Late last week the inaugural National Australian Angel Awards 2018 were announced at the 2018 Angels of Australia Conference, recognising those active in the angel investment community. The awards formed part of the Angels of Australia conference, are a joint initiative between Techboard based in Western Australia and Angels of Australia based in Queensland and are part of Techboard's ongoing collaboration with Australian Investors and Investment Groups.
Techboard is pleased to present its first Annual Funding Report, the most comprehensive annual funding report covering the Australian Startup and Young Tech Ecosystem ever produced. In this report we reveal that Australian startups and young tech companies secured over $3.5billion dollars of funding during the 2017/2018 financial year.
Startup and Tech Company data is at the very core of what Techboard is. Central to Techboard's data collection and monitoring efforts is the Techboard Directory. Once we have added a company to the directory we start tracking traction and growth metrics on the company, such as funding events as will be featured in our upcoming Annual Funding Report out soon. Since the beginning of 2017 we have been working hard to grow the directory from a Western Australian focused directory to a truly national directory of Australian startups and young tech companies.
EDIT: Entries for the National Angel Awards 2018 closed on Friday 17 August 2018.
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.
We are excited to release our first ever national startup and tech map. While we have previously published maps of the Western Australian landscape, this is our first national attempt. We believe it is one of the most ambitious visual mapping exercises conducted of the Australian startup space to date, and so we’re naturally excited about it. It is not perfect. There are noteworthy companies not included in the map, and (hopefully not too many) embarrassing omissions.
The team at Techboard has been busy adding companies to Techboard, the largest directory of Australian Startups and Tech Companies. this latest batch takes the number of company profiles to just shy of 2500. The more companies we have in the Directory the more we are monitoring to enable Techboard to become the data provider of choice on the Australian Startup and Tech Ecosystem.
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.