Today we had a pitching session, which provided an opportunity to hear more about the companies we have been participating in the program with (when there's 20-30 people in each workshop, it's hard to be across what everyone is doing). One of the founders (Bez Mohammadi, COO of Wright Technologies) started talking about logistics and ways to prevent cargo theft in his pitch. This piqued my interest, especially when 'blockchain' was mentioned as part of the solution. I was looking forward to asking him after the session whether they had heard of and why they didn't consider using 'the Tangle' to avoid fees. Well... in talking with him afterward, it turns out that is exactly what they are using ????
I wasn't really expecting to find a company in Adelaide developing services based on IOTA. There must be many hundreds of companies all over the world working discretely on solutions which make use of IOTA, which I find very exciting.
They have recently won some awards and are looking to expand their team. I also mentioned the IOTA Ecosystem Development Fund which I don't think they were aware of. They are looking for full stack developers, so if you're interested in joining a motivated, early-stage startup team working on IOTA based solutions, get in touch with them. They already have a globally distributed team.