In our previous roundup of 14 Australian Web Companies to Keep Your Eye On, we asked other startups from Australia to get in touch with us. Since then we’ve learned about startups we didn’t know existed and seen a lot of new ones appear. Here are 12 more Australian startups you should keep your eye on.
Noosbox is a web app that uses the data in company email inboxes to help teams work together more effectively, allowing users to lodge issue reports, create leads, tag conversations and share with others from within Google Apps email inboxes.
Posse is an interesting startup that provides a platform for bands to reward their fans, and fans to earn those rewards through band evangelism. Users join the ‘posses’ of their favorite bands and artists, share the band’s media through social networks, and are rewarded with cash and other rewards when their sharing leads to sales.
Zwift is a Melbourne startup whose goal is to bring independent Australian restaurants into the digital age. The company hooks companies into their online ordering platform and provides them with the equipment needed to monitor new orders coming in from the Internet from their store. Zwift provides all sorts of analytics tools that use order data and marketing tools that help restaurants reach customers via SMS or email.
Brix is a young Sydney startup with a project management and collaboration product. It is built on an Agile project management philosophy and pulls in online collaboration tools with traditional project management tools like the Gantt chart.
Follders is a Dropbox-like product by Omnissient launching in two weeks. Follders’ virtual storage drives will have 9GB of storage on free accounts, and for $2 a month will be upgraded to unlimited storage. The product will have Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android apps on launch.
6. Shoes of Prey
Shoes of Prey is a do-it-yourself fashion site: it allows users to design their own women’s shoes which are then handmade by the Shoes of Prey team and shipped out. Shoes of Prey has been around since October 2009, and is bootstrapped and profitable.
ServiceM8 is one of the few startups from Darwin in the Northern Territory and offers a product for small business owners in the service industry to dispatch jobs to their employees in the field in real-time, as well as deal with administrative work like quoting and invoicing. ServiceM8 has an iPhone app and features live staff tracking so you can queue jobs with the staff member nearest to that location.
I had to include Boozle on a list of Australian startups to keep up our national reputation for holding as much booze as we can drink. With Boozle, you provide your alcoholic drink of choice and your location and it will search for the cheapest deal in your area, including specials. It’s the easiest way to get drunk on the cheap.
Phase is like the other side of the daily deals coin. How businesses list their deals isn’t something we think much about, but Phase focuses on working with businesses to list deals and using partner sites to display them to the most targeted mobile users, such as those within 5 kilometres of the business.
Oomph is a product by Australian mobile development company Mogeneration for creating and publishing content designed for tablet devices, allowing publishers to pull their content in and augment it with a range of other media and easily publish that to their apps. Some of Oomph’s bigger clients include News Corp and ACP Magazines and the group has raised several million dollars in capital this year.
Quotify is an Australian startup that does away with the inconvenience of calling multiple service providers found in the Yellow Pages or Google for quotes (and hoping that you didn’t miss the most affordable provider). You choose a category, from graphic design to funeral services, fill in some details and Quotify provides you with the three best matches for your situation in its database. Quotify was recently acquired by Sensis.
WeTeachMe bills itself as a “peer-to-peer learning platform,” connecting teachers and students online, facilitating the lesson which takes place offline and in the real world. WeTeachMe currently has instructors for a range of topics such as Greek language and Adobe Illustrator, and most of the lessons currently appear to be in parts of Victoria, Australia.
Not on the list? We want to hear from more Australian startups.
If you’re working on, in, for or with an Australian startup, we want to know all about you. Email me personally at [email protected] if you think your company deserves a spot on our next Aussie startup roundup.