Fishburners Success Stories

Business automations

Freight Exchange is an Award winning digital marketplace automating movement of goods Winner of the Gold Stevie Award in the Tech Start-up of the Year category

On the growth path with investments of over $1.5m from MAI capital as well Angel Investors to date and partnerships with two global logistics companies. 

New ecommerce

KOALA make furniture for the digital age.

Using  the internet to replace overpricing and showrooms, with a complete experience, from high-tech design through to instant delivery.

Raised $15m Alium Capital and
generated revenue of $14m in first year

100 employees and growing.

Digital platforms

Gradconnection – one of the biggest and most popular student and graduate careers website in Australia.

Four out of five graduate university students use GradConnection to find a job.

Over 500 of Australia’s top employers advertise on GradConnection

Acquired by SEEK in 2019. 

 

Tech travel

LoungeBuddy allows users to identify and book an airport lounge in over 450 locations across the globe

Last valued at $25.4 million in 2015 when it conducted a series A capital raising led by Founders Fund, established by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, bringing total amount raised to ($5.6 million). 

American Express acquired for an undisclosed amount earlier this year.

 

Transformative technology

Artificial Intelligence powered data analyst. 

Hyperanna is one of the fastest growing startups in the data science space.

Raised $18 million from investors including Sequoia Capital China, Blackbird, Airtree and Reinventure.

 

Marketplaces

Jayride is now the world’s leading marketplace for airport transfers with over 3,000 transport companies available for travellers to book 

First round through VentureCrowd in December 2015 $700,000. 

All up has raised $15M including $8M from global venture capital network Follow[The]Seed, prior to listing earlier this year.

New platforms

After working for a startup at Fishburners, Stacey decided to create her own and joined Fishburners as a Founder in 2014. 

Stacey quickly grew the cleaning platform and raised $750k within its first year through Airtree VC 

In 2018, Tidy Me was acquired by One Flare for an undisclosed amount.

 

New digital platforms

MAD PAWS: is a pet services marketplace with 400,000 users Team of 45!

Processed 15 million hours with 300,000 active users in 2018

Raised $5m from Qantas, Microequities Venture Capital, Scaleup Mediafund and Murdoch Ventures

 

Graph database software

Dgraph Labs, a San Francisco-based company developing transactional distributed graph database software

$11.5 million in series A funding round led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from previous backers Bain Capital Ventures, Blackbird Ventures, Grok Ventures, and Airtree Ventures 

Total raised nearly $15 million following seed rounds exceeding $3 million

Social impact enterprises

Uses data-driven algorithms to match mental health help-seekers with the professional services they need. 

Longer term, Radiant will be able to identify mental health problems sooner and connect users to help faster, through an AI inference engine assessing search data.

New social enterprises

125 million people worldwide experience autism, yet this group is often underemployed. 

The Xceptional app uses activity-based assessments and games to reduce the anxiety and difficulty that 65% of those with autism face gaining and retaining employment. 

Empowers autistic employees to flourish and helps employers to embrace the benefits of diversity, and reduce autism unemployment.

Social impact enterprises

Home Care Heroes is a social impact startup harnessing their online platform to engage the community to combat social isolation by providing personalised and affordable companionship and non-medical services for people to improve wellbeing, independence and build relationships.

Diversity and inclusion in virtual reality

Equal Reality creates Diversity and Inclusion training in Virtual Reality (VR). 

It allows  you to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” to learn what it is like to experience discrimination or inappropriate behavior. 

Optus Future Makers program, which has provided them with $30,000 in funding