Database links government with startups

Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic has unveiled a free, open-source database of Victorian startups.

Kate Cornick

The new database is designed as a dedicated source of real time information for founders, investors, corporates and government.

LaunchVic CEO, Dr Kate Cornick says the platform is an opportunity for local founders to showcase their businesses across Australia and internationally.

“The database will ensure our startups are being ‘seen’ and is a great tool for investors, local and international; agencies wanting to procure services and products; and government seeking more information about the local startup ecosystem,” she said.

The database contains publicly sourced information on more than 2,000 Victorian startups as well as data on venture capitalists, local accelerators, workspaces and universities.

The data can be searched by sector, location or investment, and features a tool to “match” startups with investors.

Rachel Neumann from newly formed Victorian Angel Investing Group Working Theory Angels says the database will help startups get exposure and investment.

“One of the things we hear a lot from founders is that they don’t know where to start when it comes to accessing capital – this will be really useful for both parties.”

“By profiling our startups, we will ensure entrepreneurs, investors and government policy makers have the information they need to support growth and drive of economic recovery,” she said.

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