In iseekplant’s early years, we were funded by founders, family members, friends and colleagues. Then in 2013, we met with forward-thinking technology business, Position Partners. They became our first major investor who gave us the legitimacy and scale to take our business national. In 2015, Seven Group Holdings joined as investors and agreed that the construction procurement process in Australia was ready to be ‘shaken-up’. 2017 saw the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) also become shareholders supporting us as a Queensland-based technology business that was gaining national traction.
Then in late 2019, Macquarie Group joined as our latest strategic investor. Macquarie’s investment continues to deliver growth capital to iseekplant and support our strategy and scaling plans.
Two civil engineers, Drew McPherson & Shaun Whitted were working together on a site in remote central Queensland when two elevating scrapers broke down in the same moment – and they remarked to each other how awesome it would be to be able to search an online database of plant and equipment to find replacements.
And right then and there, the idea for iseekplant was born.
In 2021, iseekplant completely rebranded, with a new look and feel but still the same reliable service as ever. We know that the construction industry is all about digging in and just getting it done, which is where our motto of ‘making sh*t happen’ came from.
This attitude is what has allowed us to dominate local and international competition and become the highest ranked and more prolifically used construction hire marketplace in the world.
At iseekplant, we believe there are 3 states of being. You can watch sh*t happen, let sh*t happen or make sh*t happen. And we want to be the ones that make sh*t happen.
We’re here to increase productivity, cut complexity and build trust within the construction industry. And that’s why hundreds of thousands of Australian construction workers have made iseekplant a part of their everyday lives. They’ve made us the go-to online destination to source plant, equipment and services and we’re here to back them through and through.
So if you’re ready to make sh*t happen too, then iseekplant is the place for you.
As iseekplant has grown from what was once an idea into a reality, the day-to-day operations have been handled by Matt, Sally and Drew, under the guidance of our Board of Directors. They’re supported by our management team who work hard every day to make sh*t happen.
Meet them below:
Got a question? Talk to the team that backs you.
Here’s how to reach us:
Level 6A/51 Alfred Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
PO Box 2340,
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006