How we co-created

What does our company have to do with getting married in a backyard, a shark tank and AirBnB?

Our story begins in November 2015. After getting married in his backyard, Jeremy Hurst had an idea of sharing spaces at his Perth Hills property. People could use his garden for a small wedding, those without a pool, home office or a bbq could share one and so on. Jeremy then started a basic Wordpress site and came up with the name ‘SpacetoCo’ with an emphasis on co-mmunity.

But with a young family and a full-time job, Jeremy realised SpacetoCo was bigger than one person, so he reached out to Daniel McCullen and Daniel Franco for help to grow this idea into a startup. All three agreed to become co-founders and after many late nights, weekends and invested savings, SpacetoCo launched in March 2017. Soon, the company grew to hundreds of space listings, and the three co-founders had the chance to appear on Shark Tank Australia in June 2018.

Over in New Zealand, Elle Bell was building her own space sharing platform. After learning about SpacetoCo, Elle decided collaboration would be better than competition and teamed up with the company to launch SpacetoCo NZ not long after.

SpacetoCo continues to expand with partnerships in local government, small businesses and community centres, delivering a sustainable solution to space sharing.

Get to know us better! Learn about why we exist, how we work and what keeps us going.

Jeremy and Elle share SpacetoCo’s mission behind our time-saving and space-sharing solution for hirers and venues: to drive growth to local economies and connect communities in a sustainable way.

Our purpose

Sustainability

We believe that there are plenty of spaces and it’s not always necessary to build more. Utilising existing assets more efficiently and making it easier to access spaces leads to a more sustainable future.

Supporting local economies

We believe in driving growth to local area economies. Providing access local spaces stimulates activity within towns and localities. We believe that when local economies thrive, communities come to life.

Community connection

We believe space activation plays an important role in community development and building connectedness between people. It is through this that we work towards building a supportive, inclusive and diverse society.

Our People

Meet the team

We are a co-mmunity of amazing humans who are passionate about all things spaces and bookings. Meet the amazing people who work to make SpacetoCo happen!

The captains

Jeremy Hurst
Co-founder and CXO
Daniel Franco
Co-founder and CPM
Daniel McCullen
Co-founder and CEO
Elle Bell
Managing Director, NZ

The crew

Fraser Bullock
Principle Software Engineer
Francine van den Berg
Onboarding & QA Manager
Pauline Laithwaite
Community Spaces Director
Shana Graham
Inbound Content Marketer
Ian Johnson
Business Development Manager
Kirstie Mae Paderes
Adminitrative Assistant & Bookkeeper
Teegan Bishop
Customer Success & Support Manager
Carmela Makalio
Inbound Content Marketer
Shyam Krishna Tandukar
Full Stack Developer
Prabhat Bikram Singh Jha
Software QA Engineer
Jens Adria
Full Stack Developer
Leo Termine
Backend Developer
Shawn Thomas
Business Development Manager
Luke Davies
Frontend Software Engineer
Irene Souness
Onboarding Coordinator
Alma Albano
Customer Support & QA Representative
Julius Satsatin
Customer Support & QA Representative

The Co-mmandments

Our values

We value a balanced life

Abundant customer service

We lean into feedback

We love collaborating

Building a company of trust

We never stop learning

Great and simple design

Diversity is everything

We always challenge 'normal'

Where we can, we give back

Our Resources

Learn more

Connect with us on socials, learn more about SpacetoCo and dive into free resources about space sharing and community building.

Watch

Community venue learning series

  • Learn from experts about community venue topics like grant applications, volunteer management and placemaking
  • Register for our free monthly webinars
  • Access our archive of learning videos
Learn

Blog and free resources

  • Download free resources to help you manage your venue
  • Learn about SpacetoCo and updates to our software
  • Be in the loop about what’s going on in SpacetoCo-land
Connect

Get in touch with us online

Try us out

SpacetoCo is a space finding marketplace, powered by a bookings and payments management tool, purpose-built for councils and community spaces to grow bookings and ditch the admin.

For people & groups

I want to find and book a space near me

  • Find local, affordable venues near you
  • Book and pay online
  • Create your community & do more together
For venues & spaces

I want to take my bookings online

  • List your space and get found by locals
  • Grow your bookings revenue and increase utilisation
  • Automate bookings processes and get your time back

Connecting and creating communities
across Australia and NZ