For the period ending 16 March 2016
eLearning startup Tap Into Safety is Techboard’s most trending startup of the past fortnight. Tap Into Safety featured third in our first ever ranking back in September 2015, and it’s great to see them return to the top ten. This past fortnight saw the startup appoint a new business development manager and host a launch night at Deloitte’s Perth offices with WA Attorney-General the Honourable Michael Mischin taking part in a demo of the app.
“Our team has grown from two founders last June to a team of ten,” explains founder Sue Bahn.
“Being a female led tech start up is really fun as well as challenging. We have a unique team mix in that we are a ying and yang team. The founders and BDM are over 50 years of age and the devs are in their mid twenties. It makes for interesting interactions and truly a method for innovation underpinned by sound knowledge and business practices.”
The company picked up three nominations from our Panel of Experts, a new Techboard record, and also saw a big jump in average website page views per visitor.
Here is a taster of the top 100 in Techboard’s latest startup ranking for the period ending 14 March 2016.
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Avita Medical is our top-ranked listed company and remains in our top ten for the third fortnight running, climbing two spots to number two. The healthtech was in the press again last week as a result of its deal with China’s largest pharmaceutical group Sinopharm to distribute its ‘spray on skin’ wound care products.
Another eLearning provider rounds out the top three, with Velpic topping off a fortnight of accomplishments, including announcing new reseller agreements in Australia, appointing a new partnership manager and signing an agreement with global human capital management technology provider ADP. Inclusion on the ADP marketplace provides Velpic with potential access to more than 630,000 customers worldwide. As well as providing significant international exposure, the agreement should help accelerate customer growth for Velpic, and provides validation of its eLearning platform on a global scale.
“The agreement with ADP marks a significant moment in the Company’s growth, not least because it thrusts Velpic onto the international stage but also aligns us with the world’s best within the HR technology solutions area, and in particular the Learning Management Systems market,” according to Velpic Chief Executive Russell Francis.
“ADP is one of the biggest HR technology players in the world to be partnering with and the integration of softwares will be a substantial advantage for Velpic, providing a channel of highly secure data sharing that has an enormous potential for customer retention.”
Internet security company iWebGate, another Panel of Experts nominee, announced a two year $11.4m funding deal with a US investor, and was also endorsed as an “innovation and commercialisation success story” in the federal government’s Defence White Paper.
Singapore-based (but Perth founded) media company migme announced a $7m share placement with Chinese app developer Meitu Investment. The ASX-listed company saw its shares jump over 30% in response, and picked up broad national and international press coverage.
Fintech Switchmyloan was another of our top ten, following the completion of its purchase by Pioneer Credit for an undisclosed amount.
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