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Acquired by Seek in 2019
GradConnection is a popular career website for students and graduates to find job opportunities, internships, and graduate programs. It was founded in 2008 and acquired by SEEK in 2019, Australia’s largest online employment marketplace, to strengthen their position in the graduate recruitment market.
With SEEK’s support, GradConnection provides resources and services to help students and graduates launch their careers and connect with employers in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Koala Mattress Company is an Australian online store that sells eco-friendly and high-quality bedding products such as mattresses, bed bases, pillows, and sheets.
It was founded in 2015 and has become one of the most popular bedding brands in Australia because of its innovative design, excellent customer service, and sustainability. Koala’s mattresses are made with eco-friendly materials, including a breathable foam that’s 100% free from harmful chemicals. The company uses recycled and sustainable materials to reduce its environmental impact.
Acquired by Alteryx in 2021
Hyper Anna is an Australian technology company that creates an AI platform for business intelligence and data analytics. Founded in 2016, the platform allows users to quickly access real-time data and insights without technical knowledge. It uses natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to analyze data from different sources, such as spreadsheets and databases.
Hyper Anna’s customers include banks, insurance companies, and other enterprises in Australia and Asia. With its user-friendly platform and innovative technology, Hyper Anna is transforming how businesses make data-driven decisions.
Jayride is a global company that operates as the top marketplace for airport transfers. Since its founding in 2012, the company has connected over 3,000 transport companies with travellers to book airport transfers around the world.
Jayride has raised $15M in funding to date, including $8M from Follow[The]Seed, a global venture capital network. It initially raised $700,000 in December 2015 through its first round of funding from VentureCrowd.
With a focus on providing an effortless booking experience, Jayride is dedicated to linking people with trustworthy and cost-effective airport transfer options. Its innovative platform and constant expansion make Jayride a key player in the global travel industry.
Mad Paws is an Australian-based pet care services company that provides a range of pet services, including pet-sitting, dog-walking, and daycare. Founded in 2014, Mad Paws quickly became a popular choice for pet owners thanks to its convenient online booking system and trusted network of pet sitters.
In 2021, Mad Paws launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), making it the first pet services company in Australia to go public. The IPO raised $12.1 million, which the company plans to use to further expand its services and reach more customers across Australia.
With its commitment to providing high-quality pet care services and innovative approach to pet care management, Mad Paws is poised for continued growth and success in the pet services industry.
Car Next Door
Acquired by Uber Rideshare in 2021.
Car Next Door is an Australian-based car-sharing platform that lets local car owners rent out their vehicles. Founded in 2012, Car Next Door offers an easy-to-use platform and affordable pricing, making it a popular alternative to traditional car rental services.
In 2021, Uber acquired Car Next Door, expanding its transportation options to include access to over 3,000 cars across Australia. This acquisition is significant as it brings a more sustainable and community-focused approach to car rental to Uber’s customers.
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