Techboard Startup Ranking #5
For the period ending 4 November 2015
Our top 10 is dominated by unlisted companies this fortnight, with fuel crime-buster Scancam the top trending startup in WA. The startup uses CCTV and plate recognition software to identify risky drivers and alert service station staff. They had not long ago featured on 9News, but in the past 24 hours gained even more traction as a result of winning the growth category in the Innovator of the Year awards, with coverage in the West Australian and Business News. This was in addition to featuring last week in The Australian and Business Spectator in relation to its incorporation of Microsoft’s Azure learning solution. MORE COMMENTARY BELOW.
Here is a taster of the top 100 in Techboard’s latest startup ranking for the fortnight ending 7 October 2015
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Equipment tracking solution Trackem won the overall Innovator of the Year award, and is ranked 9th this fortnight.
Second startup in our ranking and only just added to our list, Jumbo Vision Intl offers control room solutions to an impressive list of clients including Roy Hill and Chevron. Jumbo Vision’s patented CADwalk experience is an interactive visualisation tool which enables clients to experience a room’s design in full scale and real size, ensuring space-critical rooms are optimally designed before they are built. Last week the company announced it had been granted $1m through the Accelerating Commercialisation funding from the federal government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program. The news was widely covered in ZDNet, Adelaide Now and Business News, and the company picked up two nominations from our panel of experts.
While the AC funding is focused on supporting expansion into Europe and the US, CADwalk inventor and Jumbo Vision CEO Kim Kimenkowski is keen to stress the importance of Western Australia (where he is based) as a platform to target the significant Asian market.
“We are also building a CADwalk in Perth, as a lot of our clients are in oil and gas – in fact Perth has become an oil and gas hub. It is also a good place to drive our global expansion from, in particular into Asia.”
Mr Kimenkowski also told Techboard that Jumbo Vision are currently looking to hire a WA-based general manager to drive the global expansion from their Forrestfield operation.
Wave energy companies are also trending this fortnight, with Carnegie Wave and Bombora Wave Power in third and fourth positions. Carnegie has featured across a number of news channels including the ABC, the West Australian and the Australian as a result of its $5m capital raise and the renewable energy island microgrid project the money is funding. It has also seen an improvement in its website’s global rank and average time spent on site, and in social media traction.
Bombora has also featured in the press over the past fortnight, in particular as a result of its Accelerating Commercialisation grant and being a finalist in the Innovator of the Year awards. Bombora also picked up two expert nominations.
The WA wave energy trio is completed by Protean Wave Energy, making its first appearance in our listing in 65th position.
Pin Payments remains in our top 20 on the back of continued media presence, another panel of experts nomination and good traction on Techboard.
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