Josh: Whilst traveling in Australia, I was introduced to James. Honestly, the excitement of joining an early stage startup had me hooked from the start.
Right after our seed round, James asked me if I knew any ambitious/talented people to help us build out our presence in EMEA. That’s when I thought of Arbs.
Arbs and I met on the first day of university and lived together for a few years after that. James and Arbs met a month after I started, and we haven’t looked back since.
Arbs: When I first met Josh at university, I was convinced I wanted to go into investment banking. After completing an economics degree, I started working in retail and spent some time deciding what I wanted to do next.
This is where I started to see and feel the true impact of online retail. That’s when I met James.
At this point, Lindsay, Josh and James were building out the Australian office. And I couldn’t turn down the offer to go to Australia and start to grow the team.
For a while, Josh and I were living together in an apartment in Bondi. Really living up to the UK stereotype.
Paul: I was finishing my third year at uni and running a property business. At the time, I was thinking about getting an internship at a big property company.
Arbs was actually my mentor at university. That’s how we got to know each other, and how I knew Josh. Then, one day, I got a call from Arbs asking if I would be interested in selling tech to help retailers.
That’s when I met with James and agreed to come to Australia after I finished university. That’s where it all began.
Tom: Before I was working at PA, I was working at Google. I became really interested in AI, which was how I became interested in PA - the focus on privacy first AI tech.