August 1, 2021

Top 5 Australian Entrepreneurs Under 40

Through Rim Bohle | Posted on 10/29/2019 at 10:30 p.m. Updated on 12/02/2020 at 20:26

Review Australian Financial Review released its annual ranking of Australia’s most affluent entrepreneurs, under 40.

Mike Cannon-Brookes et Scott Farquhar, Atlassian

First and second are Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, respectively, co-founders of Atlassian, a software company dedicated to project management. The company’s flagship products include Jira, Confluence and Trello. With more than 150,000 organizations using these products worldwide, the company generated sales of $ 1 billion in 2018. The two entrepreneurs live in Sydney.

Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, Founders of Canva

Tied for third place come Melanie Perkins & Cliff Obrecht, the founders of Canva, a site for the simplified creation of visuals and graphics. More than 15 million users around the world regularly use Canva. Melanie Perkins says the idea came to her when she taught the basics of more complex design programs at the University of Western Australia. Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht also live in Sydney.

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Cliff Obrecht et Melanie Perkins (Source : Pinterest)

The couple Collis and Cyan Ta’eed, Envato

Collis and Cyan Ta’eed come in 4th place with Envato, an online marketplace where companies can buy digital products from freelance consultants. With a turnover of 133 million dollars in 2017-2018, Envato employs more than 400 people. In October, Envato shared with its employees, new and old, a profit-sharing package of $ 13 million. The couple live in Melbourne.

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Collis et Cyan Ta’eed (Source : YouTube)

Ori Allon, Compass

Ori Allon is 5th in this ranking. The latter is the founder of the company Compass, a company valued at 9.5 billion dollars. Mr. Allon was previously the engineering director at Twitter headquarters in New York. Within the Google company, he led a quality research team which notably ensured the integration of his Orion algorithm into the company’s search engine. Ori Allon lives in New York.

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Ori allon and Robert Reffkin, founders of Compass (Source: Instagram)