Top SaaS Companies in Australia

List of the largest SaaS companies in Australia (Click to apply)

These are the top SaaS companies in Australia. In todays day and age its possible to launch a company from anywhere. We wanted to show some love for Australia by featuring these 49 companies with combined revenues of $502.7M.

Together, Australia SaaS companies employ over 6K employees, have raised $365.3M capital, and serve over 330K customers around the world.

$0 - $1M ARR
  1. Livepreso $1.0M
  2. Go1 $1.0M
$1M - $5M ARR
  1. JobAdder $4.6M
  2. ipSCAPE $4.6M
$5M - $10M ARR
  1. Ivvy $10.0M
  2. Lexer $6.0M
  3. Ambition $5.1M
$10M+ ARR
  1. Guardian $182.0M
  2. Canva $105.0M
  3. Infomedia $27.7M
  1. 01
    Guardian

    Guardian

    Guardian protects and secures privacy and data while using apps and browsing the web on an iOS device.

    $182M

    2K

    2013

    Australia

  2. 02
    Canva

    Canva

    Design Software

    Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.

    $105M

    $301M

    300K

    1K

    2012

    Australia

  3. 03
    Culture Amp

    Culture Amp

    Talent Management Software

    Culture Amp was founded as a result of its members' first hand experiences with the challenge that fast growing organizations face when their core business expands faster than its people can adapt. With years of experience in enterprise organizations, Cult

    $40M

    $157M

    454

    2011

    Australia

  4. 04
    Infomedia

    Infomedia

    Vertical Industry Software

    Global leaders in parts, service and data software for the automotive industry. Used by over 170,000 users in 185 countries and 29 languages.

    $28M

    308

    1987

    Australia

  5. 05
    Employment Hero

    Employment Hero

    Talent Management Software

    Employment Hero operates as an online human resource platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Its cloud-based HR platform combines HR software, financial services, scheduling, and payroll tools, as well as employee benefits, providing growing compan

    $20M

    $28M

    238

    2014

    Australia

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What are the fastest growing companies doing?

83 of the fastest growing companies that also have the most revenue have a clear expansion revenue strategy. On average, sales reps are selling plans where starting contract value is $4,606.

Those same companies employ 1,678 sales reps that carry a quota. The most common compensation plan used by these companies is a 1:5 ratio of sales rep on target earnings (OTE) to quota. Meaning if a rep can earn $200k in base and commissions, quota target for that year is set at 5x, or $1m in new ARR closed.

If you’re going to build a high growth SaaS company, you need to figure out how to scale with quota carrying sales reps.

Which CEO’s are the most efficient capital allocators?

We can measure this a variety of ways. Which company has the most revenue per employee? What about dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised? What about time, which founder went from $0 to $10m the fastest?

Looking deeper at dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised, bootstrappers take the cake because they self fund (denominator zero). When we look at companies that have raised at least $1m, Actito is the clear winner generating $21m in revenue, growing 100% yoy, on just 1m raised ($.05 dollars raised for every $1 of revenue).

Omnisend comes in a close second with $.08 dollars raised for every dollar of revenue. Doing $19m as of December 2020. Proposify gets honorable mention with $0.46 dollars raised (3.25m) for every dollar of revenue ($7m).

The worst performers here are companies like YayPay with $3.68 dollars raised ($14m) per dollar of revenue ($3.8m). Many of the worst performers just did a round of funding and haven’t had a chance to deploy to drive growth yet. That makes this data less valuable but still illustrative.