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AirRobe started here
Tixel started here
Zeller started here
Mr Yum started here
HotDoc started here
HEX started here
Tractor Ventures started here
Hatch Quarter started here
VC Catalyst started here
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Victorian Startup Map
LaunchVic defines startups as young technology-based businesses that use innovation to scale rapidly and capture global markets. Examples of technology include: software / app, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, advanced manufacturing & robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, augmented / virtual reality, 3D printing, advanced materials, genomics & life sciences (including BioTech & MedTech) and autonomous vehicles.
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Valued at $91 billion, the Victorian Startup Ecosystem is now the same size as Tel Aviv was in 2016.
Our 2,950 startups, scaleups and unicorns have created 52,000 jobs and the ecosystem is growing rapidly.
With support for founders to get there ideas off the ground, it’s never been a better time to start your startup here.
Join the likes of Tixel, HotDoc and Great Wrap and bring your startup idea to life in Victoria. With a range of programs tailored for aspiring and early-stage startup founders, you’ll find the support you need to succeed.
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Claim your startup profile on our ecosystem directory, powered by Dealroom, to promote your startup globally. Access our investor matching tool, benchmark your startup with global rankings and track your startup performance with up-to-date market intelligence. Register for free
With a local network of investors experienced in startup investment, you’ll be in good company here.
Connect your portfolio companies with LaunchVic and we can help them scale. Whether you are supporting women founders tackling climate change or building the next unicorn, Victoria has the right program to help grow your investments. Explore our programs here
We’re helping to increase the number of startup investors in Victoria. Whether you are an established investor curious about the startup sector, or an angel investor that’s wants to impact the next generation of businesses, LaunchVic can help build your investment knowledge. Find out more about investor education
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Gain support from successful founders keen to proactively share their time and support the next wave of entrepreneurs
Access a support network designed to help all entrepreneurs succeed
Access both private and government backed programs for ecosystem participants, like accelerators, incubators and membership groups
Find yourself in thriving local areas dense with talent, ambition and culture ready to be tapped
Proximity to world-class universities that feed into Victoria’s existing pool of high quality talent
Be part of an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity and disruptive thinking
Kickoff your founder journey, your growth phase or your next investment fund in Victoria.
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