Machine Learning Innovators: Melbourne’s Pioneering Tech Companies Exploring AI Future

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is a thriving hub for companies operating in the Machine Learning industry. This series of articles recognises innovative companies that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to offer groundbreaking solutions across diverse sectors including healthcare, retail, agriculture and human resources. Let’s dive in and explore these exciting companies changing the landscape of their respective industries.


Founded by Anthony Du Preez, Jonathan Nicolson and Paul Burley, Sapia brings together a team of data scientists, AI experts, industrial psychology professionals and recruitment veterans on a mission to revolutionise candidate assessment using technology. The company operates in the intersection of AI, HR, recruiting and software. By firmly advocating for data-driven decisions in candidate selection, Sapia aims to reduce unconscious biases in recruitment processes. Connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Vervoe, created by David Weinberg and Omer Molad, is leading the charge in transforming traditional hiring by prioritising merit over background. Vervoe utilises skills assessments to determine a candidate’s potential performance, rather than just focusing on their resumes. The result is a streamlined and efficient hiring process that emphasises true skill over paperwork. Engage with them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Co-founded by Dean Freestone and George Kenley, Seer is a medical technology firm that specialises in diagnosing and managing neurological conditions with wearable devices and machine learning. Their passion for personalised healthcare solutions led to the formation of Seer in 2016. Connect with Seer via @SeerMedical, on Facebook and LinkedIn.


PI.EXCHANGE was founded by Quan Pham and operates as an AI and analytics engine. This full-service AI/ML platform empowers quick and cost-effective AI solutions. Their robust AI engine is notable for its predictive capabilities and unique ability to forecast potential costs for best-fit models. Join their community on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Founded by Matt Elsley and Nick Larkins, Qsic blends AI and machine learning to develop an experience platform for the retail sector. Their AI-driven audio retail media channels provide a unique way for large retailers to connect with their customers. Join them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Linius Technologies

Linius Technologies have patented the Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE), which is available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and IBM Cloud. Their focus is to transform multiple billion-dollar markets by offering disruptive solutions like anti-piracy, intelligent search, personalised advertising. Explore more about them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Cipher Sports Technology Group

The Cipher Sports Technology Group delivers machine learning models designed for fantasy and option sports, driven by analytics. Their offerings enhance user engagement while increasing trust participation. You can connect with them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Digital Agriculture Services

Founded by Anthony Willmott, Jonathon Clark and Rob Mellor, Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) stands at the intersection of Agriculture and technology, using AI and machine learning to transform the assessment, valuation and monitoring of rural assets. Link up with them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Founders George Tomeski and Nick Chang established with the aim of providing low-cost, instant health checks. With the ambition of disrupting the global healthcare market, Helfie combines AI with real doctors to provide online health checks. Connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.

LexX Technologies

Created by Anant Sahay and Hersh Sahai, LexX Technologies uses NLP and machine learning technologies to optimise the maintenance of complex equipment. LexX’s platform maximises output and minimises downtime. Engage with them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Founder Omaru Maruatona leads Aiculus in delivering cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. Their key product Harambi™ is an AI-driven API security solution that autonomously builds behavioural profiles of safe API activity. Connect with them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

This list showcases the diverse ways in which AI and machine learning are being used to revolutionise industries and workflows. With the continued advancement of these technologies, we look forward to seeing what other innovative solutions these Melbourne-based companies will provide in the future.

Written by Mark Smith

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