Techboard Company Traction Report May 2017

Welcome to Techboard’s Company Traction Report for May 2017. In this report we have highlighted traction by Australian startups and young technology companies, broken into the three headings of News coverage, Milestones and Funding events. We collect this data as a major input into the monthly Techboard Ranking. The companies are listed in the order in which they appeared in the May Techboard Ranking.  From next month if you want to have access to this report you must be logged in.  If you sign up you will also receive these reports straight to your inbox.

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CompanyNews headlinesMilestonesFunding
UnlockdAustralia's Unlockd partners Axiata Digital
Adtech start-up Unlockd raises $30.7 million as Asian expansion ...
Unlockd cracks lucrative Middle East market with Etisalat deal
Partnered with Etisalat, the largest telco in the UAE
Partnered with Axiata Digital
Raised $30.7m led by Axiata
ZipmoneyNAB provides $200m funding line to zipMoney to support growth
ZipMoney lands largest debt facility in Australian fintech history with ...
Secured $260m debt facility led by NAB
iCetanaiCetana closes $8 million round led by Go Capital
iCetana completes $8m raising
Why iCetana chief Chris Farquhar raised $8 million for a company ...
Closed $8m capital raise led by Go Capital
AirWallexAirwallex raises $13M led by Tencent to bring its cross-border ...
Airwallex's CEO reveals how his fintech start-up earned a 'vote of ...
Sequoia and Gobi hunting Aussie start-ups following Airwallex round
Australian Fintech Payments Startup Airwallex Raises A$17 Million ...
Raised $17.4m
CycliqCycliq delivers strong revenue growth in March quarter
Cycliq raises $3.5m
Cycliq founders step aside
Cycliq Group bags $2 million to support global expansion
Q3 2017 revenue up 85% year on yearRaised $2m in a share placement and $1.5M in a rights issue
The Hydroponics CompanyThe Hydroponics Company showcases strategic plan at Proactive's ...Listed on the ASXRaised $8m in IPO
AirtaskerAirtasker and unions make landmark agreement to improve pay ...
All care and no responsibility: why Airtasker can't guarantee a ...
Ikea shoppers can now book an Airtasker in store to assemble their ...
Ikea teams up with Airtasker for assembly
Partnered with Unions NSW to increase minimum rates of pay and improve conditions for workers in the "gig economy"
Partnered with Ikea
Black Lab GamesBattlestar Galactica Deadlock - announcement trailer
Black Lab Games annuncia lo strategico Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Announced
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Strategiespiel zur TV-Serie angekündigt
Announced release of Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
OVOSCA Offers Unlimited Radio Access To OVO Mobile Customers ...
Amaysim and Ovo Mobile debut 70GB data-only mobile plans
OVO Mobile gets in the pool with Water Polo Australia
OVO mobile slices international call rates
Partnered with Southern Cross Austereo to allow its customers unlimited and data-free access to The Hit Network and Triple M
Partnered with Water Polo Australia for exclusive streaming rights
AfterpayTrade Me to offer buy now pay later with Afterpay
Queensland Business Monthly: Afterpay and zipMoney are boosting ...
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Fntech organisation of the year
Partnered with Trade Me
BrickXYou can pay $66 to buy into BrickX's new inner Sydney apartment
BrickX stories lack scrutiny
BrickX allows investors to buy tiny shares in Melbourne and Sydney ...
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in establishing market presence: Australia
AgriDigitalWinner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Female fintech leader of the year (Emma Weston)
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Emerging fintech leader of the year
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in blockchain and distributed ledger
QuizJamQuizJam seeks growth funding
How one trivia game is boosting employee training
Partnered with MENSA in a trivia tournament
NuhearaNuheara completes capital raisingShortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017Raised $4.7m through a placement and share purchase plan
MetamakoMetamako Shortlisted for The Finnies - Australia's Fintech Awards
MayStreet joins Metamako analytics ecosystem
Finalist at Finnie Awards 2017
Partenered with MayStreet to allow clients not only to capture and timestamp, but also to interpret market data in real time
StockspotGraham Tuckwell leads $3 million investment into robo-adviser ...
