Small business lender fintech Prospa has grown incredibly quickly in the five years since it begun. It started with $60 million funding in 2015 and had the eighth biggest capital raise of last year at $25 million, according to Right Click Capital.
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The cloud-based integration platform provider MuleSoft recently opened a new flagship office on North Sydney's Walker Street. Boasting beautiful North Sydney views, regular wine tastings and mascots aplenty, the workplace has been designed to foster the company's core value in employees: "be a better human". Here are the photos!
Jane Lu founded her retailer Showpo in 2010 when she was 24 years old. She started the business in secret, too scared to tell her parents she had dropped out of a cadetship with KPMG and failed at her first startup. In 2017, Showpo hit a run rate of $30 million. It has become known for its instantly recognisable fashion imagery across social platforms.
This week, I was fortunate enough to spend a day in the life of founder and chief executive Jane Lu to see what happens behind all those glamorous Instagram photos.
A few minutes outside of Los Gatos, California, there's a small and unassuming campus that houses the world's largest movie and TV streaming service.
Netflix's HQ is technically part of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area south of San Francisco, but it doesn't feel like it at all. Los Gatos is a quiet place with a small-town vibe, and the Netflix offices share that. We took a tour of the place where self-professed movie and TV nerds build a platform that over 100 million people use to watch 125 million hours of content each day.
For the past five years, Nvidia has been building itself a shiny new headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. When it is completed at the end of this year, the 500,000 square feet structure will house up to 5000 employees across two floors. The site has been specifically designed to encourage collaboration with large congregational areas, open plan offices and staircases to enable chance encounters.
During GTC 2017, we were given a sneak peak inside the building which remains a work in progress. Here are the photos.
OzHarvest Market is a Sydney-based "rescued food" supermarket that invites customers to pay what they can - even if that's nothing at all. The business follows a "take what you need, give if you can" model, with all money reinvested back into the charity.
Earlier today, we paid a visit to OzHarvest's flagship store to check out what was on offer. The sheer variety of supermarket goods on display astounded us. Here are the pictures.
ASI Solutions is an IT service provider that specialises in implementing short-term gaps in skills or resources availability across big data, cloud services, mobility, BYOD, security and disaster recovery. Its Sydney head quarters boasts a range of unique features, including white board tables, monthly barbecues and a Star Wars bobble head collection. Here are the photos!
Xero is a cloud accounting software company that specialises in SaaS products for small and medium-sized businesses. Beginning life in New Zealand, the business has since branched into Australia, the United States and the UK. We recently visited its Aussie headquarters in Melbourne which houses everything from an open plan office for more than 200 employees to a drum kit and pool table. Here are the photos.
"Electricity is sexy and very exciting!" Jessica Venning-Bryan, general manager for brand for Flick Electric Co, said. Flick is a start-up that's shaking up the power business in New Zealand. Now, I'd say for most people, the idea of an electricity company doesn't exactly match up with words like "sexy" and "exciting". But just like how Flick is changing the way consumers consume energy, it's also turning the stilted corporate culture associated with big power companies on its head. Their vibrant office is a reflection of that and in this week's Workspace, we will be exploring Flick's base of operating in Wellington.