitness venues in Melbourne. They help Melburnians look and
feel amazing by providing the most accurate and up-to-date information on their favourite venues, as
well as helping businesses promote their brands and find new clients. They cater to services including
beauty, nails, hairdressers, spas, massage, acupuncture, yoga, pilates and fitness. The team raised $512k
in 2016 to continue expansion.
Speedlancer is a marketplace of 450 curated freelancers available on-demand. They deliver tasks in as little
as 4 Hours or in Bundles for full-stack campaigns. Founded by 22-year-old entrepreneur, Adam Stone. Today
Speedlancer offers writers, designers, researchers, lead-generators and developers. Their team includes
Jon Westenberg in Sydney as well as a globally distributed team employees (in additional to their 450
highly curated freelancers) in the US and Brazil.
Timelio is a high growth FinTech company with an online marketplace for invoice finance and supply chain
finance. Timelio brings together growing businesses directly with a network of investors who fund their
invoices. Wife and Husband Founders, Charlotte and Andrew Petris, noticed how tough it was for Australian
SMEs trying to grow a business without access to adequate finance. Timelio has raised $5.5 million in
capital and aspire to be the first Australian fintech to fund $1 billion to Australian SMEs.
Unlockd is an enterprise mobile platform that rewards consumers when they unlock their mobile phone. The
revolutionary ad and content funded mobile platform provides consumers a value exchange whether it be
discounts off their mobile phone bill, free data or premium entertainment content, in exchange for viewing
ads, content or offers upon unlocking their smartphone. Unlockd was founded by Matthew Berriman in Melbourne,
they have since since grown to New York and London.
Yume Food is a marketplace that helps connect businesses that have premium surplus or excess produce with
other businesses that can use it. Yume was founded by Katy Barfield, after witnessing the amount of food
that’s wasted in the commercial food sector. The existing food supply framework in Australia means that
9.5 million tonnes of food is discarded each year. It’s estimated that between 400,000 and 600,000 tonnes
of that food is accessible, edible, quality food and could not just be rescued, but used, eaten and enjoyed.
In February this year, Yume raised $2.6 million investment to continue their mission.
Blockfreight provides innovative solutions for freight and shipping. Within their active R&D they engineer
novel systems and standards to solve inherent issues and eliminate cost centres, which arise during the
standard shipping process. Blockfrieght was designed to bring enhanced levels of operational efficiency
and eliminate costs which can arise in freight. Blockfreight™ was founded with initial capital being
provided by the founders, Julian Smith, Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center Incubator and private placement
of funds from active members of the MBTC community.
Businesses are evolving at the speed of light but payments lag behind. In this increasingly globalised world,
having the right infrastructure for cross-border payments is crucial. Airwallex was founded by a team
of entrepreneurs, Jacob Dai, Jack Zhang, Lucy Yueting Liu, Ki-Lok Wong and Max Li who knew international
payments could, and should, be better. Airwallex is backed by high profile investors including Tencent,
Sequoia Capital China, MasterCard and Gobi Partners. As of May 2017, Airwallex raised US $16 million.
Connect your ordering app, payment device, loyalty and reservations platforms to POS. Doshii is the smart
new API platform that coordinates all your apps and payment systems. Founded by Sean O’Meara, Doshii
was created to fix the growing need for integration between apps. Doshii is the only Australian ‘middleware’
API for the hospitality industry. So far Doshii have signed several of the largest POS in Australia,
including Impos, H&L & SwiftPOS. They have a global agreement with Omnivore, who is the Doshii of the
US. This means Doshii can provide Aussie Apps access to the US market and vice versa.
Fillr’s ‘autofill as a service’ seamlessly integrates into clients apps, enabling customers to transact faster,
boosting conversions and revenue. Their powerful mapping engine, algorithms and machine learning technology
utilise advanced proprietary textual heuristics to read forms as close to human representation as possible.
Founders, Chris Koch and Chad Stephens saw the opportunity for autofill technology beyond the property
sector. Fillr now has offices in Melbourne and San Francisco and is backed by SoftBank China Capital
(Alibaba’s largest investor), Southern Cross Venture Partners, Reinventure and Constant Innovation.
Littlepay is an Australian fintech start-up focused on developing micropayment processing services. Founded
by Michael Walters, littlepay are backed by a global investment company with a long track record of investing
in and developing payments technologies, littlepay are backed by a global investment company with a long
track record of investing in and developing payments technologies.
Plattar is an Augmented Reality app builder & content management system. Founder Rupert Deans and his team
have been working on the SaaS platform for 2 years before officially launching February 2017. Seeing
that AR was difficult and costly to create and considering this was the case in website development before
the likes of WordPress, Rupert knew there was an opportunity to create the world’s first Augmented Reality
enablement platform for businesses and individuals to create, manage and deploy Augmented reality and
mixed reality experiences. Plattar has already raised $1.1 million capital from News Corp.
