We’re invested in
Australia’s future.


In response to Australia’s growing startup culture, we decided to bring the country’s most talked about emerging companies together under one roof.

Vest is the place to discover and celebrate the best of Australia’s forward-thinking ideas. With the government’s renewed focus on innovation, it’s time to highlight the startups that are putting us on the map, making us leaders in our fields, and driving both economical and cultural growth.

Designed and built by Josephmark – a digital ventures studio that believes in the world-changing power of a great idea. 

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Connect with your microbes.

The human microbiome is the community of microorganisms living inside you, including in your gut, mouth, and on your skin. Recent estimates suggest there are slightly more bacterial cells in your body than human cells! These microorganisms play an important role in keeping you healthy, much like a separate organ. Microba enables you to explore, compare, and monitor the organisms that make up your unique microbiome using their interactive and engaging online platform. The only group in Australia that uses this technology, Microba analyses your sample using the most reproducible and least biased sequencing technology currently available, called whole genome sequencing. This powerful tool ensures every gene from all the organisms in your sample are sequenced, allowing you to see not only the bacteria, but also the fungi, protists, archaea, and viruses present.

The Team

Professor Phil Hugenholtz


Professor Gene Tyson

Co-Founder and Director

Dr Patrick Silvey

Professor Ian Frazer

Board Member

Blake Wills



Professor Ian Frazer

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