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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Queensland is unique.

Dozens of successful startups have been founded there over the years.

Some of them are already worth billions of dollars.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about fast-growing startups from Queensland, here’s an extensive list of 13 startups founded there.


13 Startups in Queensland

1) SafetyCulture

1) SafetyCulture

The operational heartbeat of working teams all around the world is SafetyCulture.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Luke Anear
  • Industries: Apps, Public Safety, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $223,152,969
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 14

You can find their website here.

2) Tritium

2) Tritium

Tritium provides energy independence through scalable and adaptable technology solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: David Finn
  • Industries: Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicle
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $93,974,879
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

3) Go1

3) Go1

With on-demand training and a dynamic content-driven platform, GO1 enables businesses to grow up their workforce.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Andrew Barnes, Chris Eigeland, Chris Hood, Vu Tran
  • Industries: Business Development, Corporate Training, E-Learning, Education, SaaS, Software, Training
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $83,708,345
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 19

You can find their website here.

4) CitrusAd

4) CitrusAd

CitrusAd is a self-serve retail advertising platform that specializes in native sponsored product ads, display ads, and email ads.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Brad Moran, Nick Paech
  • Industries: Advertising, Advertising Platforms, E-Commerce, Retail, Retail Technology
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: A$12,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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5) Travello app

5) Travello app

Travello is a travel social network that is used in over 180 countries.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Mark Cantoni, Ryan Hanly
  • Industries: Information Technology, Social Network, Travel
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $9,972,317
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

6) Octopus Deploy

6) Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is a deployment automation tool that is part of a DevOps automation platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Paul Stovell
  • Industries: Developer APIs, Developer Tools, Productivity Tools, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $172,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

7) iVvy

7) iVvy

Ivvy is smarter, kinder, and more inexpensive conference and event management software.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: James Greig, Lauren Hall
  • Industries: Event Management, Events, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: A$7,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

8) Clipchamp

8) Clipchamp

Clipchamp is a video editing software that allows anyone to create compelling stories.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Alexander Dreiling, David Hewitt, Soeren Balko, Tobias Raub
  • Industries: Cloud Computing, Information Technology, Video, Video Editing
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $15,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

9) Outfit

9) Outfit

Outfit revolutionizes how huge companies develop, collaborate on, and share branded marketing materials.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Bruce Stronge
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Retail, Wearables
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $21,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

10) Ellume

10) Ellume

Ellume is a firm that specializes in flu testing.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Sean Parsons
  • Industries: Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Medical Device
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $5,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

11) The simPRO Group

11) The simPRO Group

SimPRO Group is a global provider of trades and services industry business management software.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2002
  • Founders: Curtis Thomson, Stephen Bradshaw, Vaughan McKillop
  • Industries: Computer, Internet, IT Management, Service Industry, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $46,677,596
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

12) Nimble

12) Nimble

Nimble offers loans ranging from $300 to $5,000 in minutes through an easy online/mobile application.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Greg Ellis, Sean Teahan
  • Industries: Big Data, Credit, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Risk Management
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $18,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

13) Gilmour Space Technologies

13) Gilmour Space Technologies

Gilmour Space Technologies is a space rocket development business that focuses on developing low-cost hybrid launch vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Adam Gilmour
  • Industries: Aerospace, Industrial Engineering, Space Travel
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: A$27,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

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