Funding Events and Milestones April 2017

Every month here at Techboard we publish a ranking of Australian Startups and Young Technology Companies (see our April Ranking). One of the most significant inputs into a company’s monthly score is milestones and funding events. We collect this information in a number of ways: we use our semi-automated google news scraper, we keep track of what we hear on the grapevine (the public information) and companies report their achievements to Techboard using our Announcements platform.

The table below contains the achievements that we have picked up on over the course of April 2017.

A point for Australian startups and young Tech Companies to note. If you want to make sure your milestones are considered towards our monthly ranking you should announce them on Techboard (you need to set up or claim your profile to do this).

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CompanyMilestones & Funding
HealthEngineRaised $26m at a $75m valuation
SpookfishRaised $9.3m through a share placement
BotanixRaised $7.4m in new share placement
The YieldRaised $6.5m Series A round from KPMG, Bosch, AgFunder
TinybeansIPO on the ASX raising $6.5m
MydealRaised $5 million from investment firm Gandel Invest
CrowdMobileRaised $5.4m through a share placement
Smart SparrowClosed $5.3m Series C round led by OneVentures, joined by Uniseed and Moelis Australia Asset Management
Solar AnalyticsRecieved $2.1 m grant from Federal Government agency ARENA
Norwood SystemsRaised $2.1m rights issue
WattwatchersRaised $2m from the Southern Cross Renewable Energy VC fund
AgersensClosed a $2m round from local and international investors
SUDA LTDRaised $1.5m via an oversubscribed placement
BluethumbClosed a $1m capital raise from QUT Creative Enterprise and Grand Prix Capital
WePloyClosed $1m round seed round
Rent360Closed $350k angel round
The Wine GalleryRaised $0.5m angel round
CribberAccepted into Plus Eight accelerator with up to $40k seed funding over the program
OVASSAccepted into Plus Eight accelerator with up to $40k seed funding over the program
FeedmeeAccepted into Plus Eight accelerator with up to $40k seed funding over the program
QuizJamAccepted into Plus Eight accelerator with up to $40k seed funding over the program
FarmsaveAccepted into Plus Eight accelerator with up to $40k seed funding over the program
HUMMAccepted into Plus Eight accelerator with up to $40k seed funding over the program
Stochastic SimulationAwarded a $20k grant in the NERA Innovation Voucher program
Soter AnalyticsAwarded a $20k grant in the NERA Innovation Voucher program
amaysimAcquired Click Energy Group Holdings for $120m
TinybeansIPO on the ASX
AlcidionSigned a $2.4m contract to deploy its hospital information system across three public hospitals of Western Health
iSignthisSubsidiary ISXPay secured an eMoney Institution license from the Central Bank of Cyprus
RewardlePioneer Credit granted exclusive rights to push its personal finance products to Rewardle's membership base in a 3 year deal expected to bring in $0.5m to Rewardle
Top BettaAcquired the assets of Australian online bookmaker Mad Bookie
AlcidionPatient Flow Solution deployed throughout Katherine Hospital by the NT department of health
Bikebookings99 Bikes announced they would use BikeBookings as their prefered workshop management system
BrainchipFrench National Police to test SNPA technology at its Toulouse branch
CycliqSecured an agreement with Cycling Express which will expand the availability of its products across the Asia-Pacific region
DigitalXPartnered with Lateral to develop blockchain and ledger-based products
DiversiflyPartnered with Virtual Guest to produce the first stage of their Gender Bias Awareness training
DomaComCompleted its first crowd-funded agricultural asset campaign with 90 retial investors in a Western Districts property
Family ZonePartnered with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation
FilteredDeveloped a strategic relationship with DLA Piper to co-host high level Insurtech roundtables to their Insurance clients
FormalyticsAccepted into the Global Top 50 Sports Tech products of 2017 program run by the Hype Foundation
GetSwiftPartners with Crosstown Donughts in the UK
GetSwiftSigned an exclusive multiyear partnership with Canada's LoneStar Texas Grill
GetSwiftSigned an exclusive multiyear partnership with Commonwealth Bank of Australia to offer point of sale payment solution expected to generate over 257M deliveries for GetSwift
Hind TechnologyWon the jury's choice award at Incubate Demo Day
ingogoPartnered with Qantas Frequent Flyers program
InvionEntered into a strategic alliance with Hong Kong based The Cho Group
K2flyPartenered and signed a reseller agreement with Pointerra
meetmagicPartenered with Uber
MoneysoftPartners with Mortgage Choice to launch financial planning tool
MyagiPartnered with CyclingIndustry.News to bring bicycle retailers closer to essential brand content
NexbaSecured major partnership with Domino’s that will see its products sold in NSW pizza franchises
Norwood SystemsSigned a sales agreement with CommSys to provide them with comms services, with an annual recurring revenue value of $300k
PointerraPartenered and signed a reseller agreement with K2fly
QuizJamPartnered with West Coast Eagles and Legacy Foundation to run an ANZAC themed tounament
