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’s very own Alex Kohn, who also works for our partners the Polyglot Group, recently sat down with Paul Towers, founder of Startup Soda, a daily newsletter focused on Australian startup stories and best practices as well as distributing Techboard content (both company announcements and Blog posts). Paul also founded Task Pigeon, a software as a service business providing a simple, yet powerful, task management application for small to medium teams. Paul is also a member of Techboard’s Panel of Experts for New South Wales. Alex spoke to Paul about being a juggling entrepreneur and his refreshing approach to sharing the challenges of being a startup founder.
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.
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.