Stockspot confirms Series B funding round
Stockspot CEO Chris Brycki says advisers will become financial ...
Completed $3m capital raise
Peppermint InnovationPeppermint Innovation innovates in Philippines with creative fin-tech ...
An Australian fintech is letting 'bankless' Filipinos pay without ...
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in Financial Inclusion (social good)
Partnered with Metro Gas Sales in the Philippines
ProspaSpaceship, Prospa and Timelio among winners in FinTech ...
AgriDigital & Prospa amongst top winners at the Australian FinTech ...
Prospa steps up in business finance
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Male fintech leader of the year (Greg Moshal & Beau Bertoli)
Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Best fintech place to work
ThredFacebook ex backs new Australian communications app Thred
Aussie Tech Innovation Launch: Finally, All Your Apps Under One ...
Appointed Chris Adams as executive directorRaised $3.5m
HealthEngineHealthEngine connects to My Health Record
This Australian Startup Makes Finding A Doctor As Easy As Booking ...
Added a connection to the My Health Record on its app
BrainchipFoster beats drum for BrainChip HoldingsRaised $6m through a placement
Sendle'Post without the office': Sendle wins trademark dispute with ...
Sendle wins two-year “Post without the office” trademark battle ...
Sendle Ascendant Startup wins big trade mark victory over Australia ...
Parcel delivery startup Sendle just scored an eBay executive as its ...
Won a case against Australia Post to trademark the slogan “Post without the office”
ThinxtraTasmaNet and Thinxtra to make Tassie IoT ready
TasmaNet and Thinxtra partner to make Tasmania 'IoT-ready'
Partnered with Tasmanet to make Tasmania IoT ready
Partnered with Kordia to create New Zealand's largest IoT network
GlamazonSharing the new glamour model with Glamazon app
After securing $500000, Sydney beauty startup Glamazon lands ...
Partnered with MINDBODY to onboard 800 beauty salons
CrediCredi lets family and friends document loans to protect cash and ...
Credi taps $20bn loans market
Fintech Credi to fill $1.65 billion “bank of mum and dad” hole
Paradigm BiopharmaceuticalsParadigm Biopharmaceuticals receives valuable grant
Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals gets approval for Ross River trial
Checking the Charts on Shares of Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd ...
Received ethics approval for its Phase 2 clinical trial of drug pentosan polysulfae sodiumReceived $300k grant from the Queensland government
CareMonkeyCaremonkey introduces Smart Groups
CareMonkey and Clever partner to automate school forms
ISTE 2017: Care Monkey Makes Caring For Students Easier
Announced partnership with Clever
Introduced new feature called Smart Groups
Mon PurseCan't find the right handbag? Just design it yourself
'We don't have fashion buyers, we have data scientists': How the ...
How Quality Customization Turned Mon Purse Into A Multimillion ...
Mon Purse is opening a store every 45 days
iSignthisPepperstone Partners with iSignthis for Paydentity
iSignthis Head John Karantzis Talks About the World of Payments
iSignthis Ltd (ASX:ISX): A Deep Dive into the Technicals
Will provide Paydentity and Payment Gateway services to Pepperstone Group Limited for its UK and Australian operations
amaysimAmaysim puts speeds at centre of NBN play
Amaysim and Ovo Mobile debut 70GB data-only mobile plans
amaysim has a 70GB data sim for just $80
amaysim NBN broadband plans available now
Local Agent FinderClosed a $5.5m round
HashChingOnline mortgage provider adopts Virtual VOI
ALI Group in lead generation agreement with fintech
Average refinancing settlement reaches 17 days
Partnered with ALI Group to provide mortgage brokers with access to a consistent source of new leads
VentureCrowdVentureCrowd CEO Vivian Stewart slams lengthy crowdfunding ...