TRIBE is a marketplace that connects social media content creators with leading brands to transform word
of mouth recommendations. Founder, Jules Lund, well-known TV & radio host designed the platform as a
personal workflow solution to assist with his own time management of brands offering him payment to post
on his social accounts. Today TRIBE has 13,000 influencers in the app and 2600 brand campaigns through
the platform and has secured $5.35 million in Series A funding to support their global expansion.
Based on the projected growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and their experience in designing over in-market
10m devices. Founders Slade Sherman, Doug Buckle and Travis Crothers designed a product development process
for brands and enterprise companies that help them use emerging technology to solve their biggest challenges.
Creator Global provide consulting services to help clients with Internet of Things strategy and development
of connected devices. In North America, they are working with leading beverage brands like Coca-cola
and Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer. Locally in Australia, the team work with clients
such as Telstra, the RACV and Bacardi.
Finch is a fintech startup with a vision to reimagine the consumer finance experience. Finch beat over 100
fintech startups from around the world for one of eight spots in Silicon Valley’s top fintech incubator
– Envestnet | Yodlee. Founded by Toby Gardner and Shahirah Gardner, the two realised that traditional
banks and institutions are struggling to understand the millennial generation and their financial habits.
The app is a social spending app for Australian millennials that allows them to pay friends, stay friends,
and achieve financial wellness together.
Growing pure food by aquaponics in urban farming. More taste, less waste and grown close to where you live
and eat. Founded by entrepreneurs Steve Gleeson and Paul Hopper, PurePonics is an innovative AgTech startup
combining Aquaculture and Hydroponics to produce fresh, safe and sustainable food, with no use of chemicals.
Since the company’s inception, they have sourced specialist researcher Yoni Sharon from Israel, built
facilities in Geelong, begun to generate their first revenue stream through production and will soon
be looking for more investment to accelerate their expansion across Australia and beyond.
Lithodomos VR produces and distributes archaeologically accurate reconstructions of the ancient world in
virtual reality for tourism, education, and entertainment. Founded by Simon Young, Tony Simmons and Dr.
M. Hamdi Kan, by December 2016 the company had released its first app, Ancient Jerusalem in VR. By the
end of January 2017, the company had closed an initial seed funding round of $900,000 AUD in private
investment and has since been rapidly expanding across Europe. The company’s products are available now
on the App Store, Google Play, and Oculus.
The world’s first crowdsourced online delivery option. With 20 years’ freight and logistics experience. Passel
has secured angel investment and are embarking on a seed funding round. Passel will launch in Melbourne
in September with a number of retail clients including Motto Fashion. They have already had positive
feedback from Silicon Valley; which they plan to tackle after delivering 300,000 items in Australia next
The Lumery is a unique collective of MarTech & AdTech experts providing brands with Advisory, Strategy and
Execution services on the applications they have today, and will have in the future. Tired of the ‘buzz
word approach’ around MarTech, Founders, Rajan Kumar, Ben Fettes and Simon O’Day believe that brands
have traditionally had limited options to call upon when seeking agencies. In less than 6 months the
team has set up shop in Cremorne and have a talented team servicing clients including Australia Post
The notes app for creative work. Milanote is a place to put it all together. See your ideas, notes and research
side by side. Used by designers, writers, marketers and other creative professionals from companies like
Facebook, Apple, Uber, Google, Philips and Nike. Designed by founders Michael Trounce, Marc Clancy and
Brett Warren and Ollie Campbell as an internal tool for their other business Navy Design before realising
the tool was something that could be applied to any creative process. Deciding to spin it out, they launched
Milanote in February, garnering over 40,000 sign ups in just the first couple of months.
Afterpay is the new way for Australians to pay. Their easy-to-use payment process allows shoppers to buy
their product today and pay it off in 4 equal fortnightly instalments. Launched by Nick Molnar, Afterpay
floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in May 2016 and partners with hundreds of Australia’s leading
retailers such as Cue, Marcs, General Pants, Glue, Topshop and Hype DC. Their process is now available
both online and in-store. Afterpay was awarded “FinTech Innovator in Payments” at the inaugural FinTech
Awards 2016 and “FinTech Organisation of the Year” at The Finnies, May 2017.
Unscriptd is a publishing platform connecting the eco-system of athlete media offering athletes and partners a suite of premium content options.
Beauro makes discovering, booking and paying for hair & beauty appointments online possible at
top salons and day spas in Melbourne and Sydney. On fleek in one click!
Medipass builds digital health-grade payment solutions, connecting patients, practitioners and payers in ways that drive system efficiency and better experiences of care. For Patients. Medipass solutions put the information patients need to make better decisions right at their fingertips.
