Australia

Sydney

Late-Globalization Phase

At the University of Technology Sydney, we see technology and entrepreneurship as Australia’s future. We’re fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs who will transform our economy and secure our global position.

Professor Margaret Maile Petty
Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney

Sub-sector Strengths

Fintech

Sydney’s financial industry accounts for 9% of national GDP, larger than Hong Kong and Singapore. Brighte, an interest-free home improvement platform, raised $29 million in Series B venture funding in 2018. Lendi, a home loan matching platform, raised $40 million from ANZ in 2019.

Edtech

Sydney-based Smart Sparrow, an online learning design platform, raised $11.5 million in Series C funding in 2018. OpenLearning, a social-learning platform, raised $6.4 million of venture funding in 2018.

Why you should invest in Sydney

SOFTWARE STARTUP OUTPUT
1.5k-2.1k
GLOBAL AVG.
1,010
ECOSYSTEM VALUE
$7.4 bn
GLOBAL AVG.
$5 bn
Top 10 Global Ecosystem
Connectedness
Top 15 Global Ecosystem
Fintech
4
Exit Growth
INDEX
8
Output Growth
INDEX
9
Funding Growth
INDEX

Reasons to move your startup to Sydney

EARLY-STAGE FUNDING PER STARTUP
$258 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$284 k
TOTAL EARLY-STAGE FUNDING
$465 m
GLOBAL AVG.
$837 m
SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY
$62.4 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$58.3 k

Tax Credits

Sydney offers a tax incentive refund of 43.5% for R&D costs.

Grants

The Minimum Viable Product Grant matches up to 50% of total development costs. Accelerating Commercialisation grants cap at $1 million and Building Partnerships grants help revenue-generating SMEs scale through acquisitions.

Startup Community

Startup Genome
Partners & Members

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