Sydney Angels co-founder Vivian Stewart appointed chief of ...
VentureCrowd Calls Australian Crowdfunding Legislation a “Slow ...
Appointed Sydney Angels' cofounder Vivian Stewart as CEO
Menulog'Less talk more eat': Jeff Goldblum new face of Menulog in first work ...
Menulog marketer refutes copycat claims
Menulog delivering Red Rooster Mother's Day meals to families in ...
Menulog is giving Aussies free food?! Yes please!
MedibioMedibio and Mayo Clinic to develop solutions for mental illness
Aussie Firm Medibio Deepens Minnesota Ties with Mayo ...
Mayo Clinic, Medibio Partner to Jointly Develop Digital Mental ...
Technology commercialization agreement with Mayo Clinic
Appointed US-based Brian Mower as CFO
Star Payment SystemsShortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017Raised $3.4m through a placement
TimelioSpaceship, Prospa and Timelio among winners in FinTech ...Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Best workplace diversity
XrefXref drives global plans with iCMS integration
Xref wins contract for NBN candidate referencing
Partnered with SmartRecruiters
Won a tender to provide automated, online candidate referencing to NBN Co for the National Broadband Network
FincastDion Global Solutions and Fincast enter into operating partnership
Dion Global Solutions, Fincast enter into operating partnership
Partenered with Dion Global Solutions to deliver an integrated portfolio management and exchange trading platform
AlcidionMidCentral Health taps Alcidion to improve patient experienceExecuted a $NZD1.6m contract with the MidCentral District Health Board in New Zealand
Fastbrick RoboticsFastbrick - The Future of House Building?Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017
The Room XchangeThis new startup lets Australians do chores, instead of paying rent ...
Tech MpireGoogle exec to lead Tech Mpire
An ex-Google exec was lured with a $325000 salary to lead ...
Red PiranhaBecame the first Australian member of the Open Information Security Foundation Consortium
Accepted as a Red Hat connect Technology Partner
Accepted into the Microsoft Bizspark Partner Program
BioConnectedEars to a sound business opportunity
GetSwiftSigned agreement with CITO Transport
Shark Mitigation SystemsHoppo hops on board with Shark Mitigation SystemsAppointed Bondi Rescue's Bruce Hopkins as ambassador
Stirfire StudiosSymphony of the Machine Review – PSVR
Review: Symphony of the Machine
CrowdfundUPJoint winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in Crowdfunding
KanopyThomas Crane Library Launches ' Kanopy ' Streaming Service
Greenwich Library dives deeper into digital media with Kanopy
DoshiiReinventure backed Doshii inks Menulog dealPartnered with Menulog
dorsaViDorsavi Ltd (ASX:DVL): Looking For An Answer To Australia's Multi ...
dorsaVi granted unique body orientation patent in China
BRIEF- DorsaVi Ltd issued with first patent for body orientation ...
CleanSpaceCleanSpace Enters the Americas Market With Game-Changing ...
Making breathing a little easier
Expanded into the North, Central and South American markets
FormalyticsShortlisted to pitch at Innovation Bay in Perth on May 24th 2017
Car Next DoorThis guy makes $1000 a month doing nothing
Car sharing service takes off in Brisbane and people are earning ...
Shark ShieldNew long-range shark shield a guardian for the oceanThe West Australian government implemented a Shark Deterrent Rebate for the first 1000 West Australians to purchase the Shark Shield FREEDOM7
Pet RescueMr. Biggles the Black Cat Up for Adoption in Australia Has THE Best ...
An animal shelter in Australia just wrote the most amazing adoption ...
