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, Paul McCarney and Danny Gilligan set out to change the way organisations collaborate with data – to make it safer, more secure and more scalable.
Since launching in 2016, Data Republic has seen rapid adoption of their technology from major brands and service providers across Australia and the Asia Pacific, including banks, retailers, state governments and airlines. Data Republic’s technology now underpins a fast-growing ecosystem and network of over 200 organisations who leverage the governance framework and technology as an emerging standard for secure data sharing, globally.
Data Republic has offices in Sydney (HQ), Singapore and LA, and is backed by Westpac Reinventure, Qantas Loyalty, NAB Ventures, Qualgro and ANZ.
THE PROBLEM WE SAW
Managing data sharing between organizations is complicated.
Organizations have to protect privacy, information security and enter into legal negotiations each and every time. Things get complicated quickly – so very few companies are able to execute and scale data collaborations in a meaningful way.
Without data sharing – insights for business, governments and society fail to be unlocked.
HOW WE SOLVED IT
The Senate Platform
Data Republic’s Senate Platform revolutionizes data sharing between organisations by providing comprehensive legal, governance and licensing workflows for companies when sharing data.
Senate allows organizations to effectively govern data sharing opportunity and risk, at scale.
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.
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.
Data Republic Appoints Country Manager to Drive Data Exchange in Singapore
Data Republic has appointed Lynn Thompson as head of Data Republic’s new office in Singapore, supporting the company’s expansion into Asia.
ANZ announces partnership with Data Republic
ANZ has today announced a strategic investment and partnership with Data Republic to speed up innovation through secure data-sharing environments.
Podcast: This Week in Startups Australia featuring Data Republic
Mark Pesce spoke with Data Republic founders Paul McCarney and Danny Gilligan for episode S06E17 on This Week in Startups Australia Podcast.
Data for Good –
The Minerva Collective
The Minerva Collective was launched by Data Republic in 2016 to help social impact organizations access and utilize data to help solve social problems. Data is exchanged and analysed using Data Republic’s secure data exchange platform and insights made available to charities on a not-for-profit basis. With the support of NGOs, private companies and university groups, The Minerva Collective is bringing data-driven insights to the not-for-profit sector.
The Minerva Collective increases the capacity of social impact organisations to utilise previously inaccessible data and solve issues facing society. They continue to drive social impact projects on Data Republic’s platform to give corporates and their employees an opportunity to support not-for-profits through joint data initiatives.