We announced earlier this month we have partnered with the Angels of Australia to present the National Angel Awards 2018 We are pleased to announce that categories and entry criteria have been finalised and entries are now open for the National Angel Awards. The awards will be presented on the Angels of Australia Cruise from 11-14 September 2018.
The 2017/18 financial year is drawing to a close and the Techboard team is working towards its first Annual Funding Report covering funding events by Australian startups and young tech companies confirmed during the 2017/18 financial year. This will be the most comprehensive annual funding report covering the Australian Startup and Tech Ecosystem ever. We want to make sure we cover as many funding events as possible so we are calling on the support and assistance from companies, advisors, investors/funders and others to help supplement our dataset.
Our latest interview sees Techboard correspondent Bradley Delamare from Tank Stream Labs make a switch from interviewee to interviewer (see the Techboard interview with Bradley). Bradley, spoke with Anthony Millet, CEO of residential property crowd-investment platform BRICKX following their $9M capital raise. We recently caught up with Anthony at the Myriad Launch Party in Brisbane where he was demonstrating his snake wrangling skills.
Techboard is very proud to be partnering with the Angels of Australia to present the National Angel Awards 2018 which will celebrate the contribution made by Angel Investors to the Australian Startup and Tech Ecosystem
Techboard has been invited to take part in this year's Policy Hack in Brisbane organised by StartupAus. Techboard CEO Peter van Bruchem will be taking part in the Data and Measurement group working to help develop a clear data picture of the startup ecosystem.
Techboard is pleased to present its funding report covering funding events confirmed in the March 2018 quarter, involving startups and young tech companies which are eligible for a listing on Techboard. Data is collated by the Techboard team from public sources both manually and via semi-automated screening of the over 2000 companies that are actively tracked. Techboard also has deals reported via relationships with investors, investment groups and angel groups across the country. Techboard would especially like to thank Melbourne Angels, Brisbane Angels, Gold Coast Angels and Perth Angels for their on-going collaboration and all people who submitted information to us via our new Funding Event submission form and companies who announced their funding events on Techboard using our announcements platform.
Techboard collects data on Australian Startups and Young Tech Companies and produces a variety of Data Products including our Quarterly Funding Reports. These reports contain all funding events identified by the Techboard Team for the companies we are tracking during the course of our monthly collection of data for the preparation of the Techboard Rankings and Traction Reports and includes funding events reported in the press, and announced on Techboard using our Announcements Platform. We also have funding events reported to us directly by a number of investor groups as outlined on our Partners Page.
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.