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Do you feel lucky, punk? Australia’s coolest companies revealed

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What makes a ‘cool’ company?

According to Anthill founder and Cool Company MC James Tuckerman (aka ‘Sid Sanguine’) at the Punk themed ceremony at Inspire9 on Thursday night, “cool” companies are “remarkable” companies.

“They can be amazing, innovative, one-of-a-kind,” said Tuckerman. “They can be all those things. But what sets cool companies apart is that they are, by their very nature, worthy of being ‘remarked’ about.”

This year’s top honour was awarded to Peepable, an internet search tool that allows users to search ‘spoken word’ in video and ‘peep’ right into the content, find quotes and specific moments of interest.

The business came to life while developing new technologies to help deaf people enjoy live performances. Founders Nari Jennings and Alex French realised we are all missing out on a whole world of video content because we don’t have the tools to find what we need.

They tried to find a search engine that would enable them to liberate online video by making video as searchable and shareable as text. But when they came up… blind… they decided to do it themselves.

In the words of Peepable’s Ashford Pritchard, “We are a minnow challenging the goliath of the technology and search industries.” Watch out Google, Bing and Yahoo! This Aussie startup, called Peepable, could be about to pip you at the post.

WATCH HOW IT WENT DOWN

Photography by Beth Jennings

COOL COMPANY AWARDS 2014

By rank and alphabetical order.

ORG NAME RANK CATEGORY
Peepable WINNER COOLEST COMPANY
atmail WINNER GLOBAL GROWTH
Branding by Air WINNER X FACTOR
BRANDOLOGY Enterprises Pty Limited WINNER MOBILE
DesignCrowd Pty Ltd WINNER BIG KAHUNA
Innie WINNER MICRO
Mozo WINNER NUMBER CRUSHER
Peepable WINNER INNOVATION
REND Tech Associates WINNER SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Socialcheck.com WINNER ONLINE
ZSA ZSA Property WINNER STARTUP
Adactin Group Pty. Ltd. FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
ANECSYS FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
Big Time Clothing Co FINALIST MICRO
ATech FINALIST ONLINE
carbonTRACK FINALIST INNOVATION
CoinJar FINALIST INNOVATION
Creativa Videos FINALIST NUMBER CRUSHER
Eidos FINALIST INNOVATION
Empyrean Lighting FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
Fast Track People FINALIST X FACTOR
GiveShop FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
GownTown FINALIST X FACTOR
Laser Measure Australia Pty Ltd FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
Leadbolt FINALIST NUMBER CRUSHER
League of Extraordinary Women FINALIST NUMBER CRUSHER
Lighting Matters FINALIST MICRO
locals.social FINALIST STARTUP
mycause FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Naked Print FINALIST MICRO
Nucleus Logic FINALIST MOBILE
OneShift FINALIST ONLINE
OpenAgent FINALIST ONLINE
OrionVM FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) FINALIST INNOVATION
Retail Savvy Group FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
Sizeable FINALIST ONLINE
Solace Creations FINALIST MICRO
TechBeach FINALIST NUMBER CRUSHER
Thankyou Group FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
URBANE.ex FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
YellowBanana FINALIST STARTUP
You Legal FINALIST X FACTOR
Yousli FINALIST X FACTOR
3rd Watch News HIGHLY COMMENDED SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Aston Club HIGHLY COMMENDED INNOVATION
Blonde Robot Pty Ltd HIGHLY COMMENDED GLOBAL GROWTH
Body Beyond Baby HIGHLY COMMENDED MICRO
Bright Conferences Pty Ltd HIGHLY COMMENDED MICRO
Charlie’s Cookies HIGHLY COMMENDED X FACTOR
Content Marketing Cardiology HIGHLY COMMENDED MICRO
Divvy Parking HIGHLY COMMENDED ONLINE
Fizzics Education HIGHLY COMMENDED X FACTOR
Granny Flat Finder HIGHLY COMMENDED ONLINE
Hire Me Up Pty Ltd t/as Workible HIGHLY COMMENDED INNOVATION
Huxbaby HIGHLY COMMENDED MICRO
In the Click Social Enterprise HIGHLY COMMENDED SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Miss Amara HIGHLY COMMENDED STARTUP
MyMoney HIGHLY COMMENDED MICRO
PartnerUp Pty Ltd HIGHLY COMMENDED MICRO
planetp HIGHLY COMMENDED STARTUP
Punters.com.au HIGHLY COMMENDED ONLINE
Revex Solutions HIGHLY COMMENDED INNOVATION
Rooms with Style HIGHLY COMMENDED INNOVATION
Sci.Aero HIGHLY COMMENDED X FACTOR
Simply Raw Pty Ltd HIGHLY COMMENDED X FACTOR
SkinB5 Pty Ltd HIGHLY COMMENDED X FACTOR
SponsoredLinX HIGHLY COMMENDED ONLINE
Virtual Medical Office (VMORE) HIGHLY COMMENDED X FACTOR
Zwift HIGHLY COMMENDED ONLINE
Aussieweb Pty Ltd TOP 100  
Baron Consulting TOP 100  
Big Picture Group TOP 100  
ChitChat Speaks TOP 100  
DVE Business Solutions TOP 100  
KX Pilates TOP 100  
Loud & Clear TOP 100  
Maer Snowboarding TOP 100  
Marketing AroundYou TOP 100  
Media Heroes TOP 100  
NYA Communications TOP 100  
Opentop Pty Ltd TOP 100  
PriorityCPR TOP 100  
Social Town TOP 100  
Step Change Marketing TOP 100  
SWG STUDIO TOP 100  
Talk About Creative TOP 100  
WARDY IT Solutions TOP 100  

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