ResApp HealthSigned a licensing agreement with UniQuest, the main commercialization company of The University of Queensland
SpacetoCoFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Startup of the Year)
SpeeDxPartnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific for FDA clearance of Molecular Diagnostic
Tech MpireMarch quarter revenue up 85% on December quarter to reach a record $14.4m
ThinxtraPartnered with Victory Concept to develop IoT devices for Asia-Pacific enterprises
ThredFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Most Creative Media/Entertainment Technology and Most Disruptive Technology)
TomCarPartnered with CSIRO as part of a feasibility study surrounding a new demand for zero-emission electric mining vehicles
BankVaultParticipated in a round table with US President's Senior Advisor on Cyber Security Rudy Giuliani
Bombora Wave PowerNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
BooodlNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
BuildingApprovals.comFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Startup of the Year)
BuildingApprovals.comNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Close ComfortLaunched (pilot scale) energy saving air conditioner in Pakistan and achieved several hundred sales at commercially sustainable prices in the 2016 summer season
CloudmineAnnounced Chasm Consulting’s Ventsim 4 available on the mining industry’s first Apps store marketplace
CovocateNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
CycliqFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Most Disruptive Technology)
Expert360Bridget Loudon one of Forbes 30under30 Asia: Enterprise Technology
ezyCollectNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Family ZoneNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Fastbrick RoboticsFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Most Disruptive Technology)
FormalyticsFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Startup of the Year)
HazerCompleted the hot commissioning phase at its pre-pilot facility
HealthEngineNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
HiyaNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Injury ConnectNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
iSignthisCommercially deployed its Paydentity solution to XM.co.uk
JurimetricsNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
MicromineClaire Tuder appointed to the METS Ignited Advisory Council
MYNMYN launched
Norwood SystemsFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Most Effective eBusiness Solution)
Norwood SystemsNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Quantify TechnologyNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Rate My SpaceFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Most Innovative Collaborative Technology)
Shopper Media GroupNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
Soter AnalyticsReduced injury risk by 70% during trial
StuckFinalists in the WAITTA INCITE Awards 2016-17 (Startup of the Year)
Tap into SafetyNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
To Me Love MeStartup Vic eCommerce Pitch Night Winner
TrendwiseClinton House presented the company’s behavioural data platform to a capacity audience at the opening ceremony of the 2017 ‘Startup in Shanghai’ International Innovation Startup Competition
TwoSpacePartnered with Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs for their subscribers to use both facilities
TwoSpacePartnered with Melbourne’s York Butter Factory
VentureCrowdNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
WorkmetricsNamed as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow
6QMiles Burke named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au
CloverDarcy Naunton named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au+F245
CoinJarAsher Tan named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au
CycliqLaunched its products on Amazon Japan
Data RepublicAppointed Andrew Rothwell as Chief Operating Officer
Data RepublicDanny Gilligan named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au
Family ZoneContinued growth in consumer direct , surpassing 7,000 accounts and 20,000 users in Australia
Fastbrick RoboticsAppointed Marcus Gracey as Chief Operating Officer
Full ProfileEmma Weston named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au
HazerAppointed Cobus Malherbe as General Manager
JurimetricsParticipated in ABC Radio National program discussing legal technology and the benefits that it can provide to the legal profession
MedibioAppointed Brian Mower as Chief Financial Officer
MoneyPlaceStuart Stoyan named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au+F245
Shark ShieldAnnounced a new personal shark repellent device that could provide a 100 metre protection zone
Tech MpireAppointed Lee Hunter as non-executive director
TikForceAppointed Duncan Anderson as non-executive director
TimelioCharlotte Petris named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au+F245
TyroMichelle Moffat named one of Top 25 Australia Fintech Influencers by finder.com.au+F245
UnlockdAppointed Aliza Knox as Chief Operating Officer
VentureCrowdAppointed Vivian Stewart as CEO
Wangle TechnologiesAppointed Donna Cross as non-executive director
TechboardExpands to include coverage of Vcitorian companies
Stochastic SimulationGoes into receivership

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