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Founder Institute Australia New Zealand, the ANZ chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest portfolio startups!

After meticulous selection process and intense 3.5 months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, 8 startups were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Australia's and New Zealand's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the new portfolio startups:

  • Amicii - Meet new friends and grow your social network organically with small group social experiences curated for you.
  • Butter - Giving people access to their desired lifestyle, by pairing their interests and preferences with the social plans of like-minded others.
  • ivygo - A peer-to-peer EV charging network providing electric vehicle owners with a greater choice of convenient and accessible charging options via a mobile app.
  • Sanux - Developing an app to help Type 2 diabetes patients and doctors by serving them gold standard medical recommendations from leading scientists in real-time and any language
  • TechDojo - Empowering ANZ Companies to access carefully-vetted Data Analytics and AI talent that can deliver BreakThrough projects.
  • Austina Boutique - Offering custom-fit shoes merging style with comfort, empowering every woman's step with confidence and grace.
  • Fundaroo - An online lending platform helping Indian students gain access to the world's best universities
  • Terepay - Send Now Pay Later for remittances! An alternative payment solution created to help Filipino migrants access quick cash during challenging times, allowing them to send the borrowed money overseas.

The Australia New Zealand (ANZ) program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup.

Join us for the Demo Day startup showcase Event on 21-May-2024

ANZ Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the Australia Founder Institute: Annie LeCavalier, Benjamin Chong (Partner, Right Click Capital), Paul Krajewski (Product Management / Research MarTech SaaS, Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Australia that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the Australia New Zealand (ANZ) program was supported by some of ANZ's top startup support organisations, including Addisons lawyers

Some of ANZ’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

* Adeline Chu * Amit Verma * Anna Cheng * Ant Moorehouse * Ashton Bishop * Ben Pecotich * Benjamin Ranck * Bill Trestrail * Brodie Mc Culloch * Cheryl Mack * Chris Clark * Chris Clark * Dennis Kibirev * Evan Wong * Franziska Iseli * Greg Campbell * James Moody * Jeff Perlman * Jonathan Greechan * Leila Alem * Paul Grimes * Paul Wenck * Rachel White * Roger Do * Roman Kovalenko * Sam Richards * Scott Crowe * Sorrel Osborne * Tom Dawkins * William Mc Cahey

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN. 

After Graduation, the new Australia Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 100+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Australia Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1.75BN in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

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