A formidable alliance of tech industry heavyweights, including Google, Atlassian, and Afterpay, hasto help position Australia as the world’s startup capital within ten years. 24 leading companies have formed the Tech Council of Australia to make it irresistible for tech startups to from Down Under. That is one of three scalps the council is desperate to take in the next decade, while it also aims to employ one million people by 2025 and to grow the by 2031. While that may seem ambitious, the consortium of startup gurus involved in the council has all pulled off inconceivable feats in the industry. The council’s board includes Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar and Mina Radhakrishnan, who launched a property Different from her apartment in Darlinghurst five years ago.
Ms. Radhakrishnan, a former employee in the US at Google and Uber, said Australia had unique potential as a startup hub. “The Australian tech industry is nascent; it has incredible potential,” she told NCA NewsWire. “Having worked in San Francisco and New York, I moved to Sydney in 2016, and we (co-founder Ruwin Perera) started: Different from the second bedroom in our apartment in Darlinghurst. “We now employ 50 people full-time and 40 people part-time globally. Our company is a full-service property management group that my father-in-law inspired.
Different now employs 90 people and has eight offices around Australia.”He had investment properties but was always paying massive agent fees and having property managers change on him regularly, sometimes with no notice.” Mr. Farquhar is an Australian billionaire who co-founded Atlassian software company with fellow Australian Mike Cannon-Brookes. The council’s board Anthony Eisen, co-founder of Australian buy now, pay later juggernaut Afterpay – which recently sold for a rumored $A39 billion. To , we need government, industry, and its people swimming in the same direction,” M.r Farquhar said.
“I’m proud to be one of the first board members.” To deliver on its promises, the Tech Council vows to support the growth of and investment in Australia’s tech sector, generate more jobs, help develop regulation for new andand take on the responsibilities of not-for-profit organizations StartupAUS. In addition to Google Australia, Afterpay, and Atlassian, the founding companies of the council include Microsoft Australia, Tyro, Airtasker, and graphic Canva. The board also released a economy that found:
- The Australian technology industry generates $167 billion annually and employs 861,000 Australians.
- The tech sector generated 65,000 jobs during the , second only to retail.
- 1 in 16 working Australians in the tech sector.
- Australia’s has various company sizes, including 35,200 sole traders, 26,100 businesses with fewer than 20 employees, and just 100 large firms of 200+ employees.