Startmate getting ready for the Valley


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

Startmate demo day

Startmate demo day (Photo credit: toolmantim)



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,, 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.


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