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SmartCompany is Australia’s premier publication for growth businesses and entrepreneurs seeking information, advice, news and ideas to help them succeed.

We connect with our readers in a number of ways: via our website, our social media channels, our free daily newsletter and Weekend Smarts, and our subscriber-only content in SmartCompany Plus.

Publishing must-read content every day since 2007, SmartCompany employs a team of passionate and informed journalists who work tirelessly to keep readers engaged and in-the-know, and a commercial team committed to delivering relevant, high-performing content marketing and advertising solutions for its commercial partners.

SmartCompany is driven by a vision to see Australian business boom, and it does this by encouraging curiosity, courage and a genuine spirit of collaboration.

As well as our team of journalists, we work with contributors from around the world, and are always on the lookout for smart, informative and engaging content on a range of subjects relevant to our audience. If you would like to discuss contributing to SmartCompany as an authority or influencer in your space, email our team at news@smartcompany.com.au.

  • Eloise Keating

    EDITOR

    Eloise Keating is the editor of SmartCompany. Prior to joining SmartCompany, Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry. Eloise has degrees in media and communications, marketing and business management, and political science. You can follow her on Twitter at @ellykeating.

  • Sophie Venz

    COORDINATING EDITOR, SMARTCOMPANY PLUS

    Sophie Venz is the coordinating editor of SmartCompany Plus and is passionate about finding new ways to help businesses run their operations. Sophie has a degree in journalism and creative writing and spends her spare time either reading crime fiction or attempting to write it herself. You can follow her on twitter at @sophievenz.

  • Stephanie Palmer-Derrien

    STARTUPS AND TECH EDITOR

    Stephanie Palmer-Derrien is startups and tech editor at SmartCompany, with a particular interest in social enterprise and diversity. When she’s not hounding startup founders, she loves to travel  especially if that involves beaches, animals, food or wine. You can follow her on Twitter at @JournoStef.

  • David Adams

    SENIOR BUSINESS JOURNALIST

    David Adams is a senior business journalist at SmartCompany. He is interested in the challenges and opportunities facing Australian businesses, along with the influences of technology, culture, and a changing climate. Before SmartCompany, David served as a reporter for Business Insider Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @DavidAdams_AU.

  • Emma Elsworthy

    JOURNALIST

    Emma Elsworthy is a reporter for SmartCompany and the editor of The Worm at Crikey. Emma has previously worked at the ABC, BBC and Fairfax Media. You can follow her on Twitter at @emmaels.

  • Gazala Anver

    TECHNOLOGY AND STARTUPS JOURNALIST

    Gazala Anver is a technology and startups reporter at SmartCompany. Prior to joining SmartCompany, Gazala was a writer at Finder, and a journalist for various publications in Sri Lanka. You can follow her on Twitter at @GazalaAnver.

  • David Convery

    CHIEF PRODUCTION AND SUBEDITOR

    David Convery is the chief production and subeditor of SmartCompany. He is an experienced editor in the digital and magazine publishing space, with much of his spare time devoted to his musical or sporting endeavours. You can follow him on Twitter at @daveconvery.

  • Peter Fray

    MANAGING EDITOR, PRIVATE MEDIA

    Peter Fray is managing editor of Private Media and editor-in-chief of SmartCompany's sister publication Crikey. He is formerly the editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, the editor of the SMHThe Sunday Age and The Canberra Times and the deputy editor of The Australian and The Sun-Herald. In 2013, he started PolitiFact Australia, the country's first stand-alone fact-checking website.

  • Olivia McDonnell

    ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

    Olivia McDonnell is the associate publisher of SmartCompany. Since beginning her career at The Age, Olivia has spent the last 15 years delivering commercial and audience growth for media organisations large and small. She is a news and politics junkie and a passionate advocate for independent journalism. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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We are often quoted on radio, TV, print publications and website on our news and any other issues concerning entrepreneurs and business owners. For urgent comment on business issues, contact editor Eloise Keating at ekeating@smartcompany.com.au. For urgent comment on business issues or to republish SmartCompany RSS feeds or articles, email editor Eloise Keating. Please note all stories are subject to copyright.

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