Helping the world decide wisely


We believe that when data can flow securely between individuals, organizations and governments, wiser decisions can be made and better outcomes delivered for both business and society as a whole. The problem? Data sharing can be too legally complicated, risky and time-consuming for organisations to manage, at scale.

That’s why, in 2014, Paul McCarney and Danny Gilligan set out to change the way organisations collaborate with data - to make it safer, more secure and more scalable. Today, our Senate Platform technology and ‘private by design’ ecosystem helps organisations govern flows of data and realise the potential of secure data sharing.



Our Founders

Paul McCarney

Co-Founder & CEO

Paul is the Co-founder and CEO of Data Republic, as well as a Non-Executive Director for Trade Me and Cirrus Media (formerly Reed Business Information), and previously a Non-Executive Director at iiNet (IIN/AX).

An industry leader for over 15 years, Paul is an Investor and Entrepreneur in the Digital Technology, Data and Marketing space. The holder of a patent in multi-attribute matching of buyers and sellers, Paul has consulted to Media, Consulting and Private Equity businesses as a subject matter expert on digital asset strategy, innovation and investment.

Danny Gilligan

Co-Founder & Director

Danny is a Co-Founder of Reinventure group in partnership with Westpac. He struck upon the difficulty of data-sharing in his work with personalisation in e-commerce and set about to create the first version of Data Republic. A former serial entrepreneur, Danny hasn’t quite gotten the hint yet that he is supposed to be an investor and not a founder. He promises this is his last time.


Our investors, helping to power innovation through data exchange.


The Latest News


ANZ announces partnership with Data Republic

ANZ today announced a strategic investment and partnership with local start-up Data Republic to speed up innovation through secure data-sharing environments. The partnership will provide ANZ access to the Data Republic platform… Read More


How much is your data really worth?

Earlier this year, The Economist proclaimed "the world’s most valuable resource is longer oil, but data."" The Economist was speaking about a new global economy – the data economy. An economy that is about collecting, storing and analysing streams of data that arise... Read More


NSW Government picks Data Republic to launch data sharing platform

Data Republic is providing the foundation for a new secured data sharing platform for the NSW Government after winning a public sector tender. The Senate data marketplace... Read More

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