Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    McGowan Government launches data platform to boost innovation

    14/09/2022 3:05 PM
    • New Dealroom WA data platform provides key information on WA's early-stage innovation ecosystem
    • Platform provides intelligence on startups, scale-ups, investors, funding rounds, job openings, programs, and other insights
    • Dealroom WA is supported by the McGowan Government's New Industry Fund

    The McGowan Government has launched Dealroom WA, a new data-driven public dashboard to develop the State's early-stage innovation ecosystem.


    Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson announced the platform at today's Perth Morning Startup event held at Spacecubed's headquarters in the city, with the announcement being welcomed by a large group of local startups.


    Dealroom WA displays the latest information on startups, innovators, high-growth companies, scale-ups, corporates, funding rounds, and investments from across Western Australia.


    The platform provides real-time and historic information on the size and activity within WA's early-stage innovation ecosystem, including support systems such as accelerator programs, co-working spaces, universities, grants and assistance.


    The data presented across the platform is consolidated through publicly available information, manual research, and verification with the startups themselves and through ecosystem partnerships.


    Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, the Dealroom platform services a global network of governments, tech ecosystems and jurisdictions.


    The platform tracks information from more than 500,000 startups globally, and last year collected data on US$700 billion worth of funding deals.


    Subscription to the Dealroom platform has been made possible with funding from the $16.7 million New Industries Fund.


    To access Dealroom WA, please visit https://wa.dealroom.co/


    Comments attributed to Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to supporting our local startups and innovators, and today's launch of Dealroom WA provides the sector with an insightful tool for making better informed decisions.


    "This innovative, data-driven platform will be the first time the entire innovation ecosystem has been mapped for public view in Western Australia.


    "Through the platform, we can showcase the scale and expertise present across the State's innovation sector, which supports our local startups to engage investors, service providers and policy makers."


    "With Government support for these local innovators, through initiatives like Dealroom WA, we can help drive the diversification of our economy, and create the jobs of the future for Western Australians."


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