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Townsville-based mobile software JESI, receives Queensland Government backing

The safety of mobile workforces while travelling is the driving force behind tech startup company JESI, recipients of a $500,000 investment from Advance Queensland’s Business Development Fund.

JESI offers B2B mobile workforce software that aims to make workers safer by monitoring and reporting their movements across different work environment. The software platform reminds users to check-in at locations and alerts emergency contacts if incidents occur. The use of travel reports provide statistical data to decision makers about their mobile workforce and helps ensure staff arrive safely at locations that involve remote and isolated conditions and international destinations.


With greater workplace health and safety compliance requirements, JESI provides a cost effective solution for companies, both large and small, and is more time efficient compared to existing traditional journey logging processes.

JESI founder and CEO Joe Hoolahan says scale will be the main purpose for the recent cash injection. 

“It really is about getting the product to develop as far as we can as soon as possible, and we have a fairly ambitious roadmap of where we want to see the product,” Mr Hoolahan says. 

Dale Rankine, a Partner with Future Now Ventures, who provided a co-investment for the same amount as the Fund, says “As the co-investor alongside the Business Development Fund, we are very pleased to be able to continue our involvement with JESI and see the company embark on the next stage of growth.” 

JESI operates in over 16 countries and provides support to a variety of industries, including Resources, Construction, Government, Health and Community Services.  JESI is the first regional investment made by the Business Development Fund.
The $40 million Business Development Fund invests from $125,000 up to $2.5 million in matched funding, alongside private sector co-investors to assist businesses turn their ideas and innovations into commercial realities. 

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Last updated
18 July, 2017

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