TiE Melbourne Angels makes its first investment in Aussie startup GetMee

Balendran Thavarajah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GetMee

GetMee benefits from an investment by Charter Members of the TiE Entrepreneurs network, a network of entrepreneurs. GetMee is looking to improve the way people communicate in English, bridging the gap between communication and understanding using advanced AI tech. GetMee’s target market is immigrant professionals and international students, and its offering is being used within commercial enterprises, English language schools and govt agencies.

The Advanced AI technology solutions are currently being used within enterprises, English Language schools and government agencies to bridge the language and communication gap.

Why is the market offering of TiE Entrepreneurs?

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) network was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. The TiE Global Angels program brings together investors around the world devoted to supporting entrepreneurs throughout all the various stages of incubation.

They share the common goal with GetMee of giving back to the communities that helped them to empower individuals and create wealth to better us all, collectively, not the individual.

GetMee’s clients include Deakin University, Far Eastern University, VFS Global, Education Centre of Australia, AMES Australia, YouStudy International College, Kubik Leadership and Coaching Indonesia. The company has a very ambitious plan to offer a coaching tool to millions of individuals in order to help them improve their personal and professional lives.

TiE Melbourne is the only Australian chapter of TiE Entrepreneurs, which is one of the world’s largest networks of entrepreneurs. TiE Entrepreneurs’ mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, connections, and funding. TiE Melbourne has been in existence since 2003, and its members have actively helped hundreds of Australian entrepreneurs progress with their ideas, often all the way from the startup phase to global-scale operations.

What does the investment mean for GetMee?

TiE Melbourne Angels was launched in 2022 to invest in Aussie startups, and GetMee is their first investment, a prestigious position for the startup that started with humble beginnings.

According to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GetMee, Balendran Thavarajah, clearly TiE Entrepreneurs Angel investor network had recognised the importance of communication skills as a future mandatory skill for success in the future business landscape and therefore wanted to get behind an innovative organisation in this area.

“The presence of highly experienced entrepreneur members of TiE Melbourne as investors in GetMee will be of significant benefit for the company as it scales its commercial operations.”

What were the investors’ thoughts on GetMee?

Saurabh Mishra, Founder of Allevi8 and serial health tech entrepreneur, “GetMee has a clearly differentiated offering that addresses a global problem. It is a wonderful example of usefully applied AI. Furthermore, I am delighted to back Bala as a member of TiE Melbourne.”

Sheela Edwards, the president of TiE Melbourne said the TiE investor network is vast and the portfolio start-ups can leverage the incredible wealth of experience from the entrepreneurs “Australia’s start-up ecosystem is full of world-class ideas that need early funding and support to thrive. We look to expand our support for early-stage companies in Australia in 2023.”

Commenting on GetMee, Raj Shetgar, an angel investor, said “Ineffective communication is a significant global problem. GetMee is a true game changer with how it can record and analyse communication in real-time and suggest better ways of communicating. Its global application and scalable commercial model makes it an attractive investment opportunity.”

Dr. Subhash Challa, Founder & CEO of Sensen Networks, said“Bala’s backstory resonates with me, as indeed with a lot of others. I am impressed by GetMee’s vision, the quality of its offering, which is solving an immediate and real-world problem, and its global potential.”