Startmate is Australia’s best startup accelerator.
We help teams build enduring companies and avoid the activities and theater that take away from that mission.
Over 200 startups from across Australia apply to be a part of Startmate each batch. Of these, we select the best five.
Startmate has been running since 2011, and was founded by Niki Scevak who went on to co-found Blackbird Ventures. Startmate's most successful alumni include Upguard, Bugcrowd, Propeller, HappyCo, Edrolo, Workyard, Vero and Elevio.
We give Startmate companies $75k for 7.5% ownership in their company. If they’ve already raised more than $250k in funding, we'll match their last round valuation as at June 1, 2017.
Startmate provides intensive mentoring for 3 months and then a lifelong network. We give our founders resources, advice, connections, and perks, but it’s the relationships that have the deepest and most profound impact.
Our mentor network is Australia’s best and includes Mike Cannon-Brookes & Scott Farquhar, Susan Wu, Niki Scevak, Sam Mostyn, Warren Hogarth, Sam Chandler, Jodie Auster, Rachael Neumann, and many more awesome people including a bunch of the best Startmate alumni.