Localz make last mile innovations work in the real world at scale for enterprises. They are experts in location and mobile technology with an agile ability to integrate cutting edge technology with enterprise legacy environments.
Camplify is Australia’s leading peer-to-peer RV sharing platform connecting people wanting to hire caravans,
motorhomes, campervans, and camper trailers with RV owners in a peer-to-peer sharing environment. Founder
Justin Hales and his wife noticed all of the RVs sitting on lawns in his area doing nothing for the majority
of the year. Just 10 days later Camplify was launched. Similar to an AirBNB model, Camplify allows aspiring
campers who lack the equipment, the ability to go on holidays using other people’s RVs. In June 2015
the team secured $625,000 in funding from investors and February 2017 the team secured a further $1.9
million in funding.
Cover Genius is the parent company of RentalCover.com and BrightWrite. It is one of the fastest growing Insurtech
startups globally. The company was founded by Chris Bayley and Angus McDonald, former leaders from Google
and Yahoo respectively. RentalCover.com is a global distributor of car rental insurance that partners
with online travel agents worldwide. To date Cover Genius has raised $1.5 million in seed investment
and has offices in Austin, TX, London and Sydney, Australia.
Easyshare is an online platform for paying rent and bills. Housemates can set up their own individual payment
method and easyshare takes care of the rest. The platform will collect rent from each housemate and pay
the total to the property manager or landlord. Easyshare also take care of splitting bills, tracking
shared expenses and helping with shared savings. Payment options are flexible with the ability to pay
via bank transfer or credit card. Founded by John Bush, easyshare has already helped customers to pay
over $10 million worth of rent and bills.
Equitise offers an equity crowdfunding platform for private investors to invest in early-stage companies
and startups. Founded 2014 by Chris Gilbert, Jonathon Wilkinson and Panche Gjorgjevski, Equitise is a
trans-Tasman investment platform. They bring together the Australasian investment network, providing
a platform for high growth and innovative companies to partner with investors who believe in them. Equitise
is backed by Investec, AWI, H2 Ventures, Tank Stream Ventures, BridgeLane Capital and well-known Angels.
They are creating an intuitive and automated investment ecosystem which is highly social and inclusive
for all investors.
Leezair creates apps and integrations that allow people to experience their surroundings more often and more
conveniently. Born out of frustration, as most great platforms are, the concept came to Founder Enguerrand
Vidor, when he was travelling in the Philippines. Frustrated with the difficulty of trying to book scuba
diving, Angus realized that the entire activities market wasn’t meeting consumer needs for a mobile app
that enabled last minute bookings in real time. Leezair aims to inspire adventure and encourage freedom
through personalisation. The team are now a proud participant of the Qantas AVRO accelerator program.
Mad Paws was created to fill in the pet boarding market for affordable, and local pet accommodation whilst
still maintaining the care, love, and attention pets received at high-end, expensive, pet boarding services.
Founder Alexis Soulopoulos founded Mad Paws after graduating from University of Sydney Business School.
After just eight months of operation, the startup raised its first venture capital round of $1.1 million
to further accelerate its growth. Mad Paws is now Australia’s number one pet services marketplace and
is expanding fast.
Marketlend is a peer to peer lending platform to small and medium enterprises that offers investors secure
and robust investment in business with loss protection and insurance. Investors buy a tradeable note
that secures part or all of the loan, and it is managed by a trust manager with the trustee handling
all cash collections. Founder Leo Tyndall launched Marketlend after an extensive career in financial
services industry. In June 2016 the team announced that it has closed a $1 million investment round led
by Jon Barlow, who has been appointed as a non-executive member of Marketlend’s board of directors.
Nano-X is an innovative cancer treatment system being designed and developed in Australia. Nano-X will change
the delivery of radiation therapy from large reference centres to small-town hospitals. An advanced on-board
imaging/planning system captures 3D images in real-time, controls the radiation beam, and automatically
delivers the right amount of energy to the right tissue, requires fewer dedicated staff. Founded by Ilana
Feain and Paul Keall, Nano-X simplifies radiation therapy by moving radiation therapy system complexity
from hardware to software. To date the team have received a $2.5 million grant to continue their work.
Ordermentum is a web-based ordering and payments platform for the food and beverage industry. Founded by
seasoned tech and F&B professionals Adam Theobald and Andrew Low, Ordermentum was created to solve the
F&B industries problem when it comes to collecting orders and chasing payments. It is a two sided network
allowing retailers to order from all suppliers and for suppliers to grow brand engagement, eliminate
all data entry and offer insights through data.
Sound Scouts is a game designed to test the hearing of children. They have taken the science of a hearing
test, embedded it into a mobile game that allows them to collect data and continually improve their offering.
