Startup Ranking 11 November 2016

Fastbrick Robotics Trumps Techboard Ranking


Fastbrick Robotics has topped this fortnight’s startup and tech company ranking, following its win at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards. As well as picking up prize money of $75,000, the robotic bricklaying innovator received broad press coverage, and multiple nominations from Techboard’s panel of experts.

Carnegie Wave Energy dropped one rank to second this fortnight. The cleantech remained in the headlines as it was awarded grant funding of $15.5m from the European Regional Development Fund towards its planned project at Wave Hub in the UK.

Shark Mitigation Systems, ranked third, scored highly in social media engagement and press coverage, after it announced a collaborative research project with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the University of Technology Sydney.

Bikeboookings, ranked fifth, was the highest trending unlisted company. It saw strong social media engagement, and announced its international launch with some stores in the US already using the 30 day trial the startup is offering. The company is also in discussion with the two leading bike shop software solution companies to white label Bikebookings’ solution to their approximate 2,000 stores.

Other startups trending this fortnight include Power Ledger (ranked sixth), which signed an MOU with New Zealand’s Vector to to deploy Power Ledger’s energy trading platform, and CourseGenius (ranked seventh) which launched new compliance training courses. Instatruck (10th) and ePAT (15th) both picked up prizes at the WA Innovator of the Year.

Other noteworthy startup accomplishments and milestones this fortnight include Moodle‘s Martin Dougiamas being announced as a finalist for the 2017 WA Australian of the Year, Proteomics International winning the WA Industry and Export Awards and The Stock Market Guru‘s soft launch of its product to the Australian market.

The ranking table can be filtered (eg listed/unlisted) by clicking on the relevant column title.

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As part of a new feature to our startup ranking, you can view a list of Company accomplishments that we have been taken into account in our Startup Ranking. The regular Techboard reader will notice that many of the achievements captured in the table below were announced on Techboard’s announcements platform. The moral of the story is that if companies want their accomplishments to be taken into account in their ranking score, if they are not going to be covered by the press in the ranking period they should announce those accomplishments on Techboard.

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