July 2019

The Magic Number for Any Successful Education Technology Acquisition

CareMonkey president, Peter Bencivenga, discusses edtech acquisitions.

April 2019

Australian Startup Raises $1.5M to Help Schools Digitize Forms and Cut Down on Paperwork

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY SIGN: CareMonkey, a Melbourne, Australia-based startup that provides schools with digital software to replace paper forms, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by Peter Bencivenga, with New Ground Ventures and Rethink Education also participating….

CareMonkey Raises $1.5 Million in Seed Funding to Automate School Processes Through a Digital Forms Platform

Edtech Investors join CareMonkey for expansion into the U.S.A and U.K.

September 2018

Duty of Care empowered by a beautiful idea

CEO Troy Westley talks to Monash Life about starting CareMonkey.

August 2018

New CareMonkey mobile apps improve access to student medical records

CareMonkey delivers offline access, display, speed and user experience improvements with new version of its Android and Apple mobile apps.

June 2018

CareMonkey ranked #1 Medical and Heathcare Startup in Australia

CareMonkey named number one Australian medical and healthcare start-up in top 10 report released by medicalstartups.org.

December 2017

CareMonkey Roll Out in Full Swing!

The rollout of CareMonkey for Scout Groups in NSW is well and truly underway, with one very successful webinar delivered, over 80 Scout Groups activated online so far, and numerous more in the process of finalising their details.

18% of Scout Groups are now on CareMonkey

The rollout of CareMonkey for Scout Groups in NSW is well and truly underway, with one very successful webinar delivered, over 80 Scout Groups activated online so far, and n

November 2017

How does your club maintain member records and know about members medical issues?

Does your club struggle with maintaining all the paperwork required these days?  Is it too difficult to find and share folders between administrators at your club?  Is information regularly out of date?  Check out Care Monkey to go online and save volunteer time.

October 2017

It’s a Game-Changer – CareMonkey to be Rolled Out to all Scout Groups

Of the 20 Groups who participated in the trial, 80% of Group and Section Leaders surveyed said they were Very Satisfied or Extremely Satisfied with CareMonkey. 95% of families surveyed would recommend CareMonkey as a product for all Scouts NSW members.

September 2017

Top 12 Australian Startups in the Media

In the last five years, the landscape of business media has changed significantly – prior to 2012 tech coverage was heavily focused on ICT players at the top end of town.

July 2017

Startup Daily: Victorian healthtech CareMonkey has been leveraging the Talent Unleashed Awards network in its marketing

For many an Australian startup, the goal is to expand internationally and become a global business. Doing just that is Victorian health tech startup CareMonkey, which has created a platform to securely collect, store, and distribute medical and emergency contact information for organisations with a duty of care, such as schools, sports clubs, and community organisations.

June 2017

Computer World: CareMonkey takes its ‘social care network’ global

CareMonkey has taken its ‘social care network’ international, with the Melbourne-based startup seeking to build its customer base in the United States and Europe.

May 2017

ISTE 2017: CareMonkey Makes Caring For Students Easier

CareMonkey eliminates the use of paper forms and the headaches of having to chase paper forms down from parents.

CareMonkey Introduces Smart Groups

CareMonkey releases new feature to save schools time managing groups and sending school forms to parents.

March 2017

The Australian: 10 of the Best

CareMonkey – based in Richmond (Melbourne), it does medical forms via an app for schools, sporting clubs etc., giving access to emergency info if one of the kids has an asthma attack or anaphylaxis. Great subscription business, going global.

Trade paper records for the cloud when students’ sensitive data

CareMonkey, is a cloud-based solution that allows parents to share their children’s sensitive medical information securely with schools, clubs, sporting organisations, and other groups and individuals. Troy Westley is its CEO and cofounder.

Seven Emergency Health and Safety Best Practices That Every Australian School Should Know

Award-winning Australian emergency health and safety solution, CareMonkey, has released the seven medical data best practices that every school should know.
February 2017

Better Safety Without The Paperwork for AFL Goldfields

The Ballarat Football League has fourteen clubs; all with football and netball teams. Documenting all of the players’ medical and emergency details on paper can become a long and strenuous task. This is where CareMonkey comes to the rescue saving
time not only for parents and adult members, but for the many volunteers who have had to deal with the paperwork.

Startups must break their funding addiction and start making money

CareMonkey CEO Troy Westley featured in article by Financial Review about how Startups can grow without investment.

