Aussies supporting Aussies: How to use Sydney’s tech stack across your business

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As Aussies, supporting our mates is part of our DNA and it’s no different when it comes to our growing tech community. With a blinding number of homegrown tech solutions and startups emerging we’re seeing a greater number of options for businesses looking to support the local tech economy.

Here’s how you can use Sydney tech across the central functions of your business – (and don’t forget there’s more Sydney-based tech on the TechLifeSydney homepage)…


Employment Hero
Who are we?
This cloud-based HR platform combines HR software, financial services, scheduling and payroll tools, as well as employee benefits, providing growing companies with an intuitive, affordable way to manage essential employee information and HR processes.

Who are we?
EdApp is on a mission to disrupt and democratize the learning industry through their microlearning mobile app and integrated authoring tool. They are disrupting the way corporate organisations teach and upskill employees through simpler and smarter learning. Already trusted by large industry leaders, the platform is currently being deployed in over 20 countries and has the functionality for content to be automatically translated into over 105 languages.

Who are we?
Xref is an automated pre-employment reference checking tool used by businesses of all sizes globally. It offers an accurate, consistent and compliant service that takes a fraction of the time traditional, manual approaches take. With Xref, HR and recruitment teams make hiring decisions based on reliable insights, rather than ‘gut feel’. Xref prides itself on its team’s passion, the security of its platform and the unrivaled insights and support it offers customers.


Who are we?
Ansarada are big thinkers, with a big vision for a world where every business, during every critical decision, is always ready to act. It’s born out of an absolute belief in companies and the people who found, run and advise them. The AI-powered intelligent information platform enables businesses to know, raise and realise their potential, and gives confidence to businesses in every decision – from knowing exactly what they have, to where they‘re going and what they need to get there.

Cascade Strategy
Who are we?
A seamlessly integrated suite of tools for running your entire business. From planning your strategy, right through to tracking and execution. Cascade includes all the tools you need to build an empowered, cohesive and efficient organisation with strategy at its heart.

Who are we?
The world’s top-selling invoicing app, equips business owners with a straightforward way to run a business, Invoice2go brings together all the tools needed to get the job done; from winning jobs, tracking estimates and payments, and offering the ability to pay any way.

Who are we?
ezyCollect software helps businesses get paid; and faster. It’s an advanced web-based accounts receivable solution that easily adds on to your MYOB or Xero accounting software to automate the process of chasing late paying customers.

Who are we?
Since 2008 more than 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in more than 80 countries, and across 245 different industries. They’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that customers can focus on doing what they love.

Who are we?
An intelligent source-to-contract and supplier management platform. Designed for the modern enterprise, the Portt platform takes your sourcing activities and supplier contracts and transforms them into strategic business assets.


Who are we?
BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on-premises software.

Who are we?
Vamp is a world-leading influencer and content marketing platform. The aim is to solve the key challenges for brands across the globe, by providing high-performing influencer creative content at a cost-effective rate.

Hyper Anna
Who are we?

A fast- growing software startup in the AI and data analytics space on a mission to democratise data. Their AI product called ‘Anna’​ is transforming how businesses use data. Anna enables technical and non-technical people to interact with their data in natural language and provides them with actionable insights in just a few seconds, empowering them to be curious about data.

Who are we?
Plann is a high-energy, 4x award-winning global startup that is experiencing rapid growth. They offer beautiful Instagram planning, scheduling and analytics suite (rated in the top 1,100 apps) help over one million people in 160+ countries find success on Instagram.

Phocas Software
Who are we?
Phocas helps customers make data-driven business decisions, uncover new sales opportunities and improve business efficiency by offering an integrated data solution. They’re experts in helping manufacturing, distribution and retail customers turn their company data into results allowing them to drill from high level dashboards right down into the underlying transactions.

Who are we? is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. They connect more than 39 million employers and freelancers globally from more than 247 countries, regions and territories. Through the marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.

Who are we?
Millions of users globally from startups to enterprises rely on Atlassian  products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian’s products help teams all over the planet advance through the power of software.

Who are we?
Canva is a tool loaded with enough easy-to-use features and functionality that anyone can create a variety of engaging content from pre-sized social media images and header templates to marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations and ads – you’ll find almost everything you need.

Who are we?
Qwilr enables you to create intelligent documents that harness the power of the web to make you look impressive and do business better. Whether it’s creating a beautiful brochure about your business, a compelling proposal to win the job you want, or a report reflecting on the work you’ve done, Qwilr documents give you analytics for insights, and integrates with your favourite tools from Slack to Salesforce.

There are plenty more in the early stages being developed across Sydney and we’ll make sure to keep you posted of who the up and comers are.