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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|Unlockd||Australia'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|
|Zipmoney||NAB 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|
|iCetana||iCetana 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|
|AirWallex||Airwallex 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 ...
|Cycliq||Cycliq 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 year||Raised $2m in a share placement and $1.5M in a rights issue|
|The Hydroponics Company||The Hydroponics Company showcases strategic plan at Proactive's ...||Listed on the ASX||Raised $8m in IPO|
|Airtasker||Airtasker 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 Games||Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - announcement trailer|
Black Lab Games annuncia lo strategico Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Announced
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Strategiespiel zur TV-Serie angekÃ¼ndigt
|Announced release of Battlestar Galactica Deadlock|
|OVO||SCA 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
|Afterpay||Trade 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
|BrickX||You 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|
|AgriDigital||Winner 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
|QuizJam||QuizJam seeks growth funding|
How one trivia game is boosting employee training
|Partnered with MENSA in a trivia tournament|
|Nuheara||Nuheara completes capital raising||Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017||Raised $4.7m through a placement and share purchase plan|
|Metamako||Metamako 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
|Stockspot||Graham 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 Innovation||Peppermint 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
|Prospa||Spaceship, 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
|Thred||Facebook ex backs new Australian communications app Thred|
Aussie Tech Innovation Launch: Finally, All Your Apps Under One ...
|Appointed Chris Adams as executive director||Raised $3.5m|
|HealthEngine||HealthEngine 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|
|Brainchip||Foster beats drum for BrainChip Holdings||Raised $6m through a placement|
|Sendle||'Post without the office': Sendle wins trademark dispute with ...|
Sendle wins two-year â€œPost without the officeâ€ 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”|
|Thinxtra||TasmaNet 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
|Glamazon||Sharing the new glamour model with Glamazon app|
After securing $500000, Sydney beauty startup Glamazon lands ...
|Partnered with MINDBODY to onboard 800 beauty salons|
|Credi||Credi lets family and friends document loans to protect cash and ...|
Credi taps $20bn loans market
Fintech Credi to fill $1.65 billion â€œbank of mum and dadâ€ hole
|Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals||Paradigm 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 sodium||Received $300k grant from the Queensland government|
|CareMonkey||Caremonkey 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 Purse||Can'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
|iSignthis||Pepperstone 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|
|amaysim||Amaysim 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 Finder||Closed a $5.5m round|
|HashChing||Online 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|
|VentureCrowd||VentureCrowd CEO Vivian Stewart slams lengthy crowdfunding ...|
Sydney Angels co-founder Vivian Stewart appointed chief of ...
VentureCrowd Calls Australian Crowdfunding Legislation a â€œSlow ...
|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!
|Medibio||Medibio 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 Systems||Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017||Raised $3.4m through a placement|
|Timelio||Spaceship, Prospa and Timelio among winners in FinTech ...||Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Best workplace diversity|
|Xref||Xref 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
|Fincast||Dion 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|
|Alcidion||MidCentral Health taps Alcidion to improve patient experience||Executed a $NZD1.6m contract with the MidCentral District Health Board in New Zealand|
|Fastbrick Robotics||Fastbrick - The Future of House Building?||Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017|
|The Room Xchange||This new startup lets Australians do chores, instead of paying rent ...|
|Tech Mpire||Google exec to lead Tech Mpire|
An ex-Google exec was lured with a $325000 salary to lead ...
|Red Piranha||Became 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
|BioConnected||Ears to a sound business opportunity|
|GetSwift||Signed agreement with CITO Transport|
|Shark Mitigation Systems||Hoppo hops on board with Shark Mitigation Systems||Appointed Bondi Rescue's Bruce Hopkins as ambassador|
|Stirfire Studios||Symphony of the Machine Review â€“ PSVR|
Review: Symphony of the Machine
|CrowdfundUP||Joint winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in Crowdfunding|
|Kanopy||Thomas Crane Library Launches ' Kanopy ' Streaming Service|
Greenwich Library dives deeper into digital media with Kanopy
|Doshii||Reinventure backed Doshii inks Menulog deal||Partnered with Menulog|
|dorsaVi||Dorsavi 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 ...
