Eight ANZ firms have been shortlisted for the Publicis90 startup investment competition - an initiative launched by the holding group back in January to mark its 90th birthday.
In what will eventually comprise a list of 90 firms, Publicis has today has released the shortlisted 320 companies from 34 different countries.
The Australian/New Zealand list reads as follows:
Jonks (a road trip app which provides information that enhances the tourism experience) (AU)
Kleinmania (Speech Cloud is a mobile app that turns real-time speech into typographic layouts) (AU)
Parrot Analytics (Measures and predicts demand for content through technology and data science) (NZ)
Postr Media (Serves ads on a mobile lock screen) (NZ)
Reword (Online tool to combat cyber bullying) (AU)
Style Atlas (Allows shoppers to know if the clothing on their favourite fashion e-commerce sites will fit them, or not, prior to purchase) (AU)
Tiltsta (Technology which allows users to trigger reactions by tilting their phone forward or to the side) (AU)
Even The Good (no information available) (AU)
3,555 eligible projects were submitted by the close of deadline at the end of February and were evaluated by two juries - the first being more than 76,000 Publicis Groupe employees and a jury of digital experts from around the world, including Publicis Groupe executives, clients, and media professionals.
Each of the 90 finalists selected will benefit from a capital contribution of between €10,000 and €500,000, one year of mentoring by a Publicis Groupe executive, and will be invited to Viva Technology Paris, the largest global tech event dedicated to fostering collaboration between large companies and startups, sponsored by Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos.
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