Shortly, this year’s Startmate companies will head to Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York in the US for three weeks of intensive pitching at forums such as 500 Startups, and for networking and capital
Supported by ATP Innovations, Startmate is a Sydney based, mentor-driven seed fund that invests in high potential web-based startups. This year’s 8 startups were chosen among 164 applicants. They are Moojive, Flightfox, Happy Inspector, Invc.me, Ninja Blocks, Scriptrock, Setkick and Young Republic.
The 2012 program began in January and will culminate in early April, with the companies meeting potential customers, partners and investors in Sydney, Melbourne, Silicon Valley and New York. The Australian leg of activities begins this week.
This year’s startups will aim to emulate the success enjoyed by last year’s Startmate companies in the States. Grabble was acquired by Walmart, Bugherd and Chorus secured further angel funding and Chorus is now based in the US.
Startmate companies have been based here in the ATP Innovations building.
ATP Innovations, Australia’s leading technology business incubator, also named best internationally connecting incubator.
- Scriptrock’s script for major sales (atp-innovations.com.au)
- Silicon Valley incubator 500Startups invests in Bugherd (bugherd.com)
- Rise of the Global Entrepreneurial Class (forbes.com)
- Demo Days at 500Startups can be a tough crowd (bugherd.com)
- BugHerd receives a $500K investment from Starfish Ventures (bugherd.com)
- The Silicon Valley tour, part 7: A few exciting new business models that actually work (stritar.net)
- Join top Silicon Valley investors, hear their fund-raising secrets (news.cnet.com)
- Walmart Labs acquires point-of-sale startup Grabble (venturebeat.com)