Consensus Software Awards and Consensus Innovation Awards were unveiled at the 2018 Consensus Awards
Federal Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator Zed Seselja, presented the 2018 Consensus Awards on Wednesday at PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers’ offices at the Barangaroo International Towers in Sydney.
As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently said, “The Consensus Awards have a history of celebrating some of the most cutting-edge and innovative Australian tech companies, counting world-famous firms Atlassian and WiseTech Global as former recipients. I have no doubt that this year’s recipients will follow in their success.”
The winners receive global recognition, with a past winner speaking at the event, as seen in the videos below, explaining how winning a Consensus Award made a tremendous difference to the visibility and success of their business.
Julian Day, founder and chief executive, said: “We can confidently predict that nearly all of this year’s winners will be world-wide winners. Our 160+ judges get it right, year after year, after year, after year.”
Consensus Software Awards:
AirShare by Systema AI Pty Ltd
The platform impressed the judges. Supported by a very healthy 27 patents, the industry leading solution provides value to the consumer and seller alike.
Rounded by Rounded Pty Ltd
Rounded is the only Australian-built cloud accounting app specifically designed for Freelancers & Sole Traders in the market.
Consensus Innovation Awards:
Solo Cover by Solo Cover Pty Ltd
Solo Cover provides extensive and comprehensive insurance cover in the Freelance and Solo worker market (‘the gig economy’) providing cover in just 90 seconds.
UNIFYAdvantage by UNIFY Solutions Pty Ltd
UNIFYAdvantage enable organisations, small and enormous, to scale and secure their digital channel interactions to allow participation in the world digital economy.
In addition, Ikabo Incubator by Ikabo was Highly Commended in the Consensus Innovation Awards.
It provides a cost-effective Digital Engagement Tool to allow organisations to engage with their staff and/or customers.
Aussie startups recognised with industry awards, with software startup taking home prize once won by Atlassian
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.
The 2018 Consensus Software Award, presented at the Consensus Innovation Awards on Wednesday by 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.
Another prestigious previous winner is logistics software company WiseTech Global, which listed on the ASX in 2016, and currently has a market cap of about $5.15 billion.
“It really is an honour to be recognised with such a well-respected award, and we are blown away to join such digital luminaries as past winners Atlassian and WiseTech Global,” Garside said in a statement.
“It feels like all of our hard work is paying off,” he added.