Connecting to relevant experiences is difficult for students. Traditional jobs boards assume that both employer and applicant understand what is required, often leading to unproductive and frustrating applications for both parties.
Paddl takes the guesswork out by matching meaningful job opportunities to those who may not even know what they're looking for. Designed to feel like the ‘level-up’ games you play everyday, Paddl encourages students to gather real-world experience while providing businesses with powerful tools to filter and recruit their next generation of employees.
Paddl HQ is based in Melbourne Australia, one of the top 10 education capitals of the world where a small team is working to make a big difference. Our global student community is growing daily and businesses large and small are discovering a smarter, cheaper and more powerful way to recruit talented young professionals.
Eureka! Dominique Fisher and John Collins develop the Paddl concept in their Melbourne based incubator CareerLounge.
$300K in Funding from Angel Investors
Luke Shillabeer joins as Paddl’s first in-house Engineer.
CJ Lofstrom joins Paddl from Pollenizer to build and lead the design team.
Paddl MVP begins alpha testing.
Dave Slutzkin of Learnable, Sitepoint and Flippa joins as technical advisory.
Launch Event! Paddl begins Beta Pilot with Deakin University, Holmesglen, MYER, Metro Trains, Australia Post, Ray White and more.
Secured $1M in Seed Funding
Paddl employer access released.
Founder of woman.com.au Robelen Bajar joins Paddl to build and lead the growth team.
Leading Australian educator RMIT joins Paddl to support their students.
Paddl opens registration to global student community.
Canon Australia partners to present first Paddl Games event. Paddl hits 1500 job applications!
Andrew Shubin joins Paddl from Culture Amp to build and lead the engineering team.
Founder | CEO
Chair of the Innovation Expert Panel in Victoria, Non Executive Director of Australia Post, former Non Executive Director of LaunchVic, Founder and CEO of Paddl Co., Investor and Tech Advisor, with 30 years commercialising technology, Dominique brings years of experience, passion and determination to Paddl.
Co-Founder | VP Product
10+ years in technology across product strategy, design, marketing and technical team management, John is a one of a kind problem solver and our VP of Product. As a college dropout himself, there are few more passionate about disrupting student pathways than John.
Master of process and efficiency, Nicole has over 20 years experience keeping the back office of technology companies running. Nicole can turn a spreadsheet into beautiful thing in no time, another multi-talented team leader, Nicole’s meticulous eye for detail and her get-it-done attitude empower the team everyday.
Meet the rest of our teamTeam
Private Investor and Director
Partner, Minter Ellison Lawyers
GM at Stax by Versent
CTO at Buildkite
Ex MD Australia of Eventbrite
GM at NetNames
CFO at Catapult
Snr. Associate / Manager (Tax) at Deloitte Legal
Director at DifferenThinking
MD at Jo Fisher Executive