News & Analysis

HealthTech startup CohortIQ wins $200,000 investment through the government’s DataStart program

- January 19, 2016 2 MIN READ

HealthTech startup CohortIQ has taken out the top prize in the DataStart program, an initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office in conjunction with Pollenizer last November. Over 200 startups applied to take part in the program, with the seven finalists given access to government data, customer discovery, and technical support across five days before pitching to the judges last night.

Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister’s Office partners with Pollenizer to launch DataStart incubator initiative

- November 2, 2015 2 MIN READ

In the six weeks since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, boosting the Australian startup ecosystem has seemingly risen to the top of the government’s agenda. Only a couple of weeks after Innovation Minister Chris Pyne sat down with StartupAUS and Wyatt Roy ran PolicyHack, the government has announced a partnership with startup incubator Pollenizer to deliver DataStart, an open data initiative to support data-driven innovation.

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‘Startups are human’: Lessons I learned from Phil Morle and my eternal gratitude

- August 10, 2015 7 MIN READ

Along with being a champion and catalyst of the Australian innovation ecosystem through Pollenizer, Phil Morle has been a great teacher to us all. More than the technical learnings around lean tools and the testing methodologies, Phil has taught me that startups are, above anything else, human and therefore have a beating heart that should be enable and empowered. These lessons I learned from Phil Morle live with me every day.


Pollenizer joins forces with The Hub

- March 20, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

It has been revealed this morning that Pollenizer will move their Australian operations to Hub Sydney’s expanded workspace, this coming May 2014. The relationship will consist of Pollenizer joining Hub Australia, giving the group regional (both domestically and Asia Pacific) access to well connected spaces.


Pollinizer send out IM announcing they are opening for a 5 million funding round

- March 20, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Pollenizer has launched an Information Memorandum, aiming to raise $5 million from sophisticated or professional investors to fund more startups in Australia and South East Asia. Pollenizer CEO Phil Morle says startup activity in Australia is growing rapidly and to take advantage of this growth and prevent great businesses from going overseas, Australia needs to lift its game when it comes to investment.


Pollenizer raises another $1million in investor funding

- February 21, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

The capital raise which was undertaken in December came from a diverse group of investors in Australia, Singapore and the USA. These include Brook Adcock, founder of Pandora Australia, Neil Miller, veteran technology investor and early investor in Seek as well as Greg Roebuck, CEO of


Pocketbook: Banking on a Win

- January 24, 2013 2 MIN READ

Right now in an apartment lounge room come makeshift office, is the global headquarters for Australia’s newest startup in the financial industry Pocketbook. Founders and long time friends since high school, Bosco Tan and Alvin Singh have given up the regular pay dates from their jobs in marketing and development [Bosco was previously at Pollenizer] for the dream.