Saybubble is this fortnight’s highest trending company, following strong international news coverage and social media engagement. The startup launched in Perth in 2014 before raising money from Silicon Valley stalwart Larry Lopez, and is now based in San Francisco. It’s described as an AI-based geo-locational social media company – in other words it combines artificial intelligence with location to allow users better connect with their communities.
Last week the company announced it was now allowing users to download all their Facebook content going back more than ten years onto Saybubble’s platform – in thirty minutes or less.
Shark Mitigation Systems remains near the top of the table. The shark protection company has successfully completed trials of its SAMS visual technology at Mossel Bay in South Africa.
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Zelda Therapeutics began trading on the ASX this fortnight, following its reverse takeover of Gleneagle Gold. The medicinal cannabis company saw strong press coverage as a result. Founding Chairman Harry Karelis commented:
“We are delighted to move to the next level of our business plan and with this $4m capital raising behind us move to accelerate our pre-clinical and clinical programmes. We have assembled some of the best researchers globally in the field of medicinal cannabis. With our exclusive access to a large data set of patient experiences in California we are uniquely positioned to progress into human clinical trials over the next few months. We have a very full pipeline of initiatives we are now focused on progressing.”
Other companies of note in the top ten include Smartbeat (ranked sixth), which announced it had raised a $250k angel round from Tuth Murdoch ($200k) and other investors, and Tech Mpire (ranked eight) which was ranked second in BRW’s Fast Starters 2016 and fourth in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 2016 Australia.
Other noteworthy startup accomplishments and milestones this fortnight include:
- Fleetsu winning the Motorola Solutions public safety hackathon, picking up a $30k cash prize along with $15k worth of Amazon Web Services credit;
- Nearmap ranked 90th in BRW’s Fast 100;
- Health Safety Works‘ OnlineInduction.com a top 25 finalist in the Extreme Tech Challenge;
- DigitalX, CV Check, Healthengine and SEQTA also featuring in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 2016 Australia;
- Healthengine and Simply Wall Street both finalists at the Australian Startup Awards at StartCon;
- and Astron a finalist in the 2016 Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Environment Award.
All of these and more can be viewed at Techboard, along with the full ranking of 700+ companies.