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 70 companies with combined revenues of $2.2B.

Together, Australia SaaS companies employ over 12K employees, have raised $365.3M capital, and serve over 518K 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
  3. Shorthand $3.2M
$5M - $10M ARR
  1. Ivvy $10.0M
  2. Lexer $6.0M
$10M+ ARR
  1. Atlassian $1.6B
  2. Guardian $182.0M
  3. Canva $105.0M
  4. PageUp $50.0M
  1. 11
    Webinarninja

    Webinarninja

    Digital Marketing Solutions

    Run better webinars with no worries with the best webinar software ever. Create a live & evergreen webinars in 10 seconds. Get started for free today!

    $8M

    13K

    30

    2013

    Australia

  2. 12
    Lexer

    Lexer

    Analytics Software

    Lexer provide an enriched customer view & the tools to genuinely understand & engage with customers at every stage of the customer journey.

    $6M

    $33M

    67

    2010

    Australia

  3. 13
    Executestrategy

    Executestrategy

    Erp Software

    We create strategy execution software.

    $5M

    1K

    32

    2013

    Australia

  4. 14
    Ambition

    Ambition

    CRM and Related Software

    Sales coaching and performance management softwaref

    $5M

    $7M

    250

    59

    2014

    Australia

  5. 15
    JobAdder

    JobAdder

    Talent Management Software

    【Recruitment Software】Designed for Recruitment/Staffing Agencies and In-House Teams Globally : - Fast, International Support, Full Ongoing Development - Applicant Tracking System

    $5M

    $38M

    120

    2005

    Australia

  6. 16
    ipSCAPE

    ipSCAPE

    Customer Service Software

    Getting in Touch with Customers is Easy with ipSCAPE’s Future-Proof Contact Centre Software. Start your FREE, Scalable Software in the Cloud, Demo Today!

    $5M

    55

    2005

    Australia

  7. 17
    Sked Social

    Sked Social

    Social Media Marketing Software

    Sked Social: The #1 Instagram scheduler trusted by 10,000+ brands. Schedule posts & stories, repost, plan feeds & analyse results on autopilot.

    $5M

    10

    2013

    Australia

  8. 18
    Omnystudio

    Omnystudio

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    The complete audio management solution for podcast and radio stations

    $4M

    $2M

    750

    5

    2011

    Australia

  9. 19
    Shorthand

    Shorthand

    Content Marketing Software

    Shorthand is the platform used by iconic news and brand publishers for creating immersive reading experiences. We enable publishing, commercial, marketing and communications teams to publish premium look-and-feel content in hours not weeks and with fewer r

    $3M

    $3M

    431

    20

    2013

    Australia

  10. 20
    Simblegroup

    Simblegroup

    Iot Software

    Smart Energy Solutions through IoT

    $3M

    $8M

    500

    50

    2010

    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.