News Corp Australia Invests In Homegrown Startup Hipages

News Corp Australia Invests In Homegrown Startup Hipages
SHARE
THIS



News Corp Australia has thrown investment into the homegrown startup, hipages, Australia’s website giant responsible for finding and hiring tradespeople.

News Corp has acquired a 25 per cent stake in the company, which since launcing in 2004 has directly employed 200 people and now helps over 65,000 verified tradespeople find work and get access to $1.35 billion worth of jobs generated annually.

The funding will be used to accelerate growth, invest in product development, and create greater brand awareness among customers and trade businesses.

“hipages has come a long way from a small garage in 2004, to employing 200 people today. While we’re very proud of the growth we’ve had so far, we know hipages is just getting started,” hipages co-founder and CEO David Vitek said.

“People love having a faster, better way to find the best tradie for any job they need done. But the real competition is that too many Australians still aren’t aware that there’s a better way to do this.”

News Corp Australia CEO Peter Tonagh added, “The investment is part of a wider plan to further develop and grow the property and home services category in Australia. hipages is a leader in this market and has consistently demonstrated innovation and strong management.

“We look forward to working with the hipages team to realise further benefits for both our businesses in the property and home services category.”

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Dan Gregory’s Five Tips For Effective Collaboration
  • Opinion

Dan Gregory’s Five Tips For Effective Collaboration

In this guest post, CEO of The Impossible Institute, Dan Gregory (main photo), says if you’re lost for inspiration then two heads – even 100 heads – are always better than one… The implementation of effective collaboration leading the generation of results has been well documented, but there is one example that comes to mind – this […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Poll Reveals What Journalists Fear the Most
  • Media

Poll Reveals What Journalists Fear the Most

A global poll of journalists from 52 countries has identified declining ad revenues as the profession’s number one concern. Staff cuts came second and the dreaded “fake news” came in at third. The poll was conducted by German press organisation Impressum and asked respondents the three questions below: In one word, what defines journalism in your […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal-Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal-Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing

A new Aussie study – based on the views of some of adland’s brightest – has concluded that data and technology is bringing agency creatives and marketers far closer together. The study, titled Joining The Dots: The Future Of Creativity, was conducted by PwC and Google and included the opinions of 15 industry thought leaders […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Aussie Study: Brands With An Excellent Reputation Can Charge Almost 10% More
  • Marketing

Aussie Study: Brands With An Excellent Reputation Can Charge Almost 10% More

Consumers are willing to pay more for products that not only have the features they want but also are delivered by businesses with a good reputation, a new Australian study has found. The study (which you can read in full here) was done by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), puts a price on reputation […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
P2P Transport Limited Becomes Australia’s Largest Taxi Advertising Network
  • Media

P2P Transport Limited Becomes Australia’s Largest Taxi Advertising Network

The acquisition of Nonstop Media by ASX-listed P2P Transport Limited will create Australia’s largest taxi advertising network. Adflow, P2P Transport’s advertising division, will take control of all acquired media assets to complement its growing fleet of digital rooftop signage, vehicle wraps and in-vehicle entertainment products across Australia. The acquisition grows Adflow’s footprint substantially by adding […]

UNSW Partners With Adobe To Transform Its Digital Ecosystem
  • Marketing
  • Technology

UNSW Partners With Adobe To Transform Its Digital Ecosystem

Computer software giant Adobe has announced a partnership with UNSW Sydney that will see Adobe Experience Cloud implemented across the university’s global digital ecosystem. The partnership with Adobe is part of a five-year overhaul of UNSW’s digital ecosystem designed to boost its reputation as a top 50 global university through improved integrated marketing capabilities and […]