|CleanSpace||CleanSpace Enters the Americas Market With Game-Changing ...|
Making breathing a little easier
|Expanded into the North, Central and South American markets|
|Formalytics||Shortlisted to pitch at Innovation Bay in Perth on May 24th 2017|
|Car Next Door||This guy makes $1000 a month doing nothing|
Car sharing service takes off in Brisbane and people are earning ...
|Shark Shield||New long-range shark shield a guardian for the ocean||The West Australian government implemented a Shark Deterrent Rebate for the first 1000 West Australians to purchase the Shark Shield FREEDOM7|
|Pet Rescue||Mr. 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 Charging||Regional NSW start-up, Look Who's Charging , crowned PitchFest ...||1st place at CeBIT PitchFest 2017|
|Plattar||ARaaS? Augmented reality as a service style launches in Australia|
|SpeeDx||SpeeDx and Thermo Fisher Scientific Partner for FDA Clearance of ...||Partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific for FDA Clearance of Molecular Diagnostic Test|
|Xinja||Raised close to $3m in seed round|
|Pocketbook||How Pocketbook went from a Sydney spreadsheet to a fintech with ...|
|Wattwatchers||Wattwatchers 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 Systems||Regional 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 Address||Ballarat pitches digital disruptor||Accepted into Australia Post's Regional Pitchfest 2017 Cohort|
|Rome2Rio||Live Bookings The Future for Rome2rio|
Rome2rio ramps up direct booking options
|Secured connections with three major European coach and rail operators|
|Shopper Media Group||David 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 Scouts||3rd place at CeBIT PitchFest 2017|
|Micromine||Micromine 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|
|Spaceship||Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Emerging fintech organisation of the year|
|SocietyOne||Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in Financial Inclusion (social good)|
|Popupshopup||Lessons from the first year in a start-up life for Popupshopup||Ranked number one on Google for pop up shops in Australia|
|Chronobank.io||HitBTC launches Chronobank TIME token trading||Partenered with HitBTC to launch Chronobank’s TIME token for trade|
|Zellabox||Zellabox 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|
|InDebted||Raised close to $1m in seed funding from Westpac-backed Reinventure Group|
|JAK||App /tech business of the week ~ JAK|
|Velpic||Won an award at LearnX, in the Best LMS Deployment category |
Launched version 3.5 of its innovative learning management system
|Spookfish||Takor Group plans to make ASX debut|
|Inamo||Club Investible takes $1m stake in start-up Inamo||Raised $1m|
|Sinorbis||Raised $2.3m round|
|Arludo||Finalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017|
Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone
|ClearVue Technologies||Featured on 9news and ABC News|
|Actinogen Medical||Australian biotech takes a new route to treating Alzheimer's|
|Top Betta||TopBetta 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
|SpacetoCo||Named as one of five WA finalists in the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest 2017|
|WipeHero||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|Physio Phebe||Handheld device proves a winner||Accepted into Australia Post's Regional Pitchfest 2017 Cohort|
|icollege||Acquired Australian Capital College|
|Sharesight||Winner of FinTech Australia Finnies 2017: Excellence in industry collaboration & partnerships (Australia|
|Elite Robotics||Finalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017|
|Canva||This free tool will help make your stories more visual (and shareable)|
|Myagi||Myagi 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 Health||Melbourne startup founded by surgeons secures $250000 before ...||Raised $250k in angel funding|
|Abyss||Raised $1m round for global expansion|
|Spacer||Storage space and car park rentals offer money for nothing for owners|
|VentureCast||Used as a part of a new startup and SME business support service called EnterpriseFirst launched by Moore Stephens WA|
|Cribber||Shortlisted to pitch at Innovation Bay in Perth on May 24th 2017|
|Recomazing||Partnered with Tank Stream Labs|
|Family Zone||Agreement 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 Oscar||Finalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017|
|Rivuu||2nd place at CeBIT PitchFest 2017|
|The Safety Compass||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|Schrole||App a welcome relief for busy principals||Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017|
|CancerAid||Doctor-duo launches cancer app|
|Vollie||How to Volunteer Without Leaving Your Couch|
|MSM Corporation International||Megastar adds two high profile celebrities|
MSM Corporation International Ltd (MSM.AX) and Golden Power ...