Founder Carolyn Mee, understanding that hearing issues impact learning, hopes that Sound Scouts will
eventually be adopted by the government to provide cost-effective hearing screening to all Australian
children. It can pick up undiagnosed hearing issues that may affect a child’s social or academic development.
In March 2017 Sound Scouts were announced a winner of the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in the Health
and Wearables category.
Muru is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence DJ Brain. Muru has combined AI with deep learning and the fundamentals of DJ-ing to create the first automated song classification engine, that can classify a song in under 5 seconds with 99% accuracy. Founder, Nicc Carter-Johnson, who has also been a professional DJ for 16-years, including a 7-year residency at Pacha Ibiza – initially came up with the idea while consulting to hospitality venues. Although a b2b technology company, Muru’s mission is to become the industry standard for song classification and provide the tools for the digital music industry to really thrive.
The Yield is an AgTech solutions company which develops IoT-based solutions for agriculture and aquaculture.
They’re on a mission to transform food and farming practices by building safe, scalable digital technology.
Founder Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur who is passionate about utilising technology to play
a role in the sustainable governance of the planet. Since launch, their first product Sensing+ has won
numerous awards. In April this year, the team announced a successful Series A funding round of $6.5 million,this
funding takes investment in the company to $11.5 million in two years.
Wattblock offers quick, customised energy saving roadmaps online for strata buildings which can reduce their
energy consumption by up to 65 per cent. The business was co-founded by Brent Clark and Ross McIntyre
to assist buildings with energy tariff optimisation, planning energy efficiency projects, product and
service selection, financing and planning ahead for solar, batteries, electric vehicle recharge and embedded
electrical networks. They won a place in Telstra’s muru-D technology accelerator program in 2014, then
in 2015 completed a capital raise of $1 million and opened an office in Brisbane office to expand their
Yello is revolutionising the way takeaway deliveries are managed. Building a better driver search and delivery
management system for the foodservice industry. Yello is a marketplace that helps restaurants find, manage,
book, train and pay drivers and helps drivers manage & grow their business. Founded by Steve Fanale and
Johnny Timbs, Yello is a complete driver engagement platform. In October 2016 the team announced their
partnership with Menulog to enable restaurants without drivers to offer food delivery and tap into their
food tracking tech.
Audience Republic is a marketing platform for events, helping organisers sell more tickets. Founded by Jared
Kristensen, Audience Republic power the marketing for events worldwide, including Justin Bieber, Bruce
Springsteen, Sticky Fingers, Broods and Rufus, to name a few. Event organisers simply setup campaigns
which leverage social media & rewards to incentivize fans to invite their friends to purchase tickets,
integrating with existing ticketing providers like Eventbrite or Ticketmaster. In February 2017 the team
announced they closed a $525,000 seed investment round to continue to enhance the platform.
CurrencyVue helps mid-sized businesses understand their FX exposure by integrating major ERP systems into
their platform, allowing their customers to manage invoices and orders from a single location. Established
by Matt Tyrrell, CurrencyVue used feedback from beta customers they decided to enter another period of
product development. They have signed an integration partnership with OFX (previously Ozforex), closed
their Seed Investment round in March 2017 and have employed a development team.
Flare is Australia’s first all-in-one HR and Employee Benefits platform, which is completely free. Flare
HR manages all of your HR needs from digital onboarding, connecting to payroll, leave management, performance
reviews and more. Founded by Jan Pacas, Daniel Cohen, Saul Kaplan and Colin Mierowsky, Flare has signed
up over 30,000 employees in its first year and has received initial seed investment Reinventure Group.
HashChing is Australia’s first online home loans marketplace that instantly connects borrowers to verified
local mortgage brokers registered on HashChing using an AI-driven algorithm. Founded by Atul Narang and
Mandeep Sodhi, HashChing has already gained great traction receiving over $7 billion worth of home loan
applications, $6 billion of that in last 12 months alone. Moving forward HashChing’s target is to have
1,000 active mortgage brokers on the platform and $20 billion worth of home loan applications by January
HIVERY build prescriptive analytics tools, leveraging data using AI and Machine Learning to find new humanly
impossible patterns that drive new profits. HIVERY was born following a big data hackathon that brought
together Franki Chamaki and Jason Hosking, serial entrepreneurs from the Coca-Cola Founders platform,
and Charles Gretton, Matthew Robards, and Menkes van den Briel, data scientists with backgrounds in AI
and Operations Research. The team at HIVERY plan to continue to develop AI SaaS products in the retail
and FMGCs space, and as set up offices in USA and Japan.
