Check out our top 19 Australian startups that you should watch out for in 2016 and may want to work for. If you have any others, add them in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you.
Shoe of Prey | Sydney, Australia
About: With our 3D designer you choose the shape, colour and height of your shoes; we custom make your design and ship anywhere in the world in around 4 weeks. You are three steps from your perfect shoes...
Perks: Every quarter we make 3 employees dreams a reality, lunch and healthy snacks provided, shoes, social nights.
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Stackla | Sydney, Australia
About: Stackla is a social content marketing platform that puts user-generated content at the heart of brand marketing. By helping brands, agencies, media companies, and advocacy groups curate and publish the best content from across the social web, Stackla powers authentic, memorable experiences for live events, social commerce, social advertising, competitions, and data visualizations.
Perks: Work with big brands, go global, keep it social.
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Car Next Door | Sydney, Australia
About: What kind of car do you want to drive today? Need a roomy SUV for a camping trip; a van to move house; or a compact car for city errands? There are hundreds of real people’s cars of all types listed with Car Next Door. Book instantly, and get the keys from a secure Lockbox at the car – no need to meet the Owner.
Perks: Competitive Salary, Passionate team.
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Tiger Pistol | Sydney, Australia
About: The world's smartest small business Social Ads Platform. Delivering results fro reseller partners and their customer - at scale. Proud Facebook Marketing Partner.
Perks: Go global, changing industry, awesome environment and progressive workplace.
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Outware Mobile | Melbourne, Australia
About: We’re passionate about building great apps for our clients, with a focus on user experience design and technical excellence. We use the latest software engineering methodologies to ensure that every app we build is of the highest quality and that every project is delivered on-time and on-budget.
Perks: collaboration, location, learning and growth, social.
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OneShift | Sydney, Australia
About: OneShift is an online job network which matches employees with employers. This can be anything from one-off shifts, casual work or permanent employment. Both job seekers and businesses can sign-up for free. See a job seeker's availability, skills, qualifications and location before the interview!
Perks: No nonsense, team, test fail learn, social.
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Temple and Webster | Sydney, Australia
About: Our aim is to inspire people to live more beautifully by helping them discover and buy beautifully priced items for the home. We strive to be the most inspiring retailer in Australia, delivering an elegant, entertaining and informative shopping experience. Over 1.3m members have joined Temple & Webster since we launched in October 2011.
Perks: Great relationships and socials.
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GoFar | Sydney, Australia
About: The GoFar team is based at Fishburners - Australia's largest tech startup co-working space. While our team is located in Sydney, our members hail from every corner of the world. We are dedicated to delivering the most beautiful and functional smart car device to drivers to make every drive a better experience. Our ever expanding team skill set ranges from integrated circuit design to real-time firmware to mobile UX design to data science and analytics to aerospace engineering! When we are not working away in our labs perfecting our product, you will most likely find us engaged in team bonding exercises such as munching away in the dumpling restaurant down the street or smashing each other in intense games of ping-pong.
Perks: City location with a global focus. Tight team with an open culture who get excited about new ideas. Flexible work arrangements, free beer and pizza on Fridays.
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AirTasker | Sydney, Australia
About: Airtasker is an online marketplace for people and businesses to outsource tasks. See how to get tasks done or how to earn money.
Perks: Your ideal mac setup, fun environment, unlimited ping pong, unlimited arcade games.
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Glam Corner | Sydney, Australia
About: Founded in 2012 and based in Sydney, GlamCorner is the leading online destination for women in Australia to rent designer dresses. Whether it be something chic for a night out, an elegant gown for a formal, or a beautiful dress for a friend's wedding, GC provides all Australian women with unique fashion experiences for any occasion.
Perks: Always experimenting with new ideas, great team and an open culture.
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Tanda | Sydney, Australia
About: Tanda was founded in 2013, like many Australian businesses; with a little common sense, a common goal and a bit of mateship. The aim was to build a tool that helps eliminate paper timesheets, time theft and data entry from payroll. The idea was all businesses should be able to focus on what they do best, without being shackled by the tediousness of payroll and administration.
Perks: Fast paced environment, multi award winning company, great team, social.
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Bugcrowd | Sydney, Australia (moved to California)
About: From the outback to the valley, Bugcrowd is paving the way for crowdsourced security. Founded in 2012 in Australia by Casey Ellis, Bugcrowd is now based in San Francisco and is backed by Costanoa Venture Capital, Rally Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and Blackbird Ventures. With extensive backgrounds in Information Security, we know what it’s like to be outnumbered by the bad guys. We created Bugcrowd to even those odds.
Perks: Health benefits, food truck Fridays, growing rapidly never the same day.
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Appster | Melbourne, Australia
About: Appster is the fastest growing App Development company. With offices in 3 continents from Melbourne to San Francisco, we have a focus on working with people with incredible ideas. We have a vision for creating the most innovative app technology company in the world. If you want to have a chat, get in touch!
Perks: Non for profit projects, constantly learning, free monthly adventures.
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Rome2Rio | Melbourne, Australia
About: Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world's transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location.
Perks: Table tennis, pool, Friday night drinks nights, flexible work hours.
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Abi wants to live in a world filled with comic books, peanut butter and a force field protecting her from sticky fingers and germs. When not found writing assignments for her Diploma, she can be found online playing video games.