Sydney (September 22, 2021) – Willow, the leading provider of digital twin solutions for smart infrastructure and real estate, has been recognised as one of Australia’s most attractive companies to work at, featuring in LinkedIn’s 4th annual Top Startups List. This award recognises companies that have remained resilient during the past year, continuing to attract investment, employees, and attention.
Willow was featured in the 2020 list and has continued to build on its strengths, fostering a collaborative environment across multiple global offices, with a strong emphasis on company values and leadership.
“We’re excited to be named in this group,” said Global CEO Joshua Ridley. “Like many of the companies in the list, we’re an Australian company that’s playing on the global stage.”
“With close to 300 employees across the globe, it’s essential to have a uniting culture and strong values,” he continued. “That’s why this year, perhaps more than ever, we’ve doubled down on the values. Everyone is expected to be a leader, regardless of title, team size or tenure.”
This announcement follows Willow’s successful completion of its latest funding round, raising in excess of US$43 million (AUD$58 million). The Pre-Series B Round, which was finalised in August 2021, will enable the scaled deployment of Willow’s software to a global customer base.
To generate the list, LinkedIn’s editors and data scientists parsed millions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 11 million members in Australia — and looked across four pillars: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. To be eligible, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held, and headquartered in Australia. Notable previous winners of the Top Startups include Canva and Judo Bank.
Willow is the “digital twin” for the built world. Through its software, Willow creates a digital replica of a built asset, that collects and aggregates data into a “twin”. Through this approach, Willow enables the owners and operators of major portfolios and infrastructure to make smarter, more proactive, and data-led decisions. By providing data-driven insights, Willow empowers users to manage with greater efficiency, drive operational improvements at scale and provide their occupants with an enhanced and more connected experience. Willow’s customer base includes some of the world’s largest and most influential owners of real estate and critical infrastructure including Brookfield Properties, as well as several Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft. The company also boasts several iconic campus and stadium precincts including the newly completed SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Willow is a global technology company with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, Seattle, New York, London, Amersfoort and Manila.