Ignition Wealth provides online investment and superannuation advice solutions for the Australian financial
services market. Founded by Mike Giles and Mark Fordree, Ignition Wealth provides automated advice, tools
and calculators to Australian professional financial businesses and financial institutions. They are
Australia’s largest robo-advice specialist. So far the team have successfully raised $4 million to help
expand and grow out their offering.
LayAway Travel Australia is an online travel company specialising in lay-by holidays. Founder Andrew Paykel,
formerly COO of Fisher & Paykel, believes in giving customers control of their personal financial outcomes
and holiday lay-by is opening the door for all Australian’s to travel. Their customised lay-by payment
platform is available for White Label applications and provides front end and back office support. In
the 18 months since the venture started more than $1 million of capital has been raised and they have
sparked the interest of both Jetstar and Qantas. Plans are in place to expand into other countries.
LoanDolphin is a loan bidding marketplace where banks and brokers compete to win your Home Loan. Founders
Ranin Mendis and Rod Dutra met while working in a ‘Big 4’ bank. LoanDolphin is a truly customer-centric
digital loan service that helps it’s customers easily and effortlessly find market-leading interest rates.
They are not affiliated with any one bank or mortgage broker and remain focused on creating a transparent
financial marketplace for all Australians. In November 2016 the team successfully raised $1.1 million
from investors to expand their presence in major capital cities.
Pennybox is an app that teaches kids about money, banking and finance in a fun, practical and highly gamified
way. The goal is to empower kids to learn real-life money concepts such as budgeting, setting savings
goals, negotiating, banking, interest, and debt. Before Pennybox, Co-Founder Reji Eapan was a finance
analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS. The second half of Pennybox, Co-Founder Adam Naor,
left a 7-year career with Google to combine his passion for finance and tech. To date, they have raised
250k from external investors and won the NSW MVP grant.
Persollo is the world’s first platform for targeted social selling powered by data and AI. The platform allows
brands and influencers to convert social and digital media engagement into sales in less than 15 seconds.
Founded by Olga Oleinikova and Kyrylo Medvediev, Persollo has helped 700+ businesses across 16 countries
to increase their conversion to 300% from social media. Those clients include the likes of New Balance,
Australian UGGs Original, HotelsCombined and Marie Claire.
Simpla is a tool for developers that makes building and editing web content easier. Founders Sean King and
Bede Overend created Simpla to allow developers to edit content seamlessly inline, build websites ten
times faster and simply create awesome things. As a modular, open ecosystem of components, developers
can use the ones they need as building blocks for their own content system. In April 2017 the team have
announced the launch of Simpla 2. The goal for Simpla 2 is to open up the element ecosystem, so developers
can build their own Simpla elements and contribute them back to the community.
Sonder Design have created a world first dynamic E Ink keyboard which features 50 customisable keys for all
your design, technology, editing and gaming needs. With app-specific layouts on the keys for all your
applications, Sonder’s keyboard will intuitively swap between layouts. You can create macros and hotkeys
and switch between languages. Sonder was founded by twin brothers Francisco and Felipe Serra-Martins.
The company has offices in Sydney, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Spacer is Australia’s marketplace for space. This platform offers a Peer-to-Peer Marketplace for Self Storage,
linking Hosts with Renters. Founded by Mike Rosenbaum and Roland Tam, the platform provides an efficient
and more cost effective self-storage solution for your boat, car, caravan, furniture and household goods,
in a secure environment for all users. The team secured $1 million funding early on in the piece and
in March 2017 they announced the acquisition of US-based Roost as part of their strategy to tap into
a $27 billion US market.
Splend is Australia’s preferred supplier of vehicles for on-demand rideshare and delivery services such as
Uber and UberEATS. Founded by Chris King, Splend seeks to create the opportunity for people to become
their own boss by using Splend’s vehicle platform, training and mentoring team. Their mission is to help
Splend Members to become more profitable, safer and happier drivers. In February 2017 Splend announced
a $3 million strategic equity investment from Investec to expand their fleet of cars from 1300 to 4000
Tapview provides micropayment services that are easy for the provider to integrate and easy for the customer
to pay. It is an easy way to convert your readers into paying customers. Founders James Jansson, Alexey
Feigin and Jordan Rastrick believe that paying for content online is currently broken. Tapview is a “read
more” button with a small payment attached. A user can click this button to access content on any website
that has Tapview integrated, spending from a single balance across all sites – a pay once, consume many
times model. It works on all modern desktop and mobile browsers and does not require the user to install
an app or a browser plugin.
Uno Home Loans
Uno Home Loans is the first platform to help you search, compare and settle a home loan all in one place
with as much or as little help as you need from a team of experts. Founder Vincent Turner has over 15
years experience as a fintech entrepreneur. His first company, Pisces, built mortgage software used by
over 90% of Australian banks, processing $50bn/year in mortgages. His latest venture, Uno, is Australia’s
first digital mortgage service. Uno has secured $21.5m investment from Westpac. They have been growing
30% month on month since their launch.
