Australia is a country with a lot to offer, and the Aussie spirit has seen many successful entrepreneurs in business build their companies into empires. Creating innovative products and services and providing the best level of service has helped many companies on the road to success. Below are some of the most significant Australian entrepreneurs that you may use to inspire you to start a business yourself, which will hopefully see you appear on a list of successful entrepreneurs one day.
The company Afterpay is the brainchild of Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen, which was launched in 2014. Despite the global pandemic of 2020, the company has increased its success with online sales going through the roof. They have successfully broken into foreign markets, such as America and the UK. With e-commerce taking off significantly during the pandemic, many more companies are using the services of Afterpay to make payments more straightforward for their clients.
Phillip Kingston is the founder & CEO of Galactic Bioware, a new type of fashion company offering protective clothing that looks trendy. The company launched in late 2020 and is only one of the feathers in Phillips many bows. He is also a partner at Harrington Kingston Hass, an investigation firm specialising in negotiations and counterintelligence for businesses. Phillip has had his fingers in many pies and is a serial entrepreneur that knows how to get things done.
Cameron Adams, Melanie Perkins, & Cliff Obrecht
The trio of Cameron Adams, Melanie Perkins, and Cliff Obrecht are the founders and creators of the graphic design platform, Canva. Their company has seen a lot of growth in 2020 due to the global pandemic, which has seen companies seeking ways to collaborate online effectively. They doubled the worth of their company in 2020, with its value rising to more than $6 billion. Canva is an Australian company that is undoubtedly going places and is the leader of its industry worldwide.
Fung Lam is another Australian entrepreneur leading the way and revolutionising how we shop online with his company New Aim. It is one of the fastest-growing companies in Australia, and started as a company on eBay, and has fast grown into one of the leading drop shipping companies both online and offline. New Aim is another company that has flourished since the pandemic, with consumers shopping habits changing and moving predominantly online. They are continually developing more products and enhancing their offerings, which means this is a company to watch for the future.
Larry Diamond is the founder of another BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) company called Zip Co, which has also seen a boom since the pandemic first hit in 2020. The company’s success is continuing to grow, with the revenue for the first quarter of 2021 up by a staggering 88% compared to 2020 figures. They are also looking to expand and break into new foreign markets, which means the brainchild of Larry Diamond is only going to get bigger and better in the coming years.