Landing Pad, a startup programme by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), has named the eight startups that are set to participate in its latest cohort in Singapore.

Set to participate in a 90-day residency programme from May to August, the startups are working in the field of cybersecurity, fintech, and HR-tech.

The startups are:

A technology provider that uses Artificial Intelligence to secure APIs against abuse and fraud.

Awakened Mind
Healthtech startup that helps to promote mental health within organisations.

Application security provider helping businesses across fintech and blockchain technology.

Cybersecurity training platform and service provider for government, enterprise, and defence.

Imperium Markets
First Australian Markets Licensed fintech provider that allows users to transact electronically.

Global CRE lending marketplace that aims to “massively” speed up the financing process from loan bid to loan settlement.

An independent security, governance, risk, and compliance consulting firm

Cloud-based recruitment management software that connects employers with top recruitment agencies

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As a trade and investment body of the Australian government, Austrade formed the Landing Pad initiative in Singapore bolster the two countries relations through “the exchange of innovative ideas, and by attracting and developing competencies and new technologies for the ASEAN region.”

A part of Australia’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, the programme aims to help “most promising” startups in the country to drive their expansion plan in the ASEAN region.

For this cohort, Austrade has also partnered with the government-backed Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber).

Fourty-two per cent of the startups graduating from the programme already have local offices and hires in Singapore. The companies have also expanded to other markets such as India, Indonesia, Nepal, The Philippines and Vietnam.

Landing Pad itself has helped these startups raised around US$15.8 million with more than 50 collaborative agreements formed, including with a Singapore government agency.

In addition to Singapore, Landing Pad is also available in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai and Berlin.

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