|Dismantle||Raised $150k from Social Ventures Australia
Received $30k from Jetstar (flying starts program)
|Mydeal||Aussie Media Personalities 'Say Thanks To Mum' In New Video ...|
|GreenSync||How companies are pushing the boundaries of renewable energy ...|
|MedAdvisor||Signed an agreement to integrate with California-based iHealth Labs' mobile healthcare solutions|
|Finch||Presented at the Yodlee demo day in San Fransisco|
|Hosonto||CeBIT pitchfest 2017 finalist|
|Localised||Accepted into Australia Post's Regional Pitchfest 2017 Cohort|
|Propeller Aerobotics||Why a Sydney drone startup flew out of a 'super-incubator' after ...|
|CourseGenius||Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017|
Appointed James O’Hagan as Account Manager
|theright.fit||Elevator Pitch: TheRight.Fit|
|Saber Astronautics||Saber Astronautics develops new satellite technology to predict ...|
Taking NSW innovation to space
|Shoes Of Prey||How custom footwear retailer Shoes of Prey cut its delivery time to ...|
|Urbotanica||Soft launch of Urbipod|
|Heyo||Aussie Entrepreneurs May Have Perfected Friend Discovery|
|Inkerz||Finalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017|
|Grandma Technology||Released the Apple iOS device version of its Margaret River Find the Fun App|
|GOFAR||GOFAR puts a backseat driver on your dash|
|MMJ PhytoTech||Why the MMJ Phytotech Ltd share price rocketed higher today|
|Tyro||Tyro co-founder moves to Data Republic|
Co-founder leaves Australia's newest bank
|Niftie||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|InfoCare||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|BookonBoB||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|The Daily Edited||My Big Idea: Alyce Tran, The Daily Edited|
|Effective Measure||South African sports fans go mobile|
|Stuck||Shortlisted to pitch at Innovation Bay in Perth on May 24th 2017|
|Subcool||Let's get SubCool|
|Protean Wave Energy||Appointed David Wheeler as non-executive director|
|Spot Parking||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|Perx||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|Zipline||Exhibited in CeBIT 2017's StartUp Zone|
|Ontoto||Finalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017|
|TRIBE||Expands to the UK|
|KeyHub||Finalist in CeBIT Australia’s PitchFest 2017|
|Workmetrics||Shortlisted for Business News Rising Stars People's Choice awards 2017|
|Macrovue||MSCI AC World Index Hits New High, Tech P/E Ratios Hardly ...|
|FreightExchange||Container shipping marketplaces spark debate on BCO value|
|DomaCom||New CFO for DomaCom||Appointed Philip Chard as CFO|
|Goodments||Former adviser launches sustainable trading platform|
|acQuire||acQuire introduces GIM Suite 3 for better geoscientific data ...|
|Rent360||New property tech startup Rent360 raises $350000 from prominent ...|
|Zova||These Aussies used tech to crack the secret to getting fit and feeling ...|
|Me3D||The Wollongong legacy: How 3D printing can support traditional ...|
|Diversifly||Appointed Ryan Ng (behavioural science specialist)|
|Recce||Recce moves closer to clinical study application in the U.S.|
|Intergrain||AGT bid for InterGrain falls short|
|HelloCars||HelloCars launches $49 Valet Test Drive|
|Agriwebb||Simplicity and Mobility with AgriWebb|
|Takor Group||Takor 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 Republic||Tyro co-founder moves to Data Republic|
|Beanhunter||Beanhunter : Find the best cup of coffee in town|
|ResApp Health||Respiratory Disease App to Be Evaluated by Doctors Without ...|