CareMonkey WH&S information app

The CareMonkey app simplifies WH&S management and compliance by capturing employee and contractor information and providing authorised team members with mobile access to individual medical and emergency data.
December 2016

CareMonkey founder Troy Westley on speed dating for business partners and workshopping challenges with Richard Branson

The founder of medical information startup CareMonkey is no stranger to pitch events; over the years, his enthusiasm has seen him handed novelty-sized cheques and secure island getaways with Sir Richard Branson.

Slush-inspired event coming to Australia

Queensland is set to host an offshoot of Europe’s massive Slush start-up conference with hopes the event, also an X-factor-style talent quest for inventors, will become the “Ibiza of tech” for the Asia Pacific. In 2015, the Melbourne based CareMonkey won the global competition, with CEO Troy Westley’s pitch beating 99 other companies.

Taking a step closer to a paperless world

Today’s reality is that paper is still clung to by organisations as a kind of safety net. But every time a piece of paper is used as a critical part of some business process it’s a point of risk. It can be lost, damaged, filled in incorrectly or out of date by the time it reaches the intended user.

November 2016

CareMonkey Turns 3 – Launches Free Emergency Medical Database For Families

In the last 12 months CareMonkey has grown from a start-up to an established leader in Emergency Health and Safety. CareMonkey has eclipsed 1 million paid users, tripled their employee base, and won numerous awards including the Slush 2015 million-dollar pitch.
October 2016

CareMonkey Named Start-Up Disruptor Finalist in 2016 Aspire Awards

The judges of the Aspire Awards, which recognise excellence in Australian private business, have revealed their finalists.

CareMonkey launches Windows phone app

Emergency health and safety solution now available with offline access on Microsoft Windows Phone, Surface and PC.

Data #3 partners with million-user school software outfit CareMonkey

Data#3 has partnered with Melbourne-based medical record platform CareMonkey to sell its paperless health and safety solution to Australian schools.

CareMonkey announces strategic partnership with Data#3

CareMonkey and Data#3 partner to empower schools with emergency health and safety in The Anywhere Classroom

Talking Business with Alan Kohler on Q-Radio

Listen to CareMonkey CEO Troy Westley talk with Alan Kohler on Qantas Radio.
September 2016

App to ensure staff compliance at childcare business

“The information we collect and store on CareMonkey forms our staff records, which helps us remain compliant within our industry regulations,” said Sam Hoath, founder of Team Holiday. “Emergency contacts, qualifications, personal information and other
relevant information about all staff can be collected and available via the app anytime, anywhere.”

CareMonkey named top start-up in Melbourne

Despite Startup Smart magazine calling Melbourne’s investor pool ‘atrocious’, CareMonkey named in the list of best start-up start-ups in Melbourne. “They’re companies that have clearly got a global element”, says OddUp founder and CEO James Giancotti.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Scouts Victoria take the health and safety of our members very seriously, and as such they launched a new health and safety application named CareMonkey during August 2016 following a successful trial over the last six months with 12 Groups across
seven Regions.
August 2016

CareMonkey helps schools and clubs collect payments for memberships and excursions

CareMonkey introduce new feature to collect payments via credit and debit cards.

Alumni Story: Troy Westley

Monash University write story about how alumni Troy Westley became the founder of CareMonkey.
July 2016

Sports insurance specialist launch new Sportscover Vital App – powered by CareMonkey

Sportscover Chief Executive, Martin Crannis, talks about the launch of the new Sportscover Vital App, powered by CareMonkey.

Event Workforce Group announce partnership with CareMonkey

Event Workforce Group and CareMonkey partner to enhance health and safety at entertainment and sporting events.
April 2016

Australian Company on its way to become “Facebook of Health & Safety”

Being a partner-led company, CareMonkey will be further expanding to the US, UK and the Asia-Pacific this year, to help more schools, clubs and businesses better manage their duty of care.

Why Slush winner CareMonkey said no to $1 million prize

There aren’t many start-ups that can afford to knock back $1 million in funding, but the founders of medical information service CareMonkey feel confident they have done the right thing.
February 2016

Why this Australian startup said no to $1 million

When Melbourne-based entrepreneur Troy Westley held an oversized cheque worth nearly $1 million above his head on a stage in Helsinki, he already knew it was unlikely that he’d actually be accepting it.

CareMonkey declines richest start-up prize

It is not often an Australian start-up wins $1 million on the global stage, but even rarer that it turns it down.

