MiPlan tops the First National Techboard Startup Ranking – January 2017

2017 sees Techboard’s ranking go national, as we have now extended our coverage to New South Wales and the Northern Territory. It will take a while for our coverage of Sydney startups to become as comprehensive as it has been in Perth – which is why we need YOU the community to help make it better. If you know of a startup we may have missed suggest they set up a profile on Techboard. If you are a startup you can claim ownership of your company profile and make announcements, so that we know about your achievements. All of this is free to do.

We look forward to adding new states in the coming months, as we recruit local state community managers (get in touch if this should be you!). In addition, the ranking is now run on a monthly schedule, rather than fortnightly as before.

MiPlan is Techboard’s highest trending startup in January. The WA-based mine production management solutions company announced its acquisition by US-based Hexagon Mining for an undisclosed amount. In addition, the startup received two nominations from our panel of experts, and saw a large improvement in its website ranking.

Deputy is this month’s second highest trending startup nationally, and New South Wales’ top ranked, having raised $33m in Series A funding from US venture capital firm OpenView. The startup, founded in Sydney in 2008, provides workforce scheduling software used by clients including McDonalds, Amazon and NASA. The funds raised have been ear-marked for international expansion.

Nuheara is ranked third. The ASX listed company presented its intelligent IQbuds at CES in Las Vegas, and announced it had received US certification for its flagship product. The company also saw strong social media engagement over the period, strong share price growth, and received a nomination from our panel of experts.

Asset management SaaS provider AssetOwl (ranked fourth) completed its $3.5m reverse takeover of Regalpoint in early January. The acquiring company has renamed and is now listed on the ASX under the AO1 ticker code. The company is led by Melbourne-based CEO Giuseppe Di Franco.

The full ranking is available to subscribers. The full ranking ranks over 800 companies, provides breakdowns by state and enables searching and filtering.

Here is a sample of the latest ranking:

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Accomplishments and Milestones

Other noteworthy startup accomplishments and milestones this month include:

Activisitic acquired 95% of Plus Connect.
Brainchip rolled out card game monitoring technology at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, US.
Star Payment Systems achieved another record quarter of revenue, the 12th in a row.
Aurora Labs progressed a term sheet for a proposed commercial venture with Worleyparsons Services.
In the US the FDA has approved Actinogen Medical’s investigational new drug application to initiate XanADu.
IntARface was accepted into CSIRO’s ON Accelerate 3 2017.
Jugglr was selected by Austrade as one of eight startups to participate in the G’Day USA program at SXSW Interactive.
Stuck launched in Sydney.

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