Australian Startups Milestones and Achievements March 2017

Every month here at Techboard we publish a ranking of Australian Startups and Young Technology Companies (see our March Ranking). One of the most significant inputs into a company’s monthly score is milestones and achievements. We collect this information in a number of ways: we use our semi-automated google news scraper, we keep track of what we hear on the grapevine (the public information) and companies report their achievements to Techboard using  our Announcements platform.

The table below contains the achievements that we have picked up on over the course of March 2017.

A point for Australian startups and young Tech Companies to note. If you want to make sure your achievements are considered towards our monthly ranking you should announce them on Techboard (you need to set up or claim your profile to do this).

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CompanyEvent / Milestone
HealthEngineClosed $26m Series C round
LivehireRaised $12.5m via a share placement to sophisticated and institutional investors
Quantify TechnologyRaised $5m as part of RTO of WHL Energy
HazerCompleted a $5m private placement to MinRes
CIM EnviroReceived $3m in Series A funding from Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre’s investment arm Capital Markets Technologies
Family ZoneRaised $2.85m, through oversubscribed share placement, supported by $0.5m strategic investment from Fidelio Partners
Found CareersRaised $2.5m from investors including Tim Reed and Stevan Premutico who will both join the advisory board
Red MarkerAcquired by global solutions platform Kaplan (terms not disclosed)
InvestfitRaised a $1.5m Series A round led by VC firm Sapien Ventures
DigitalXRaised $1m from Ironside Capital via the issue of convertible notes
1ScopeRaised $1m from Chinese-backed property developer Aqualand Capital
Campaign MonitorAcquired Vancouver-based customer data platform Tagga
Quantify TechnologyFirst day of trading on ASX after RTO of WHL Energy
ServTech GlobalFirst day if trading on ASX following $6m IPO
Takor GroupAnnounced plans to list on the ASX and raise up to $8m
GamursAcquired Dot Esports, the esports section of the Daily Dot
SpacerAcquired Roost to grow its peer-to-peer parking empire and expand in the US
Sound Scouts2017 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event Winner (Health & Wearable)
Eora 3D2017 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event Winner (Business)
CourseGeniusFounder Sarah Mateljan named one of Business News' 40under40 2017
InstatruckFounder Siobhan Lancaster named one of Business News' 40under40 2017
One AtmosphereFounder Timothy Lyons named one of Business News' 40under40 2017
nectFounder Jamie Shaw named one of Business News' 40under40 2017
SafescapeCompleted the KPMG Energise accelerator program, won Customer Award
Nod.1st place in the gamified pitching event Startup Games organised by UKTI
UpriseFinalist in Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco
Peppermint InnovationReceived approval from the Central Bank of the Philippines to pilot test My Weps Remittance
Cre8tekSubsidiary Flamingo Customer Experience has signed an agreement for a six-month paid trial with DirectMoney Limited
Tech MpireMarch 2017 quarter revenue increases > 50% over the previous quarter
Quantify TechnologyProceeding with an agreement with developer Copper Coast in South Australia, on construction beginning in May 2017
AlcidionSigned an agreement with the Little Company of Mary Health Care to assist the organisation with streamlining clinical coding and patient data across their facilities
Ecocentric EnergyAgreement with the CSIRO giving Ecocentric exclusive rights to CSIRO's algorithms for the accurate measurement of power flows
ProspaEntered a pilot partnership with NRMA Business Insurance to allow their customers to access Prospa's small business lending services
HazerEntered into joint venture discussions with MinRes
BrainchipSigned agreement with French-based Toulouse Tech Transfer for exclusive rights to the JAST learning rules and algorithms developed by CERCO, a French public research lab
Nauti-CraftReceived approval in principal from DNV-GL for the design of the Nauti-Strat26 Windfarm Vessel
