Founded in 2001, Typefi Systems provides a platform that allows people to publish content faster and in more formats.
The publishing platform can automatically render the source document in over 30 output formats for print, online and mobile in under three minutes. This enables clients to expand their product offerings across multiple platforms while minimising costs and cutting production time by up to 80 per cent.
The versatility of its platform allowed Typefi to enter markets outside traditional publishing. The company’s clients range from individuals to enterprise businesses and global organisations such as Apple, Penguin Random House, Pioneer, Lonely Planet, Cambridge University Press and the World Health Organization.
The company exports to 20 countries, with 90 per cent of its clients from overseas. Exports made up 84 per cent of Typefi’s total revenue in 2015–16. Several projects with Apple during the year helped increase revenue by more than 40 per cent.
Typefi employs 40 people worldwide. Senior research and development engineers are based at the company’s head office on the Sunshine Coast, and are supported by specialist developers in Europe and a growing team of engineers and support staff in Sri Lanka. Typefi also established a 24-hour helpdesk in 2016.
The judges commended Typefi’s clear commitment to pursuing its goals through international business channels. “The applicant is supported by a diverse workforce and robust and systematic approach to financial and risk management that likely contribute to its success. It adopts a highly client centric approach, tailored to individual market segments which appears to contribute to client retention”.
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