This fortnight for the first time Techboard is releasing a full ranking of all WA startups and tech companies, not just a top 100.
Perth-born fintech Simply Wall Street is Techboard’s startup of the fortnight, and is the first ever company to have topped two rankings, having previously topped the ranking in December last year. Earlier this month the now Sydney based fintech acquired US-based Capp.io, adding 5,000 american customers to its existing 30,000 customer base. Simply Wall Street also began charging customers for the first time, offering unlimited access to its investment data visualisations for $75 a month. The startup generated plenty of national press coverage and social media engagement, in particular on Facebook.
Storekat, the marketplace for storage units remains in the top five and is our second most trending company. It picked up three nominations from our panel of experts.
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The fortnight’s top ranked listed company is healthtec Admedus, which generated press coverage as a result of expanding its exclusive distribution partnership with CORONEO, as well as very strong social media engagement scores.
Shark Shield and ePAT were the two companies to generate the most press coverage this fortnight, the latter as a result of its buyout by mining company MinQuest. The junior explorer is ditching its resources business and investing $5m to acquire ePAT, a pain management app developed by Curtin University researchers and staff which uses facial recognition technology.
Also in our top ten are two new kids on the block , on demand taxi service Shofer and Future Penny. Shofer launched its new app-based transport service earlier this month in Perth, and is already under investigation by the Department of Transport for possible breaches of the small charter vehicle licence it operates under. Future Penny offers a robo-advice platform which will go live in June, and has already raised $0.5m from investors, including its co-founder rich-lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko. Tsvetnenko is also founder of two other local tech companies, Tech Mpire (ranked 257th) and DigitalX (ranked 81st).
Check out the full listing on Techboard.