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Australian startup Hireup dominating the Tech Fast 2017 lists

Innovative provider of disability support, Hireup, is on an award collection spree.

Hireup is an online platform built for people with disability to find, hire and manage support workers using the wonders of technology and building bridges among people with similar interest.

Coming in second for Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 2017 and coming in first for Technology Fast 50 2017, Hireup’s shelf is getting heavy with awards.

Now, in its fifteenth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in Asia Pacific is diverse, including different sizes of companies encompassing a variety of industry sectors.

Ninety Australian companies were listed, and four of them including Hireup was in the top 10, zipMoney, Zero Latency and Connexion Media were the other three making Australia proud.

Who came in first? Chinese live streaming platform Wuhan Douyu Network Technology Co Ltd took out the top spot.

No surprises here, software and hardware companies dominate the list; but Hireup, which is Software Company but also a social enterprise emerged through and waved the flag high for purpose-led businesses.

This was the case for the prestigious Technology Fast 50 as well, which counted down Australia’s top 50 fastest growing technology companies.

For the first time, a purpose-led company claimed the top spot.

Tech Fast 50 Lead Partner, Josh Tanchel said it perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise.

“A strong customer focus is fundamental to growth and principled leaders who want to make an impact that matters can fuel innovation and growth from the top down,” he said.

Most recently, Hireup was also hailed as one of the winners of Queen’s Young Leaders award 2017 for their dedication to social enterprise, adding another award to their collection.

 

Emerging Australian companies

As mentioned 90 companies were featured on the list, this is the highest in the last 13 years.

Coming in third right after China and Taiwan, this shows that Australia’s ecosystem is growing exponentially.

Just last month, 10 Australian startups made it to the global fintech 100 list.

Three of the startups made it to the main list, one of which is zipMoney, and the other seven were on the emerging startup list.

This just proves that the ecosystem is branching out, which rings true to the findings by Startup Muster’s report a few months back.

According to the report, capital raising in Australia and expanding sales both inside and outside of Australia will be done in the next 12 months.

This will be exciting to watch as companies reach out towards the Asia Pacific region.

“The Asia Pacific region offers huge opportunities for Australian growth companies looking to scale up their operations and expand overseas. It is seen by many as a launch pad to the rest of the world, so it’s fantastic to see so many Australian companies competing at this level and featuring in the Fast 500,” Tanchel said in a statement.

”With the low-hanging technology fruit having been well and truly picked in developed Western markets, combined with an emerging middle-class demanding improved customer experiences, the Asia Pacific region is primed for growth companies to make a real impact.”

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Australian startup Hireup dominating the Tech Fast 2017 lists
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