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 exchange can be too legally complicated, risky and time-consuming.

That’s why, in 2014, Paul McCarney and Danny Gilligan set out to change the way organisations exchange data - to make it safer, more secure and more scalable. Today, our technology and ‘private by design’ ecosystem reduces the operational risks surrounding data exchange and connects organisations to the datasets and Data Products they need to solve their most pressing business problems.

Our Founders

aka The Glorious Leaders

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.

The Latest News


Tyro co-founder Andrew Rothwell joins Data Republic

Tyro co-founder Andrew Rothwell has described data as "the currency of the 21st century" as he departs the payments disrupter to join start-up Data Republic as its chief operating officer. Mr Rothwell, who has been at Tyro for its 14 years, during which it has grown from a start-up of three to a business employing... Read More


Managing the privacy and security complexities of open data

There is a clear opportunity for Australia to be a global leader in the data sharing industry with the Productivity Commission releasing its final report on Data Availability and Use shortly. But first there has to be a mind shift around the concept of trust and data sharing.... Read More

The Minerva Collective

Reflection on The Minerva Collective's first Data Co-op

It’s been a little while in the making but last Wednesday we did it. We held our first Minerva Collective working group which saw over 50 analysts, social sector workers and passionate data scientists offer their skills, expertise and time... Read More

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