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To date, the Founder Institute is proud to have operated Australian program chapters in the cities of Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne. Since first launching on the continent in 2010, the Founder Institute has substantially contributed to these startup ecosystems by helping to launch dozens of impactful new companies, as well as provided mentorship from top Australian technology industry entrepreneurs.

While all of our Australian graduates are exceptional, there are a few that stand out in 2019. Below, check out our top performing Australian portfolio companies, who have each achieved significant milestones over the past year in building meaningful and enduring companies aimed at improving the lives of people around the world.

If you are building a technology-enabled company in Australia towards achieving traction and funding, then apply to the Founder Institute today. At the time of this publishing, applications are currently open for enrollment across several Australian cities.

Founder: Danny Adams

GoFar is an IoT device that makes every car a "smart car," providing any driver with real-time feedback to help them reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions, improve safety on the road, and cut time in traffic. This FI Sydney company recently raised a $1.3M round led by RightClick Capital.

Founder: Marissa Di Pasquale 

Mindsets is a Math & STEAM platform for the classroom that personalizes learning through real-world, authentic problem solving and inquiry. Live and interactive, this FI Sydney company offers real time student responses to make teaching, class facilitation, and differentiation easier.

Founders: Evan Wong

Checkbox is a platform that allows subject-matter experts to transform regulation into software without touching a single line of code. This FI Sydney company has raised more than $1.7M for their solution that Business News Australia calls "the AI business solution that won't steal your job."

Founders: Alissa Cronau

Maven Music is an app to help artists promote their music on streaming services. This FI Sydney startup is building a curator network that offers artists targeted databases, and allows fans to receive more music to suit their taste.

Founder: Christophe Baudia

GeoMoby is a location intelligence solution provider. This FI Perth company helps their clients take advantage of geolocation technology using advanced geofencing services, real-time geolocation algorithms, and analytics.

Founders: Tyler Spooner 

Unocart is an on-demand grocery marketplace, enabling delivery of fresh foods and household essentials through an easy-to-use app. This FI Perth company is amplifying their impact through real-time consumer savings, while also directly helping to feed those in need.

Founder: Chris Braine

Cellr is a patent pending solution for stopping the counterfeit of wine. This FI Perth startup's solution also has big benefits all the way through the supply chain. 

Founder: Marshall Hughes

Passel is the global platform where shoppers deliver to shoppers, and make money while out shopping! This FI Melbourne company has so far raised more than $300k for their crowd-sourced delivery community and platform solution.

Founders: Ryan King 

CoinCraft is accurate, real-time predictions and insights for projects and teams. This FI Melbourne company creates cashflow & workforce planning software that allows architects to forecast their workflow, so they can manage and avoid expensive catastrophes months before they happen.

Founder: Peter Gatt is your cloud architecture diagrams, automated. This FI Melbourne company frees you from drag and drop tools: get visibility of your existing cloud infrastructure and network topology in seconds.  

If you are building a technology-enabled business in Australia, then apply to the Founder Institute today!


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