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Top 35 most successful Australian startups

35 Australian most successful startups

The Australian tech startup scene has been steadily growing and evolving over the past decade, making it an increasingly vibrant and promising ecosystem. With a strong foundation in innovation, a highly educated workforce, and a supportive government, Australia has become an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and investors alike. In this introduction, we’ll explore key aspects of the Australian tech startup scene, including its growth drivers, notable success stories, and some of the challenges it faces.

Startup Ecosystem Hubs:

  • Sydney: As Australia’s largest city, Sydney is a major hub for tech startups. It hosts numerous co-working spaces, accelerators, and venture capital firms. The city’s proximity to Asia also positions it as a gateway to expanding into Asian markets.
  • Melbourne: Melbourne has a thriving tech scene, with a focus on fintech, health tech, and creative industries. The city’s vibrant culture and strong academic institutions contribute to its startup ecosystem.
  • Brisbane: Brisbane is emerging as a key player in the Australian tech landscape, particularly in fields like biotech and clean energy. It benefits from a lower cost of living compared to Sydney and Melbourne.
  1. Atlassian

    • Monthly visits: 28.2 million
    • About: one of the world top enterprise software companies, Atlassian is the creator of some popular products for developers and project managers: Jira, Bitbucket, Trello…
    • Valuation: US$53.17 billion
    • Funding: US$210 million
    • Employees: 8813
    • City: Sidney
    • Founded: 2002
  2. Canva

    • Monthly visits: 462.7 million visits
    • About: Canva is an online design and visual communication platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere
    • Valuation: US$ 25.5 billion
    • Funding: US$ 581 million
    • Employees: 3500
    • City: Sidney
    • Founded: 2013
  3. AfterPay

    • Monthly visits: 21.3 million with visits from other global sites
    • About: a buy now pay later company
    • Valuation: US$14.7 billion
    • Funding: US$448.7 million
    • Employees: 1300
    • City: Sidney
    • Founded: 2014
  4. 99designs –

    • 4.6 million visits
    • About: the global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and freelance designers to work together online
    • Valuation: aqquired by Vistaprint
    • Funding: 88.7M
    • Employees: 130
    • City: Melbourne
    • Founded: 2008
  5. Envato

    •  Monthly visits: 22.6 million
    • About: Envato is a world-leading online community for creative assets and tools. Millions of people around the world visit Envato to buy and sell creative assets, use smart design templates, or learn creative skills. With an industry-leading marketplace paired with an unlimited subscription service, Envato helps creatives like you get projects done faster.
    • Valuation: US$1 billion
    • Funding: US$1.33 billion
    • Employees: 600
    • City: Melbourne
    • Founded: 2006
  6. SiteMinder

    • Monthly visits: 2.6 million
    • About: SiteMinder is the world’s leading open hotel commerce platform, ranked among technology pioneers for opening up every hotel’s access to online commerce. It’s this central role that has earned SiteMinder the trust of tens of thousands of hotels, across 150 countries, to sell, market, manage and grow their business
    • Valuation: US$1.3 billion
    • Funding: US$574 million
    • Employees: 819
    • City: Sidney
    • Founded: 2006
  7. Xero

    • Monthly visits: 31.1 million
    • About: Xero’s online accounting software connects small business owners with their numbers, their bank, and advisors anytime.
    • Valuation: US$1.49 billion
    • Funding: US$681 million
    • Employees: 5080
    • City: Wellington, New Zealand
    • Founded: 2006
  8. Go1

    • Monthly visits: 83k visits
    • About: The Go1 Content Hub is the largest curated eLearning library from the world’s top training providers, available for a single subscription within your existing learning platform,…
    • Valuation: US$2 billion
    • Funding: US$400 Million
    • Employees:
    • City: Brisbane
    • Founded: 2009
  9. Spaceship – Total funding: $41.1M Million
  10. Uno – Total funding: $46.1 Million
  11. The Iconic – Total funding: $44 Million
  12. Lendi – Total funding: $40 Million
  13. Power Ledger – Total funding: $35 Million
  14. Assembly – Total funding: $32.3 Million
  15. Carsales
  16. Judo Bank
  17. Computershare
  18. Employment Hero
  19. ScalaPay
  20. Cyara
  21. Immutable
  22. Airwallex
  23. Linktree
  24. Splend
  25. Morse Micro
  26. Advanced Navigation
  27. Dovetail
  28. Athena
  29. MrYum
  30. Safety Culture
  31. Culture Amp
  32. Deputy
  33. Tritium
  34. Volt Bank
  35. SAI Global


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