Solving Major Headaches with CareMonkey

It’s no secret,  PE teachers are often inundated by the mountain of paperwork that often get in the way of the actual things that matter. These can include things like collecting medical and emergency details of all students who participate
in your programs via paper-based forms, which often don’t make their way home to parents. It’s just a complete nightmare which detracts from the overall experience. There has to be an easier way…

Slingshot announces intake for its first HCF Catalyst healthtech accelerator program

Slingshot has today announced the startups taking part in its first HCF Catalyst accelerator, a program focused on innovation
in the health tech sector.  Among the startups who have made the cut are CareMonkey…

Winner of Slush 100, CareMonkey, Continues Growth Without External Funding

CareMonkey, The winner of Slush 100 pitching competition
is looking to conquer European and US markets during 2016. Entering Slush 100 as the winner of the Slush Down Under pitching competition, CareMonkey decided to fuel its growth primarily by cash flow…
January 2016


CareMonkey, an Australia-based startup, left Slush 2015 as the winner of the annual Slush 100 pitching competition…..It is time to hear Troy Westley,
CEO at CareMonkey, reflect on the pitching competition at Slush 2015 and his outlook for 2016.
December 2015

Melbourne startup CareMonkey is a leader in the Australian HealthTech pack

A simple idea at its core, the platform can be the difference between a life saved and a life lost.
November 2015

VIDEO: The 5 minute pitch that won CareMonkey 650,000 euros

CareMonkey’s business pitch that won the Slush prize (650,000 euros) in Helsinki in November 2015. Against 1,000 of the world’s top start-up companies CareMonkey took first prize in front of 7,000 people and 7 judges.

Melbourne startup CareMonkey wins world ‘s richest pitching contest for ‘Health Facebook’

Melbourne-based startup CareMonkey, which aims to become the Facebook for health and safety information, won
the top award winning €650,000 (A$979,390) investment at the world’s richest pitching competition, at Slush 2015 in Helsinki.

CareMonkey wins Slush 2015 with million-dollar pitch

Mr Westley wants CareMonkey to eventually integrate with HR systems from giants like SAP, Oracle and Xero to make it a default health and safety plug-in for any organisation that has a duty of care.

Slush funds: CareMonkey wins nearly $1m pitching prize in Helsinki

The medical information company won first place in the
Slush tech conferencepitching competition in Helsinki, beating out thousands of other applicants to bring home a cheque for 650,000 euros (nearly $1

CareMonkey Wins Slush Startup Competition

Another day, another massive tech conference in Europe.

CareMonkey wins €650,000 grand prize in Slush 2015 pitching competition

If you’re an Australian that’s not heard of the Slush technology conference in
Helsinki before now, that’s about to change fast.

Startup aiming to be ‘the Facebook of health and safety’ wins prestigious Slush 100

Social care network Caremonkey wins €650,000 prize in world’s largest pitching competition.

September 2015

Game-changers: Winners of global technology competition announced

Sir Richard Branson has crowned the winners of global technology competition, the Talent Unleashed Awards, at a high profile event in Sydney on Friday…

Talent Unleashed winner Troy Westley on way to Branson’s island

Australian entrepreneur Troy Westley will soon be on his way to Richard Branson’s private island after taking out the top prize at the Talent Unleashed Awards.
The co-founder of medical information startup CareMonkey won the best entrepreneur award in the Asia-Pacific at the ceremony in Sydney…

CareMonkey co-founder wins Talent Unleashed top APAC prize

The co-founder of health, safety and productivity platform, CareMonkey, Troy Westley, has won the top Asia Pacific prize in the annual global technology competition, the Talent Unleashed Awards…
June 2014

EduTECH Expo 2014: Spotlight on CareMonkey

THE EduTECH 2014 National Congress & Exhibition showcased the latest products and technology solutions for the education sector.
April 2014

CeBIT.AU Business Awards 2014 finalists announced

CeBIT Australia received a record number of nominations for its CeBIT.AU Business Awards and today the organisation announced the 2014 finalists…
March 2014

How CareMonkey emerged from a moment of parental panic: Startups are Scary series

CareMonkey co-founder winner of our Best Startup Idea award at the 2014 StartupSmart Awards,
Troy Westley, had worked in IT roles for decades…
March 2014

All the winners from the 2014 StartupSmart awards

Best Start-up Idea: CareMonkey…
December 2013

Mt Eliza resident wins $50,000 Invention Test with CareMonkey system

Mount Eliza resident, father and CareMonkey CEO Troy Westley has won the annual $50,000 IT Invention Test competition…
September 2013

Anatomy of a start-up

Troy Westley was inspired to start his business after finding his son’s asthma plan tucked away forgotten in a filing cabinet. His solution was CareMonkey…