SnapprRanked fastest growing Y Combinator Winter 2017 Startup by Mattermark
Simply Wall StreetLaunched into Canada and New Zealand, partnering with Canada’s largest independent brokerage, Questrade
CancerAid2nd place in the Gamified pitching event Startup Games organised by UKTI
Food St.Launched
meetmagicLaunched at PWC's offices in Barangaroo
MorokuPartnered with Misys on gamification for money management
Peppermint InnovationSigned agreement with Philippines LPG delivery company Metro Gas Sales to provide mobile payment solutions
Soter AnalyticsPresented at Perth Angels pitch night
prevyouAlex Ure semi-finalist at 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever Awards
LivehirePartnered with CEB Australia to launch the Women in Tech portal, a diversity initiative
RecceStarted animal testing of its antibitotic
NearmapWon 2017 Esri Partner Conference Best New Content Partner Award
FormalyticsAttended Startup Games in Sydney
DiversiflyPresented at Perth Angels pitch night
IntARfacePresented at Perth Angels pitch night
Parent PowerPresented at Perth Angels pitch night
AirtaskerBegan pilot program with the Commonwealth Bank to create a new customer identification service, CommBank Identified
Cre8tekPresented at Wholesale Investors's ASX Listed Small Cap Showcase
NvoiPresented at Wholesale Investors's ASX Listed Small Cap Showcase
Family ZoneLaunched new School Zone platform
TrendwiseSelected for very first cohort in Austrade's new Landing Pad in Shanghai
VelpicLaunched its virtual reality app
Star Payment SystemsStrong half-year profits announced by part owned South Korean subsidiary NeolCP
Star Payment SystemsAnnounced record revenue of $4m up 228% on 1HY’2016 result
StuckLaunched in Brisbane
All of MeLaunched the e-mental health study in partnership with ECU and Chandler MacLeod
AlcidionPresented at the TechKnow Invest Roadshow in Melbourne and Sydney in the week commencing March 20th 2017
LaunchMiiLaunched their MVP concierge crowdfunding service
Tap into SafetyCompleted the KPMG Energise accelerator program, runner up in investor pitch competition
TechboardExpanded its coverage to include NSW companies
Fleet EngineeringCompleted the KPMG Energise accelerator program
Family ZonePartnered with eSports provider Flaktest who will market Family Zone's products to participants in its next tournament
Simply Wall StreetPartnered with developer of Australia’s Class Super and Alan Kohler’s Constant Investor, Class
Stirfire StudiosRevealed another video for VR puzzle game Symphony of the Machine
DigitalXUpdate to AirPocket app allowing money transfers into certain countries in Latin America goes live in the US on Android
FormalyticsAccepted into the Global Top 50 Sports Tech products of 2017 program run by the Hype Foundation
BotanixReceived approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Queensland Institute for Medical Research to conduct the first clinical study of synthetic cannabidiol for acne using the company’s BTX 1503 product
CancerAidSelected by KPMG and Advance for their latest elevate61 program
Car Next DoorExpanded operations from Sydney and Melbourne into Newcastle and Brisbane
Smarter SpacesSelected by KPMG and Advance for their latest elevate61 program
NuhearaAnnounced a $4.4m placement with plans for a further $2.6m share purchase plan
DiversiflyAnna Pullman appointed as Head of Content and Marketing
Local MeasureAppointed Peter Hughes as VP Strategic Alliances
Actinogen MedicalAppointed Geoff Brooke as chairperson
ADAPT by DesignLatest release enabling leaders to establish a dashboard for each of the teams within their organisation
Tech MpireAppointed Tim Allison as joint Company Secretary
Norwood SystemsAppointed Will Hughs (former chief executive of Telstra Americas and senior vice-president product and design at Telstra) as vice-president Americas
Red PiranhaExpands service offering to Sydney
ThredAppointed Robyn Foyster to the board
BrainchipAppointed Robert Beachler as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Vix TechnologyAppointed Steve Gallagher as non-executive director NBN status to its full listings, making it much easier to find a property with access to super-fast broadband

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