Shark Mitigation Systems climbs Techboard ladder

17/05/2016 - 11:22


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Listed companies have made up a strong contingent of this fortnight's hottest startups and tech companies, with the top five spots all taken by ASX-listed or soon-to-be listed companies.

Shark Mitigation Systems has reached a new high on Techboard's ranking.

Listed companies have made up a strong contingent of this fortnight's hottest startups and tech companies, with the top five spots all taken by ASX-listed or soon-to-be listed companies.

Victoria-based stem cell tech Cynata Therapeutics topped Techboard’s list of trending companies this fortnight, with a Japanese patent granted and a licence agreement signed with a German distributor worth potentially up to $100m, resulting in share price growth and press and social media traction.

Second-ranked Shark Mitigation Systems had a strong ASX debut last week, generating positive national media coverage in the process.

SMS shares closed at 26 cents on its debut.

At 11:45am today, SMS shares were worth 27 cents each.

Intelligent hearing device maker Nuheara is still midway through a crowd-funding campaign, and has ranked third off the back of good press coverage and social media engagement.

Data storage and visualisation company Pointerra picked up two nominations from Techboard’s panel of experts and was ranked fourth.

Pointerra and fifth-ranked Cycliq are the only unlisted companies in the top five, though Pointerra is advanced in its reverse takeover of Soil Sub Technologies and last week Cycliq announced plans to also list through a reverse takeover.

The bike camera maker featured on 9News and continues its strong social media engagement.

“We are delighted to have been recognised by the team at Techboard and look forward to working alongside the other fantastic WA businesses in the ranking to take our respective products and services to an international audience,” Pointerra managing director Ian Olson said.

Below are the companies that made the top 10 in Techboard’s latest startup ranking for the period ending May 11.

Tech Mpire acquires Appenture

Online marketing company Tech Mpire is set to acquire Croatian software development company Appenture for $75,000.

The acquisition will provide Tech Mpire with a European-based technology team.

“Appenture has developed extremely innovative, large scale solutions for some impressive, global companies,” Tech Mpire managing director Luke Taylor said.

“We are extremely excited to strengthen our engineering capabilities with this acquisition, and the opportunities this presents for the future of the company." acknowledged by US ambassador has been awarded a $5,000 start-up grant at the Curtin University Future Leaders Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

The judging panel featured the US Ambassador John Berry and prolific angel investor Bill Tai., which emerged last year out of Startup Weekend Perth, consists of an electronic voting system which uses block-chain technology to provide a more efficient and secure voting system than traditional ballot box systems.

Mr Berry commented on the fundamental importance of the democratic process to the success of both Australia and America and the amazing potential of the system.


Springboard for women-led startups

Two Western Australian startups have been selected to participate in Springboard Enterprises Australia accelerator program, which targets women-led companies.

Digital health company KinChip Systems and modelling portfolio app Socio.Folio (previously known as Snaptch) will join eight other Australian startups in the program.


Infra Tech to work on Geraldton Airport upgrade

Perth-based engineering firm Infra Tech Group is has been awarded the geotechnical and pavement design aspects of the Geraldton Airport Upgrade project.


Tech integration for Velpic and Tikforce

eLearning platform Velpic has signed a MOU with HR technology provider Tikforce to investigate integration of their respective technologies.

Under the MOU, Velpic will incorporate TikForce’s biometric authentication technology to provide customers with validation of the identity of employees undertaking lessons.

Velpic’s platform will then automatically feed the elearning results into TikForce’s qualification database.

A revenue sharing arrangement is being considered.


People choose Mi Vista

Personal security app Mi Vista has won second place in Startup Daily's Peoples Choice Awards 2016.

The app allows users to instantly take and send a picture and their location to pre-selected contacts at the touch of one button.


Covocate grows management team

Candidate screening system Covocate has welcomed two new team members, with Oliver Fehr joining as chief technology officer and James Cooper-Jones as director corporate.



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