Startup Ranking #22

For the period ending 20 July 2016Top20

WAIITA INCITE startup of the year Family Zone is this fortnight’s top trending startup, after launching a $10m IPO and capturing significant mindshare as a result. The company featured in local and national press, and attracted strong social media engagement.

Listed tech company Pointerra is the second most trending startup, having just completed its backdoor listing through Soil Sub Technologies. The company provides online solutions for massive 3D point clouds, and this is its first time in Techboard’s top three. Pointerra is led by Rob Newman, who is also CEO of Nearmap, ranked 85th.

Pin Payments is ranked third, having partnered with Moula, an online provider of small business loans.  Pin already has over 5,000 small business customers in Australia, and hopes this partnership will help grow that customer base while offering them access to Moula’s lending services.

“There’s a lot more interest around fintech in Perth these days and we expect to see more of our peers in the news in the near future. We’re in good company this fortnight in the rankings, congrats to everyone involved, and thanks to Techboard for celebrating and promoting innovation in WA.” is ranked fourth for the second fortnight running. The startup continues to feature in the national press, and picked up a nomination from Techboard’s panel of experts.

UWA cleantech spin out Hazer rounds out the top five, with CEO Geoff Pocock appearing on Sky News to discuss the company’s novel hydrogen and graphite production technology.

Here is a taster of Techboard’s latest startup ranking for the period ending 20 July 2016.

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