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Economic Trends

The Australian economy is low-risk for startups as a result of its stability and steady growth.

Economic Trends

Booming Industries in Australia: In Focus


Financial Services: Online lending platform Propsa raised $25 million in 2017, led by Airtree Ventures.
Agriculture: In 2017, global finance and manufacturing companies KPMG, Bosch and Agfunder invested $6.5 million in Tasmanian Agtech startup, The Yield.
Energy and Sustainability: In 2017, the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation invested $5 million into electricity grid tech startup, GreenSync, which formed part of their $11.5 million raise.
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical: Perth-based medical booking startup, HealthEngine, raised a $26.7 million Series C round from local and international investors. Medtech Sydney startup Saluda Medical raised a $53 million Series D round.


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