Valiant is Australia’s leading business loan marketplace which enables business owners and their advisers
to get tailored business loan options and advice in a matter of minutes. Founders Alex Molloy and Ritchie
Cotton proprietary technology gives business owners the ability to explore products from a universe of
over 60 lenders and get matched to the lenders that they have the highest probability of being funded
by. Valiant currently offers products from lenders that cover the entire spectrum from short-term working
capital lenders to the Big 4 banks. They have raised $800,000 in investment.
Veromo is a platform to get your business off to the ground by streamlining and automating most of the setup
process of starting a business. Veromo was born through creating a positive solution to counter a frustrating
experience faced by Founders Luscheyne Mellon and Andy Giles when setting up their first business together.
Their first round of funding circa $935k helped to get their MVP to market. Luscheyne and Andy have their
sights set on providing a fully integrated, one-stop digital solution for SMEs to launch a business from
anywhere in the world.
BRiN is the world’s first artificially intelligent business advisor & she’s able to provide support to millions
of clients simultaneously. Founder Dale Beaumont, wanted to make education accessible, and support instantaneous
to millions of business owners around the world. In April 2017, Dale and his team released the next generation
of BRiN, which knows the answer to more than 5,000 commonly asked business questions. The app has been
praised by Forbes, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Gizmodo, The Next Web, GQ and Sky Business. You
can find BRiN on the App store or Google Play.
CancerAid is an app that empowers cancer patients and their caregivers. It aims to be the gold-standard tool
for cancer patients worldwide. CancerAid’s founders are cancer doctors, Nikhil Pooviah and Raghav Murali-Ganesh.
The team have already raised a substantial amount in seed investment and generated significant revenue
from customers before the product has reached initial development stage. CancerAid is the first of its
kind tool that helps anyone diagnosed with cancer to navigate through each stage of their cancer journey,
receive care remotely and reduce the isolation of illness.
CoVentured is a platform designed to connect Startups and Corporates. Founded by the team behind Australian
corporate accelerator, Slingshot, CoVentured was created to bridge the gap between corporates looking
to explore the innovation of startups and startups looking to leverage the credibility and client base
of corporates. General Manager Nick Dunford and Slingshot CEO Karen Lawson officially launched the platform
earlier this year with 2000 startups and 25 corporates on board.
Grassrootz helps ‘for purpose’ organisations raise more funds and reduce their cost of fundraising. Grassrootz
was founded by Ben Graetz and Angela Dunn due to their frustrations with the limitations of existing
software products available to raise money online. Grassrootz offers charities the brand control of a
custom build – without the expense – which has lead to fast adoption by charities such as St Vincent
de Paul, Starlight, Cure Brain Cancer, and the Cancer Council.
Hyper Anna is your personal AI powered data analyst. Hyper Anna helps organisations get closer to their data
by serving sculpted insights to their employees. She will write the codes, analyse the data, produce
the charts, and present you with actionable insights. Founders Natalie Nguyen and Sam Zheng liken her
to Siri or Cortana over the top of any company’s database that enables you to ask plain English questions
about the key drivers of your business. The deployment takes 3-5 business days, compared to other alternatives
which take 6 months to 1 year for a number rigid dashboards.
INAMO develops wearable products, including waterproof accessories, wristbands and key-rings, that double
as a contactless prepaid bank card. Founder & CEO Peter Colbert, is on a mission to free you from your
wallet & looks to the day that INAMO’s customers will be able to use their wearable products to catch
public transport, access buildings, as ticketing for festivals, and even your gym membership. In May
2017 the company announced a successful seed funding round of $1.5 million led by Club Investible & private
Incent promise to be the future of loyalty, harnessing the blockchain to turbocharge merchant revenue in
a way that traditional schemes cannot. Because Incent is a digital asset reward, merchants can outsource
infrastructure costs and liabilities to the blockchain, while the consumer is rewarded for their custom
instantly, with an incentive that has intrinsic value. Founded by Rob Wilson, Incent is the first universal
merchant-backed loyalty platform. It’s better loyalty through smarter rewards. It was announced in November
2016 that the team have raised over 1 million in seed funding.
Morse Micro is a fabless semiconductor startup developing Wi-Fi HaLow chips for the Internet of Things market
which are 5x smaller & cheaper, 10x longer range and 200x lower power than conventional Wi-Fi chips.
It is WiFi re-invented for IoT. Founded by Michael De Nil and Andy Terry, experienced ex-Broadcom Wi-Fi
engineers; Morse Micro’s mission is to enable the multi-billion device IoT market with its low power
Wi-Fi HaLow chips.
