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Greatspace Inc.

An online platform where locals rent spare space in Asia Pac to travellers seeking a unique, authentic, better value option to big hotels.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
  • Currency AUD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

We provide & manage an e-commerce platform + online community & act as trusted intermediary for transactions. Part of the global collaborative sharing phenomena, peer-to-peer accommodation is disrupting the hotel industry and is set to fundamentally change mainstream travel behaviour. Our customers are early adopter experience seekers who create mutual benefit - hosts make $ by renting empty space & guests save $ and connect with local life.


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    James Campbell Edwards
    Co-founder and CEO

    More than 15 years experience in digital, interactive and media businesses in Australia & Asia. Most recently James was Senior Counsel for Turner Asia Pac, where he led all legal aspects of a variety of projects including inception, launch & operation of James held senior management & legal roles at Foxtel & Gilbert + Tobin. He joined Greatspace as full time CEO in Aug 2011 & has overseen all aspects of the business launch and op's.

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    Dharpan Randhawa
    Director of Host Relationships and Marketing

    Over 15 yrs in publishing, digital media & conferences in Aust, Asia, North Am and Euro. Most recently Dharpan was Regional Sales Director for IQPC and had P&L responsibility for over 300 cross vertical APAC events. Also held senior sales directorships in media houses all over the world and fluent in 4 Asian languages. Joined Greatspace in Nov 2011 as FT Director Sales & Marketing & has overseen all aspects of host acquisition & engagement.

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    Chris Flintoft
    Director of Digital and Technology

    More than 15 years experience in Online, Mobile and IPTV working for blue chip corporates and high growth start ups. Chris is CEO of connected devices company Neon Stingray, operating in Aust, Asia and Scandinavia. Previously Chris has held senior roles at Foxtel, Telstra, IPTV start up itv|world and listed Digital Services Co Hyro (ASX HYO). Chris joined Greatspace Inc in a part time role as Digital Director when it was founded.

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    Toby Johnston
    Creative Director

    Creative and design director for more than 15 years in Aust, Asia and Europe. Currently based in Singapore as partner and creative director for SHIFT. Joined Greatspace as part-time creative director in January 2011.

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    Suzie Blinman
    Business Strategy and Finance Consultant

    14 years of strategy consulting experience, commercial advisory & M&A. Principal at A.T.Kearney from 1998-2006, and currently Commercial Director and New Business at MCN in Sydney. Has held a variety of senior finance and strategy roles. Suzie holds an executive MBA from University of Michigan as well as LLB and
    BComm/Mktg from UNSW.


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    James Edwards, LLB