Startmate is a network of founders offering mentorship and seed financing to technical teams creating global Internet startups from Australia.
Startmate 2015 runs from January through to May and the eight startups have been chosen. Our applications next open in September for next year's program. Follow us on Twitter @startmate for future news.
Why do Startmate?
watch the videos below to learn from the journeys of prior teams who have done Startmate
Bugherd were part of the original Startmate class in 2011. Co-founders Alan Downie and Matt Milosavljevic had previously worked together at a digital agency and had done startups together like fivesecondtest.com that had achieved success but were not large businesses. Bugherd was their first real attempt at creating not just a product but a business. […]
Ben, Jeremy and Duncan, the three founders of Edrolo, left jobs at Google and Goldman Sachs to pursue their passion. They believed that great teachers should reach audiences of tens of thousands of students not the few that could cram into a single classroom. And that kids wanted to watch video on their mobile devices […]
Success so often is measured in the dollars you have raised or the number of people you have grown to but ultimately they are only proxy signals for something that really matters: happy customers. The story of Vero has refreshingly never been about the artificial chest-bumping metrics of dollars raised and people employed. The story […]
Startmate applications close next Tuesday! Get your application in now.There are many more bad people hacking computer systems than good ones helping them not get hacked. Each week it seems that some huge institution reveals that their customer’s financial information has been breached or passwords compromised. There was Target earlier this year and Home Depot in the […]
Startmate applications close next Tuesday! Get your application in now. When Happy Inspector (then known as Happy Landlord) first applied to Startmate they initially did not make it in as it was just Jindou himself. A year later and he had found Andrew and Phil Mayes and had begun to form the product that would end up as Happy Inspector. They were accepted […]