muru D


Build a global technology company

muru-D is the startup accelerator backed by Telstra. We invest in great teams with innovative technology and global ambitions. 

Applications for Sydney Cohort 4 are now closed, stay tuned as we have begun the review process.

SYD4 applications are now closed

We support the most ambitious and determined founders in Australia. Applications are now closed, stay tuned as we begin the review process.


We've taken big, digital opportunities to a global market since 2013

  • 3 locations, Sydney, Singapore and a partner program in Brisbane

  • 44 start-ups accelerated with 41 still operational

  • $14M+ in capital raised so far by all companies

  • $7.8M+ revenue generated by companies

  • 269 jobs created by the companies

  • Global alliances with 500 Startups, HAX, Chinaccelerator, The Junction and The Icehouse

What we offer

Our Sydney and Singapore programs, as well as Brisbane partnership, all aim to take great digital ideas to a global market.

As part of a six-months program, you will gain access to a purpose built coworking space; our global network of mentors, alumni, investors and partners; international trade trips; and many more perks.

You will get all the benefits of building lifetime connections with your fellow cohort entrepreneurs, whilst working with us to create an acceleration path that is tailored to fit your business needs.


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Dive into the details of our programs by selecting a location:


Sydney   Singapore   Brisbane


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Get to know our amazing network of mentors and investors

The lean mean muru-D team rely on the passionate support of an amazingly rich and diverse network of sucessful highly skilled individuals who generously dedicate their knowledge, skill, network and support to grow our startups.

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Judi Hausmann

Judi Hausmann

Founder of Hausmann Communications.

Andrew Coppin

Andrew Coppin

Corporate Adviser & Turnaround CEO.

Andrey Shirben

Andrey Shirben

Founder of SYD Ventures.

Duncan Turner

Duncan Turner

Managing Director at HAX. Former IDEO.

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Behind the scenes

New Funding Model for Sydney

muru-D is implementing a new funding model for the next Sydney cohort which will aim to provide $200k in capital.

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