Look Who's ChargingRegional NSW start-up, Look Who's Charging , crowned PitchFest ...1st place at CeBIT PitchFest 2017
PlattarARaaS? Augmented reality as a service style launches in Australia
SpeeDxSpeeDx and Thermo Fisher Scientific Partner for FDA Clearance of ...Partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific for FDA Clearance of Molecular Diagnostic Test
XinjaRaised close to $3m in seed round
PocketbookHow Pocketbook went from a Sydney spreadsheet to a fintech with ...
fintechFIVE: Pocketbook
WattwatchersWattwatchers to ramp up smart energy device roll-out
Here's an energy data idea to help consumers: 'Voltage Watch'
Get data before spending up on home energy infrastructure
Obelisk SystemsRegional aerospace and STEM education startup Obelisk Systems ...
Obelisk Systems named as one of 12 exceptional start-ups to feature ...
Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
Next AddressBallarat pitches digital disruptorAccepted into Australia Post's Regional Pitchfest 2017 Cohort
Rome2RioLive Bookings The Future for Rome2rio
Rome2rio ramps up direct booking options
Secured connections with three major European coach and rail operators
Shopper Media GroupDavid Morgan joins Shopper Media Group as chairman
Shopper Media Group Bolsters Team With Four New Hires
Marketing Guru David Morgan Joins Shopper Media Group As ...
Sound Scouts3rd place at CeBIT PitchFest 2017
MicromineMicromine unveils latest version of fleet management software
Micromine launches new app for Australia's mining industry
Micromine releases Pitram Connect mobile app for mine sites
Released the Pitram 4.8
SpaceshipWinner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Emerging fintech organisation of the year
SocietyOneWinner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in Financial Inclusion (social good)
PopupshopupLessons from the first year in a start-up life for PopupshopupRanked number one on Google for pop up shops in Australia
Chronobank.ioHitBTC launches Chronobank TIME token tradingPartenered with HitBTC to launch Chronobank’s TIME token for trade
ZellaboxZellabox launches in the UK at the Utility Week Live Show at ...Launched in the UK at the Utility Week Live Show at Birmingham’s NEC
InDebtedRaised close to $1m in seed funding from Westpac-backed Reinventure Group
JAKApp /tech business of the week ~ JAK
VelpicWon an award at LearnX, in the Best LMS Deployment category
Launched version 3.5 of its innovative learning management system
SpookfishTakor Group plans to make ASX debut
InamoClub Investible takes $1m stake in start-up InamoRaised $1m
UptickRaised $1.6m
SinorbisRaised $2.3m round
ArludoFinalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017
Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
ClearVue TechnologiesFeatured on 9news and ABC News
Actinogen MedicalAustralian biotech takes a new route to treating Alzheimer's
Top BettaTopBetta Holdings bags $1.5M to accelerate pooled wagering system
Topbetta Holdings Ltd (ASX:TBH) Completed Acquisition of Mad ...
Topbetta Holdings Ltd (ASX:TBH) The Global Tote Goes Live
SpacetoCoNamed as one of five WA finalists in the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest 2017
WipeHeroExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
Physio PhebeHandheld device proves a winnerAccepted into Australia Post's Regional Pitchfest 2017 Cohort
icollegeAcquired Australian Capital College
SharesightWinner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in industry collaboration & partnerships (Australia
Elite RoboticsFinalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017
CanvaThis free tool will help make your stories more visual (and shareable)
MyagiMyagi links with The Mann Group for retail sales training series
Ask Myagi : Make the most out of your bike suspension business
Ask Myagi : Helping a customer decide on touch point finishing kit
Nebula HealthMelbourne startup founded by surgeons secures $250000 before ...Raised $250k in angel funding
AbyssRaised $1m round for global expansion
SpacerStorage space and car park rentals offer money for nothing for owners
VentureCastUsed as a part of a new startup and SME business support service called EnterpriseFirst launched by Moore Stephens WA
CribberShortlisted to pitch at Innovation Bay in Perth on May 24th 2017
RecomazingPartnered with Tank Stream Labs
Family ZoneAgreement with Edunet Computer Services, who will pre-install Family Zone on devices sold to parents as part of school Bring Your Own Device programmes
Share With OscarFinalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017
Rivuu2nd place at CeBIT PitchFest 2017
The Safety CompassExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
SchroleApp a welcome relief for busy principalsShortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017
CancerAidDoctor-duo launches cancer app
VollieHow to Volunteer Without Leaving Your Couch
MSM Corporation InternationalMegastar adds two high profile celebrities
MSM Corporation International Ltd (MSM.AX) and Golden Power ...
