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3 exciting small-cap shares to watch in 2018

I think that the Australian share market has a good number of small-cap shares with global ambitions and massive potential.

While not all of these shares are necessarily ready to be invested in, I think that they are more than deserving of a spot on watchlists.

Three shares to watch in 2018 are listed below:

Fastbrick Robotics Ltd (ASX: FBR)

I think this robotics company is one of the most exciting shares on the local market and could disrupt the building industry next year. The company’s Hadrian X bricklaying robot can lay 1,000 standard brick equivalents each hour, whereas a typical bricklayer can lay 400 bricks in a day. Used at scale this could offer considerable savings. One company that sees a lot of promise in the technology is US-giant Caterpillar. It is a major shareholder and strategic partner.

Family Zone Cyber Safety Ltd (ASX: FZO)

This year this cyber safety products and services provider has signed agreements with major Asian telco companies Telkomsel and Maxis Communications, giving it access to almost 180 million mobile subscribers. All eyes will be on the company in 2018 to see how successful it is at monetising these agreements and its massive addressable market.

Wattle Health Australia Ltd (ASX: WHA)

As well as being on the verge of gaining CFDA approval to sell its infant formula products in China next year, this baby food and goats milk infant formula company has just signed a distribution agreement with Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API). This could mean that its infant formula hits the shelves of Priceline pharmacies in 2018. I’ll be watching on to see how its sales grow next year with a keen interest.

Three more tech shares.

Finally, here are three tech disruptors that could be set for a big 2018.

The Disruptors: 3 Revolutionary Aussie Companies to Back for 2018

We’re living in one of the most exciting times in investing history. Innovation and a booming culture of entrepreneurship are constantly creating new companies with the potential to make forward-thinking investors very rich. Now more than ever, one small, smart investment could make a huge difference to your wealth.

That’s why at The Motley Fool we’ve been scrutinizing the ASX to uncover the kinds of companies that we believe could turn into the next Cochlear or REA Group.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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