YBF Ventures (formerly known as York Butter Factory) is Australia’s original and largest tech and innovation hub, headquartered in Melbourne. Today it is proud to be home to hundreds of members building and operating future-focused Australian and international technology startups and scaleups at its CBD location. Uber, 90 Seconds, Foodora and Kickstarter all started their Australian journeys from YBF, while Startupbootcamp, Wrike and Lucidchart currently have there APAC headquarters based within the space.
YBF’s three-tiered mission is to help startups to scale, scaleups to success and corporates to innovate. As such, YBF is home to several large, integrated technology hubs that centre on key aspects of innovation for Victoria – the YBF Fintech Hub; the Australian LawTech Hub in collaboration with law firm, Lander & Rogers and SquareGrape, Australia’s first tech hub for the wine sector, in partnership with Treasury Wine Estates.
YBF has a vast alumni network, and hosts hundreds of events annually to support the growth of the Australian technology sector. YBF also operates a tech and innovation centre in Sydney’s CBD, which members of YBF Melbourne have access to.