Indigital was founded in 2014 by Cabrogal Woman, Mikaela Jade from the Dharug-speaking Nations of Sydney. Mikaela started her technology journey in 2012 with an idea that would help shape our nation – augmented and mixed reality production, and later, digital skills programs to leapfrog First Peoples’ in to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

She created Indigital to ensure that Indigenous Peoples have access to developing cutting edge, safe, ethical, affordable, quality digital engagement that is appropriate to our social, cultural, environmental and economic needs. Indigital is Australia’s first Indigenous Edu-tech company, specialising technology development and digital skills training in augmented and mixed realities, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things and geospatial technologies.

Our mission is to close the digital divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, by providing a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy and the creation of future technologies. Together, we can use digital technologies to express 80,000 years of human knowledge for generations to come.

Indigital collaborated with Microsoft and Telstra Purple to create an Indigenous designed augmented reality digital skills training program for children 8-14 years; Indigital Schools, enabling Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids to connect with and learn from Elders about cultural knowledge, history and language, while learning digital skills in cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality, animation and coding.

Being selected as a SheEO Venture in 2020 has been an empowering experience receiving the unwavering and invaluable support of 5000 women around the world. The guidance and advice provided by mentors within SheEO has helped us make better decisions surrounding how we grow our team, develop our products and navigate the unique challenges which come from scaling a start-up.

The SheEO funding investment has also given us the confidence and a safety to navigate the cashflow challenges inherent in scaling our business into new markets.

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