Seatfrog is the next generation of merchandising technology for airlines. A mobile first, customer centric
auction platform for upgrades on the day of departure, selling seats guaranteed to otherwise fly empty.
Started by founders Iain Griffin, Ben Ient and Dirk Stewart to offer an intuitive mobile experience giving
travellers access to business class seats which would have otherwise flown empty. Since their launch
in 2016, the team have set up a global partnership with Amadeus, and taken $1.2 million in investment.
Soapbox is developing the first Intelligent Customer Service Platform leveraging leading edge Machine Learning
and NLP. The group have released Sofi, an Intelligent Virtual Agent that adds intelligent automation
to existing customer service and support platforms. Sofi engages with customers through an omni-channel
conversational interaction to resolve customer issues without human intervention. Founded by Dion Williams
and Paul Heath, Soapbox was born from the observation that customer service organisations are under increasing
pressure to reduce operating costs whilst maintaining high levels of customer service.
Spaceship is a web-based application that that enables Australians to invest their super into tech companies
such as Apple, Google, Uber, Tesla, and more. As these stories tend to go, the idea for Spaceship came
from the founders own personal frustrations with the financial services industry. Founded in 2016 by
Kaushik Sen, Andrew Sellen, and Dave Kuhn, Spaceship will give Australians the opportunity to have more
control of their super and to invest it in an area that they are passionate about. In September 2016
the team successfully closed $1.6 million from high profile investors including Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Spriggy is an independent technology and education brand, helping families teach children about money in
today’s digital age. Their prepaid card and app are available for children as young as eight years old
to use with their parents. Founders Mario Hasanakos and Alexander Badran created Spriggy out of a desire
to provide a simpler way for parents to give their kids pocket money, while teaching them valuable habits
for managing money.
Sprout Stack is revolutionising how fresh produce is grown and distributed, without compromising the environment.
The Sprout Stack team have achieved this by using vertical hydroponics in a highly controlled environment
called the Sprout Stack Farm; This results in year-round, chemical free, locally grown fresh produce.
Founders Francisco Caffarena & Michael Harder have built 3 fully functional Farms, with their own IoT
automation system. Already Sprout Stack are supplying fresh produce to local restaurants and shops in
Sydney’s North Shore.
Tyde is a unique platform that transforms the connection between patients and clinicians. Founders Tom Synnott,
Sudeep Gohil, Shamus Cooper and Romain Bonjean are working on bridging the gap between clinicians, patients
and their Electronic Health Records. The team have built the first commercially available application
that seamlessly, securely and intelligently accesses the Federal government’s MyHealthRecord initiative.
By combining health data sources in a centralised place, providing access to you and your healthcare
team, they are shifting the focus to patients and creating a new era of health engagement for Australians.
TheMachineQA is looking to fill the void of QA in the gaming industry, by offering services tailored to supporting the construction of a game during the development process. The startup is also open to servicing other softwares too with its internal team, including founder Jason Imms, veterans in the QA space.
Biteable is the world's simplest video maker. Tasmanian founders Simon Westlake, James McGregor and Tommy
Fotak felt that anyone should be able to create wondrous animated videos just as easily as they could
create a Powerpoint presentation. So they created Biteable, a simple platform which allows customers
to build videos online, preview and share with their team before spending a cent. They now have over
2 million registered users and the platform is being used to create over 130,000 unique videos each month.
The team have so far raised $1.1 million Seed funding and have recently opened an office in Melbourne.
Boundlss combines machine learning, biosensor data, AI, NLP and a team of human coaches to help health & life insurers provide innovative, personalised, behaviour based insurance products. Founders Jonah Cacioppe (CEO) and Mike Kruger (CTO) met at a meditation course in their teens. With a joint passion to see people healthy and happy, they set about creating a digital Health Assistant. Looking ahead, the team have a goal to improve the health of over 100 million people by 2020 with their AI-Human Health Assistant and Conversational Platform.
GeoMoby is a location intelligence platform. They are using advanced geofencing, machine learning and real-time geolocation algorithms to help clients realise the value of their data, better communicate with their end-users, increase productivity and eventually improve their bottom line. The idea came when founder Christophe Baudia was backpacking across Australia and realised how difficult it was to get useful information at the right time and place when visiting a new city. Today they have an established presence in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific with revenue that has grown by 100% each year for the past 2 years.
Fleetsu is an enterprise-class telematics provider. Founded by Jakub Felinski, Fleetsu collects and analyses big data streams from GPS, telemetry and IoT sources to create efficient asset management. In doing so they provide businesses with tools to optimise and coordinate the use of vehicles, machinery and equipment. The company is now looking to raise $1 million in VC funding to improve their capabilities and continue their expansion across the country. This would be in addition to the $1.2 million the business has secured so far in Angel investments.