DismantleRaised $150k from Social Ventures Australia
Received $30k from Jetstar (flying starts program)
MydealAussie Media Personalities 'Say Thanks To Mum' In New Video ...
GreenSyncHow companies are pushing the boundaries of renewable energy ...
MedAdvisorSigned an agreement to integrate with California-based iHealth Labs' mobile healthcare solutions
FinchPresented at the Yodlee demo day in San Fransisco
HosontoCeBIT pitchfest 2017 finalist
LocalisedAccepted into Australia Post's Regional Pitchfest 2017 Cohort
Propeller AeroboticsWhy a Sydney drone startup flew out of a 'super-incubator' after ...
CourseGeniusShortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017
Appointed James O’Hagan as Account Manager
theright.fitElevator Pitch: TheRight.Fit
Saber AstronauticsSaber Astronautics develops new satellite technology to predict ...
Taking NSW innovation to space
Shoes Of PreyHow custom footwear retailer Shoes of Prey cut its delivery time to ...
UrbotanicaSoft launch of Urbipod
HeyoAussie Entrepreneurs May Have Perfected Friend Discovery
InkerzFinalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017
Grandma TechnologyReleased the Apple iOS device version of its Margaret River Find the Fun App
GOFARGOFAR puts a backseat driver on your dash
MMJ PhytoTechWhy the MMJ Phytotech Ltd share price rocketed higher today
TyroTyro co-founder moves to Data Republic
Co-founder leaves Australia's newest bank
NiftieExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
InfoCareExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
BookonBoBExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
The Daily EditedMy Big Idea: Alyce Tran, The Daily Edited
Effective MeasureSouth African sports fans go mobile
StuckShortlisted to pitch at Innovation Bay in Perth on May 24th 2017
SubcoolLet's get SubCool
Protean Wave EnergyAppointed David Wheeler as non-executive director
Spot ParkingExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
PerxExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
ZiplineExhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
OntotoFinalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017
TRIBEExpands to the UK
KeyHubFinalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017
WorkmetricsShortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017
MacrovueMSCI AC World Index Hits New High, Tech P/E Ratios Hardly ...
FreightExchangeContainer shipping marketplaces spark debate on BCO value
DomaComNew CFO for DomaComAppointed Philip Chard as CFO
GoodmentsFormer adviser launches sustainable trading platform
acQuireacQuire introduces GIM Suite 3 for better geoscientific data ...
Rent360New property tech startup Rent360 raises $350000 from prominent ...
ZovaThese Aussies used tech to crack the secret to getting fit and feeling ...
Me3DThe Wollongong legacy: How 3D printing can support traditional ...
DiversiflyAppointed Ryan Ng (behavioural science specialist)
RecceRecce moves closer to clinical study application in the U.S.
IntergrainAGT bid for InterGrain falls short
HelloCarsHelloCars launches $49 Valet Test Drive
AgriwebbSimplicity and Mobility with AgriWebb
Takor GroupTakor Group plans to make ASX debut
Takor Group warns of anti-Australian bias among defence ...
Australian geospatial startup targets US military sector
Perth tech startup readies for ASX listing
Data RepublicTyro co-founder moves to Data Republic
BeanhunterBeanhunter : Find the best cup of coffee in town
ResApp HealthRespiratory Disease App to Be Evaluated by Doctors Without ...