Techboard Report reveals over $665M in funding for September quarter

This funding report only includes funding events (including equity, debt, acquisition, and grants) confirmed in the September 2017 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 and through its relationships with investors, VCs and angel groups across the country. In particular Techboard would like to thank Melbourne Angels, Brisbane Angels and Perth Angels for their on-going collaboration. 

By Rafael Kimberley-Bowen

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West Tech Fest Startup Challenge – Submissions Close 23 October

Techboard is pleased to have partnered up with the upcoming West Tech Fest a week of events celebrating Innovation, Investment and entrepreneurship across the Asia Pacific Region running on 4TH – 10TH DECEMBER 2017… including the Techboard 2017 Awards (WA Edition)… but more on that later.

Techboard can offer registration to the main event of the Festival on 7 December, a 1 day conference incorporating the finals of the Startup Challenge at the heavily discounted rate of $85 for genuine Startups (a significant discount over the regular price of $125/$150. Contact us to get the discount code.

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Techboard Company Traction Report September 2017 – the Month in Australian Startup and Tech

Welcome to Techboard’s Company Traction Report for September 2017. In these reports we highlight traction by Australian startups and young technology companies, broken into the three headings of News coverage, Milestones and Funding events. We collect this data as a major input into the monthly Techboard Ranking.

This month we have news mentions, milestones and Funding events for 316 Australian startups and tech companies. The companies are listed in the order in which they appeared in the September Techboard Ranking.

  • Since last month we've added a further 100+ companies - we're now profiling 1,680 companies.
  • Among other metrics, we captured 769 press mentions (globally) of Australian companies, 221 milestones, 57 funding milestones, over 27,000 tweets and 10,000 Facebook posts, over 300 iTunes apps and 200 Google Play apps, and employee counts at 1,080 companies.
  • More than half of the top ten are ASX listed, including those newly listed during the month (Titomic and Schrole). 91 (or 5%) of our total companies are ASX listed. The top performing (share price wise) ASX company in August was GetSwift, up 145%.
  • Four acquisitions occurred during the month: NuSkope (Superloop), OpenLearning (Prestariang), Babyology (Kinderling Kids radio) and ServTech Global which sold its rent roll business to Summit Development Corporation and Housemart Real Estate.

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Techboard Ranking September 2017

By Rafael Kimberley-Bowen

Firstly, some stats and insights on startups and tech companies in September:

  • Since last month we've added a further 100+ companies - we're now profiling 1,680 Australian companies.
  • Among other metrics, we captured 769 press mentions (globally) of Australian companies, 221 milestones, 57 funding milestones, over 27,000 tweets and 10,000 Facebook posts, over 300 iTunes apps and 200 Google Play apps, and employee counts at 1,080 companies.
  • More than half of the top ten are ASX listed, including those newly listed during the month (Titomic and Schrole). 91 (or 5%) of our total companies are ASX listed. The top performing (share price wise) ASX company in August was GetSwift, up 145%.
  • Four acquisitions occurred during the month: NuSkope (Superloop), OpenLearning (Prestariang), Babyology (Kinderling Kids radio) and ServTech Global which sold its rent roll business to Summit Development Corporation and Housemart Real Estate.

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ASIC issues guidance on Initial Coin Offerings

Australian companies are increasingly looking to crypto currencies as an option for raising capital for their ventures. We finally have some guidance from Australia’s Corporate regulator which does not by any means ban Initial Coin Offerings, as we have heard Chinese Authorities have done. However this guidance does little to provide any great degree of certainty as to when an ICO is permissible under Australian Law.

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