Kikka offers fast cash loans for small businesses. They use data-driven online lending platforms to provide short duration credit products to consumers and small business owners across Australia. By assessing their business in real-time, based on the business’s health and current performance, business owners can receive loan approvals quickly. Kikka Capital was founded by David Brennan. Since launching, Kikka has originated over $12 million in lines of credit and received $2 million in Seed funding from Flexigroup.
Techboard is an Australian startup and tech company discovery and intelligence platform. They enable companies to claim or set up profiles and use the profiles and their ASX-style announcements platform to promote themselves. Through the collection of this data, Techboard monitors the progress of these companies which goes towards a monthly ranking of trending companies and other data products. A handy resource for us at The Martec. Founded by Peter van Bruchem and Rafael Kimberley-Bowen, Techboard has begun to expand Australia wide. They now have over 1700 searchable company profiles, growing by 100+ profiles per month.
Cribber creates engaged worksites, connecting employees and contractors online, regardless of location. Cribber CEO Mike Watson had worked on remote sites as an electrical engineer managing teams of electricians in Australia, NZ, and the Middle East. Co-Founder and COO, Jasmin Ward had worked in risk and compliance with the likes of BHP and Chevron. They both noticed that compliance was manual and communications were onerous. They now work with clients like Woodside, CB&I, and Lightsource energy. They are graduating the Muru-d accelerator program and have raised $150,000 since launching.
Frigbot is powering the Internet of Fridges. Founded by Darren Dwyer, Frigbot is a cellular wireless monitoring device, that plugs into the programming port found on modern commercial refrigeration equipment. This cloud-based technology connects refrigeration equipment to the cloud with access to all functions over the internet from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Customers can configure the Frigbot to send regular email reports and graphs that show time and temperature performance, making it easier for refrigeration companies to track the performance of their products.
QuizJam is a gamified engagement platform that offers an app and web solution to educate, engage and improve the culture within an organization. As well as a lead generation, advertising and engagement solution for Brands. This Perth based startup was founded by Joel Steel and Glenn Morton with the goal of making engagement fun, whilst focusing on important metrics around branding, data capture, lead generation and advertising. They have partnered with Havas Worldwide, worked with high profile clients including Commonwealth Bank, West Coast Eagles and Carsales and have raised just over $1 million in Seed funding to date.
Smartbeat is a SaaS focussed software development company. Wondering how they could measure ROI for marketing and advertising in bricks and mortar locations, founders Todd Sainsbury and Paul Trappitt looked to re-imagine wifi. They designed world-first patent-pending technology, ‘wifi apps’ which allow marketers to connect advertising efforts to customers in bricks and mortar locations with 1 click and no downloads required. Their solution advertises or re-markets to customers online to attract them in store.
Feedmee is an AI-based food discovery app that learns and recommends the food you love based on your eating behaviour. The app was created and founded by Tyler Spooner, Brenda Lai and Anthony Manning-Franklin to taking the decision making out of eating for their clients so that they can spend more time eating food they like and less time scrolling through the endless unappealing options. Founded on strong social morals, Feedmee donates a meal to someone in need every time someone books a table or orders food delivery through the app. The app can be downloaded on iOS, with Android coming soon.
Power Ledger, with their gender diverse founding team, is bringing P2P solar energy trading blockchain technology to the world. The technology allows renewable energy asset owners to decide who they want to sell their surplus energy to and at what price. Power Ledger was founded by Jemma Green, Jenni Conroy, Dave Martin and John Bulich. Through blockchain technology they can provide a transparent, auditable and automated market trading and clearing mechanism for the benefit of producers and consumers. To date, they have raised $34 million AUD.
ActivePort is a managed services provider that has harnessed Software Defined Networking (SDN) with a cloud-based service portal so that customers can instantly provision and scale vendor-neutral carrier and data centre services. The platform offers direct access to AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, as well as to the top peering exchanges. It also provides direct access to private cloud services, disaster recovery, and network backhaul. Founded by Pat Cleary, Grant Farrow and Mark Middleton, ActivePort was recently named as a semi-finalist in the 2017 Western Australia Innovator of the Year program.
HUMM Technologies was created with the goal of expanding human potential with wearable neurotechnology. HUMM is developing a wearable Brain Computer Interface to help gamers achieve and maintain Flowstate in Esports. The wearable harnesses developing neuroscience in Electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial stimulation (tDCS) technology to accelerate training and stimulate better performance from the human brain. Founded by Timothy Fiori, Iain McIntyre, Ahmud Auleear and Christopher Norman, HUMM is VC backed, already gearing up for hiring new staff and looking at expansion into other industries.