Aussie startups recognised with industry awards, with software startup taking home prize once won by Atlassian

July 27, 2018
By Nicholas Beames

As seen on SmartCompany:Two Australian startups have seen major wins this week, with short-term rental manager MadeComfy receiving an award for innovation, and accounting software provider Rounded following in the footsteps of Atlassian and WiseTech Global to take home the 2018 Consensus Software Award. Established in 2016 by co-founders Oliver Garside and Grant McCall, Rounded provides a cloud-based platform to provide tailored accounting technology for sole traders and freelancers, through a software-as-a-service package.Earlier this year, the startup closed a Series A round but was not able to disclose the value of the investment.The 2018 Consensus Software Award, presented at the Consensus Innovation Awards on Wednesday by the federal assistant minister for science, jobs and innovation Zed Seselja, has previously been taken home by some of Australia’s most successful startups.Software startup Atlassian won the award in 2004, for it’s Jira issue tracking app. Co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are now knocking on the door of the top 10 richest Australians, currently ranked at 11th and 12th in the AFR Rich List, worth $5.16 billion each.Beames Capital is proud to be associated with Rounded.For more see