Leading Startup Commentator and Startup Investor Alan Jones from M8 Ventures spoke with Techboard correspondent Matthew Parker from MitchelLake about his journey from working at Yahoo, through founding and investing in startups to joining the KMPG High Growth Ventures Team and raising a new venture fund. Alan has been one of the members of Techboard's NSW Panel of Experts who provide a valuable input into the Techboard Ranking of trending Australian startups and young tech companies.
The world has changed a considerable amount since Techboard went live in June 2015 as a Western Australian focussed startup and tech directory. When we went live with the directory we set up the search engine so that users could start their search by state or company category. We also use these categories in our various data products such as our funding reports and the Month in Aussie Startup and Tech. In the rapid moving startup world new companies are always emerging that mirror or launch the latest in technology and market trends. In order to keep our company categorisation relevant and useful we have twice now had to revise our categories.
Benjamin Arsicault from our friends The Polyglot Group recently spoke with Renald Gallis, Co-founder and VP Marketing at Thinxtra. Benjamin asked Renald about arguably one of the most interesting and revolutionary movements in the digital space: the Internet of Things (IoT). Thinxtra is currently paving the way when it comes to facilitating an efficient platform for the Internet of Things. In this interview, Renald discusses their story, team, leadership, company culture and capital raising methodologies.
During February the Techboard team were busy with a major company re-categorisation project (more on that later).We have had less time to devote to the partly manual identification of milestones and funding outcomes on over 2000 companies so this month we bring you an abridged version of "The Month in Australian Startup and Tech" Report for February 2018.
Today is International Women’s Day and to celebrate we thought we would do a little analysis of the list of top 100 trending startups and Young Tech Companies for 2017 to celebrate the companies in that list that were founded or led by women.
Techboard correspondent Matthew Parker from MitchelLake recently spoke with Bradley Delamare, CEO of Tank Stream Labs who have been very busy expanding. Since becoming anchor tenant in the recently opened Sydney Startup Hub and preparing to launch in Perth, Tank Stream Labs is now the largest tech co-working space in Australia by floor area. Bradley is also a member of Techboard’s Panel of Experts for NSW which provides a valuable input into the monthly Techboard Ranking. Matthew spoke with Bradley about Tank Stream Labs growth plans and corporates partnering with startups.
Techboard Traction Report January 2018
Techboard put a pause on its Techboard Ranking for the month of January but we still have scoured the news and bring you the latest "The Month in Australian Startup and Tech" Report covering the period from our last report which covered November/December to the end of January. The Report outlines the traction that Australian Startups and Tech Companies announced or publicised that they achieved in that month. Since last month we've added a further 96 companies to Techboard and archived several companies that were too old or have been acquired - we're now profiling 2,018 Australian companies.
January is always a slower month for business and news in Australia generally. Despite the season we captured 297 global press mentions of Australian companies, 140 milestones ranging from winning awards to securing significant partners, 39 funding milestones representing over $500M of funding for a total of 219 companies.
It has been a slow start to the year for many but there still has been keen interest on Techboard in some key posts, interviews, company profiles and announcements. This January was roughly twice as big for traffic as the same time last year. Here are the most popular posts on Techboard for January.
Following on from our interview with Power Ledger's Dr Jemma Green, Techboard's Chief Startup Evangelist Peter van Bruchem recently caught up with Dave Martin, Managing Director and one of the co-founders of Power Ledger to talk, ICOs, Data, PR/Investor and stakeholder relations. Power Ledger took out top prize for Highest Trending Company in the Techboard 2017 WA Awards. Power Ledger has also just been confirmed as a Finalist in the Extreme Tech Challenge and is off to the Finals at Richard Branson’s Necker Island in Late February.