We help emerging talent discover, acquire and record experience relevant to their professional journey.
The tools emerging talent is given to navigate their careers are broken, that's why we created Paddl.

Paddl.com helps users connect to valuable 'professional experiences' more relevant to the future of work, which builds a modern CV, the Paddl resume. The Paddl resume gives talent the ability to identify and understand the transferrable skills they have acquired through their professional journey, including casual or part-time work, volunteer work, hackathons, meetup events and more.

Through Paddl.com, users are able to identify, participate in and record these modern experiences, building up their experience profile and skill set, helping them to become better prepared for the future of work.

team

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 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.

september

september

Leading Australian educator RMIT joins Paddl to support their students.

december

december

Dave Slutzkin of Learnable, Sitepoint and Flippa joins Paddl Advisory Board as Technical Adviser

2017

february

february

Paddl opens registration to global student community.

may

may

Canon Australia partners to present first Paddl Games challenge in Sydney NSW. Generates 1500 applications in 2 weeks!

july

july

Paddl Employer profiles released.

november

november

Andrew Shubin joins Paddl from Culture Amp to build and lead the engineering team.

december

december

Australian Broadcasting Corporation partners to present Paddl Games challenge in Sydney, NSW. 100 Paddlrs from ANU, Billy Blue, Federation Uni, Macquarie Uni, Swinburne Uni, TAFE NSW, Uni of Melb, Uni of NSW, Uni of Syd, UTS, Uni of Wollongong, UWS.

2018

may

may

Paddl's Community of Young Professionals hits 10,000 registered users and growing!

july

july

Paddl Co. partners with the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA) and the Victorian Government to deliver a series of 5 Paddl Games across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

august

august

Paddl Co. wins the Business Merit Award at the #techdiveristy Awards for its work in Paddl Games and internal exemplary diversity standards.

september

september

Paddl Co partners with COSBOA, the Victorian Government and AGL 6 September to present a challenge in Hastings, Victoria. 10 local businesses plus 60 students are competitively selected to participate from Uni of Melbourne, Deakin Uni, RMIT, Swinburne, Charles Sturt, La Trobe, Holmesglen, Monash, General Assembly, Victoria Uni, Chisolm.

october

october

Paddl Co partners with COSBOA, the Victorian Government and Australia Post in Bendigo, Victoria. 10 local businesses plus 60 students are competitively selected from Deakin Uni, La Trobe, Uni of Melbourne, RMIT, Victoria Uni, General Assembly, Holmesglen, Swinburne and Charles Sturt.

Paddl Co partners with COSBOA, the Victorian Government and Canon Australia in Melbourne, Victoria. 10 local business plus 60 students are competitively selected from Deakin Uni, La Trobe, Uni of Melbourne, RMIT, Victoria Uni, General Assembly, Holmesglen, Swinburne, Monash and Charles Sturt.

december

december

Partnership with Western Sydney University secured - paddl.com and Paddl Games.

Bunnings Warehouse partners to present Paddl Games Challenge in Melbourne. 60 students competitively selected from Deakin Uni, La Trobe, Uni of Melbourne, RMIT, Victoria Uni, General Assembly, Holmesglen, Swinburne, Central Queensland, Western Sydney Uni, QUT and Academy Xi.

2019

march

march

COSBOA, Victorian Government and GrowthOps Ltd Paddl Games Melbourne, Victoria. 11 local business are nominated by corporate partners plus 80 students are competitively selected from Deakin Uni, La Trobe, Uni of Melbourne, RMIT, Academy Xi, General Assembly, Central Queensland, Swinburne, Monash and Charles Sturt.

april

april

New Activity Cards - Employment category released Full Time and Part Time, Internships, Casual Work.

may

may

Ability to share Paddl Profile to LinedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Email.

COSBOA, Victorian Government and EnergyAustralia Paddl Games Melbourne, Victoria. 10 local businesses plus 60 students are competitively selected from Deakin Uni, La Trobe, Uni of Melbourne, RMIT, Academy Xi, General Assembly, Central Queensland, Swinburne, Monash, Victoria Uni, Torrens, Bill Blue College of Design and Charles Sturt.

june

june

New Activity Card - Contract released, Hackathon (Competition Category) with dynamic links to Eventbrite.

july

july

WSU Paddl Games 2019 with EnergyAustralia as first challenge partner at the Parramatta South Campus. 70 Western Sydney University students + 11 local businesses participate.

august

august

Australian Government Innovation Games 2019/2020 partnership with COSBOA and the Australian Government 30 Paddl Games nationally over 2 years.

september

september

WSU Paddl Games 2019 with Westpac as challenge partner at the Parramatta South Campus. 60 Western Sydney University students + 10 local businesses participate.

Leadership
team

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 Paddl Co., 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

VP Operations

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

Team
Advisory
team

Dave Slutzkin

GM at Stax by Versent

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Lachlan Donald

CTO at Buildkite

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Rachael Neumann

Ex MD Australia of Eventbrite

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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

team

Jo Fisher

MD at Jo Fisher Executive

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