We help students become professionals.
The tools students are given to navigate their careers are broken, that’s why we created Paddl.

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.

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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.

March 2015

Eureka! Dominique Fisher and John Collins develop the Paddl concept in their Melbourne based incubator CareerLounge.

may

may

$300K in Funding from Angel Investors

june

june

Luke Shillabeer joins as Paddl’s first in-house Engineer.

august

august

CJ Lofstrom joins Paddl from Pollenizer to build and lead the design team.

september

september

Paddl MVP begins alpha testing.

december

december

Dave Slutzkin of Learnable, Sitepoint and Flippa joins as technical advisory.

2016

march

march

Launch Event! Paddl begins Beta Pilot with Deakin University, Holmesglen, MYER, Metro Trains, Australia Post, Ray White and more.

april

april

Secured $1M in Seed Funding

july

july

Paddl employer access released.

august

august

Founder of woman.com.au Robelen Bajar joins Paddl to build and lead the growth team.

september

september

Leading Australian educator RMIT joins Paddl to support their students.

2017

February

February

Paddl opens registration to global student community.

april

april

Jordan McNamara joins Paddl from Envato to build and lead the community team.

may

may

Canon Australia partners to present first Paddl Games event. Paddl hits 1500 job applications!

Leadership
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Dominique Fisher

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 CareerLounge, Investor and Tech Advisor, with 30 years commercialising technology, Dominique brings years of experience, passion and determination to Paddl.

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John E Collins

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.

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Nicole Pogue

COO

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 team

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Advisory
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Hon. Alan Stockdale AO

Board Chairman

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Paul Sundberg

Advisor

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Elmer Funke Kupper

Private Investor and Director

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Don Clarke

Partner, Minter Ellison Lawyers

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Dave Slutzkin

GM at Stax by Versent

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Lachlan Donald

CTO at Buildkite

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Rachael Neumann

Head of Australia at 500 Startups

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Tyron Ball

GM at NetNames

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Brett Coventry

CFO at Catapult

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Adam Hounsell

Snr. Associate / Manager (Tax) at Deloitte Legal

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Dr. Zivit Inbar

Director at DifferenThinking

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Jo Fisher

MD at Jo Fisher Executive

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