Smart50 Awards 2016


Small business lender Prospa has its foot to the floor, recognising the disruptive power of fintech on Australia’s lending space, and the company is aiming to grow its customer base through an in-depth knowledge of what drives SMEs.



After realising the small business lending space had been lacking in innovation for years, Jamie Osborn was determined to use his financial services experience to offer better financing for Australian SMEs.



Healthy meal operation FivePointFour is upgrading its premises almost every quarter as demand for the pre-made, diet tailored food on offer continues to grow.


Online Marketing Gurus

Despite recognising the “huge number” of online marketing and SEO companies that already existed in the market, when Andrew Raso and Mehrdad Homayunfard founded their business in 2012, they believed few existing players in the market were able to achieve the results that clients wanted.



With offices in South Africa, Europe, the UK, and America, it’s no wonder TorFX processes over $6 billion in foreign exchanges and money transfers each year.


MyDeal Australia

Founder Sean Senvirtne’s third start-up business was completely bootstrapped, and after years of intense work with heads down, online marketplace has secured rapid growth.


Positive Lending Solutions

Father and son duo of Mark and Tom Caesar appeared on SmartCompany’s Smart50 list last year, coming in at number 33. The business has continued its fast growth, and with a revenue increase of over $6 million, Positive Lending Solutions has made the jump to the Smart50 top 10.



The construction sector has not traditionally been so strong on the sales side of things – which is where Superdraft’s network of builders, architects and surveyors comes in.


Hunter Mason

Sydney-based construction management firm Hunter Mason has once again made it into the top cohort of Australia’s fastest growing SMEs, having taken out first position on the Smart50 list in 2015.

10 for kids for kids was born out of the “mission impossible” task of changing a newborn’s nappy on an aeroplane. After not being able to find a product for on-the-go changing already on the market, co-founders (and best friends) Dannielle Michaels and Monique Filer got to work with a five-year business plan, involving a patented “diaper wallet” the pair believed would have strong potential in international markets.

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