Australia is home to many startups, and these are some of the most promising ones that are expected to continue performing well. These companies have all demonstrated tremendous growth in a relatively short amount of time. They are expected to continue their growth, and as such, they should be recognised for their success:
This technology company has dual headquarters in Sydney, Australia, and Redwood City, California, in the United States. Invoice2go offers simple invoicing, tracking of expenses, and reporting tools for small business owners through mobile and web apps. This subscription service is cloud-based, allowing a business owner to do everything related to finances from a mobile device.
Canva is a software company that makes graphic design easy for everyone, even people who have no experience. To date, more than 10 million people have used Canva to create designs and professional-quality graphics. Users can edit photos and add things such as text, borders, and frames to images. Canva also offers images and fonts for use in designs.
This company launched a corporate travel platform that simplifies the travel process for those who travel for business. A single gateway allows travelers to connect to the platform from virtually anywhere in the world, and this simplified process reduces expenses involved in approvals and bookings, along with other travel expenses. Locomote has doubled in size since 2015.
Already a household name, Envato offers a group of digital marketplaces, where web designers can buy creative assets from sellers, such as themes, graphics, photos, and 3D models, for use in their design creations. With over 1.5 million active users, this company was ranked in the “Great Places to Work” Awards in Australia in 2016.
The main product of this company is an easy-to-use budget planner, and what makes this product stand out is its ability to synchronize with most Australian banks, to give you a constantly updated feed of your financial information. Pocketbook can manage bills, track expenses, and even categorize your spending.
LawPath is the leading provider in Australia of cloud-based legal services for small- and medium-size businesses, and it has partnerships with more than 250 law firms throughout the country. You can choose either a one-time purchase fee or a subscription, and gain access to customizable legal documents and free legal quotes from lawyers who specialize in your area of need.
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This company made it into the Australia Top 50 influencer awards, and it’s an employment agency of sorts, but for the creative industry. For example, The Right Fit matches the professionals of acting, modeling, photography, and dancing (among other fields) with the companies that need those professionals. The company maintains a database of professionals, for companies to search, to find the perfect employee.
This is an innovative company that has capitalized on a need that people didn’t realize they had. Parkhound is a marketplace that connects drivers with local owners of property to lease parking places. No more circling the block multiple times in search of that elusive parking spot. Parkhound is app-based and is the #1 car-parking marketplace in Australia.
One of the industries that has seen the most growth in recent times is the pet industry. PetHomeStay is the most trusted company for pet sitting in Australia and has pet hosts throughout the country. This company brings together pet owners and caregivers for times when the pet owners must go out of town or can’t be home to care for their pets.
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Shippit is a company that is aimed directly at retail businesses that ship orders. This cloud-based system has partnered with hundreds of retailers throughout the country. Shippit makes shipping simpler for businesses by offering choices with carrier options and delivery routes, along with the ability to track packages at every moment along the way.
As people get busier and busier with their jobs and lives, they have less and less time for some necessary things, and Airtasker is a way to outsource some of those small, but time-consuming tasks. This company has created a marketplace for people and businesses to outsource duties, hire staff quickly, or find particular services. You can hire skilled people to handle virtually any task, from deliveries to cleaning, to handyman jobs, to office support.
GlamCorner is a newer way for women to wear designer clothing at a reasonable price. Rather than buying a new dress for each event, women can rent designer dresses and gowns for a fraction of the purchase price, keep them for 4-8 days and then return them. They offer everything from dresses for dates, to formal evening gowns.
A B2B focused SEO service that offers link building to SEO agencies. This might seem strange to some, but the truth is not all SEO agencies offer link building services. In fact, you would be surprised how many of those turn to other agencies to do link building not only for them but for their clients as well. This is the reason behind SEO Reseller Hub’s success.
This company has developed a new twist on business lunch hours. HowAboutEat offers online food delivery service to companies, rather than taking individual orders. It offers a daily menu and allows people to text their orders or send their orders via Facebook Messenger. You can specify your food preferences, such as vegetarian, regular, or light, and the menu comes from highly-rated local restaurants.
Go1 operates a Learning Management System, which is a way for companies to offer training courses to their employees. This company offers courses for staff training, company compliance, and personal enrichment, in a format that is both mobile/tablet friendly. Companies can use one of the existing courses, or upload their own documents for conversion to a user-friendly format.
This company is an online branch of Artesian Venture Partners, one of the most respected venture firms in Australia, and offers crowdfunding in the forms of equity, debt, and property. VentureCrowd has revolutionised the crowdfunding method of raising capital for businesses.
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