16 Jake Williams and Lewis Romano

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Since launching in 2012 with the backing of the Simonds and Smorgan families, close friends Jake Williams and Lewis Romano have collected a high profile portfolio of brands for their job network Spotjobs.

“We had an initial amount of $15,000 to fully explore the market,” says Williams.

But with the likes of Uber, Apple, Nandos and Grill’d on their client-sheet, Spotjobs now has an estimated value at just over $9 million.

“[We’re] continuing our growth that we have focused on in our initial three years and [are] exploring new opportunities for business,” he says.

The duo recently launched SpotTalent, a database of talent to help employers and recruiters find the right people more efficiently, and the duo is planning a pre-initial public offering capital raise later this year in preparation to float SpotJobs on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Williams says their proudest achievement to date has been creating a platform that 20% of all Australians have visited.

But he lives by a simple piece of advice.

“Don’t be greedy,” he says.