LaunchVic’s new 30X30 program backs the next wave of tech unicorns

Leigh Jasper, Chair of LaunchVic

Nine of Victoria’s emerging startups have been selected to participate in 30X30, LaunchVic’s new program that is on a mission to see 30 Victorian startups reach unicorn status by 2030.

Supported by mentors who have scaled the HR, Operations or Finance functions at top startups like Atlassian, Canva, Bumble and SafetyCulture, the program is helping Victorian scaleups build world-class back-office operations to contend with massive growth.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the program?

The program supports market entry for exporters through a deal with the Victorian Govt’s Trade Agency, Global Victoria. LaunchVic Chair Leigh Jasper said one of the biggest challenges facing rapidly growing scaleups is having time to develop HR, Operations and Finance leaders.

“30X30 enables scaleup founders to focus on their strategic growth while the leadership team gets mentoring from experienced peers who have previously scaled tech companies.”

Dr Kate Cornick, Chief Executive Officer at LaunchVic

LaunchVic Chief Executive Officer Dr Kate Cornick said supporting scaleups to become Victoria’s next unicorns represented a significant economic opportunity for the State.

“To date, just 20 Victorian unicorns have created over $100 billion of value between them – so we have a vested interest in supporting this growth. The first cohort of LaunchVic’s 30X30 program is a really exciting list of scaleups with strong ‘unicorn’ potential,” she said.

Who are the startups selected for the program?

The 30X30 program has just commenced and two further cohorts will run in 2023 and 2024. Scaleup founders can learn more at:×30. The full cohort includes:

  • Bare, a high-quality and affordable cremation service
  • Buildkite, a platform for running fast, secure and scalation continuous integration pipelines
  • Carbar, Australia’s #1 car subscription website
  • HammerTech, a leading construction company safety software platform
  • InternMatch, the world’s #1 platform for internships
  • July, Australian-made luggage and travel accessories with unique production technology
  • Mr Yum, Australia’s leading mobile food ordering, payments and marketing platform.
  • Nutromics, revolutionising precision medicine through Continuous Molecular Monitoring
  • Seer Medical, reimagining monitoring of epilepsy, sleep and cardiac conditions