ABOUT US

Technology to power the world's biosecurity

Onside has its roots in the agriculture sector and a bold vision to tackle one of the most important issues facing food production, globally.

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1,954,000

Digital check-ins to rural properties

57,000

Hazards logged improving farm safety

15,000

Rural properties mapped across ANZ

Our founding team

In 2015, the Onside journey began with Ryan Higgs, Michael Falconer and Juliet Maclean.

 

Their stories intertwined at a large dairy farming venture in Canterbury, New Zealand. Juliet was a founder of the business, and the CEO. Michael had an investment banking background and had worked with Juliet on a capital raise. Ryan, recently back from living in New York, joined Juliet to take on an operational role at the company.

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Solving an everyday problem

The idea for Onside sparked from a big problem. With 13 farms and hundreds of people coming and going every day, there was no simple way to know who was on farm, what they were doing, how to contact them and how to ensure they had what they needed to get on with the job quickly, efficiently and safely.

 

The answer was clear - a solution that was simple, digital, mobile, and needed to work for everyone including the farm team and  contractors. The first version of our app was born – a digital check-in app to manage who's on farm and keep everyone safe and informed.

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The evolution of Onside

As the check-in app grew, we realised we were building a large interconnected network that was mapping movements around the entire agriculture sector, providing real-time insights.

 

During Ryan's time studying in the US, he crossed paths with Hautahi Kingi, who later became a data scientist at Facebook and Google. Together, they used this network data to create Onside Intelligence, the world's most advanced network-based tracing, readiness and response platform for biosecurity. 

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Today and beyond

Fast forward to today, we've expanded our footprint to Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, with offices in Christchurch and Melbourne.

 

At Onside, we go beyond making operations smoother and compliance automated. We are building technology that not only helps farms run well but also collects important information to help keep the agriculture industry safe from pests and diseases.

 

And that's our story – from humble beginnings solving a day to day problem for farmers, to powering the world's biosecurity.

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Our journey to here

2015

2020

2021

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2023

Meet our leadership team

Ryan Higgs

Ryan Higgs

Co-founder & CEO

Milena Hubert

Miléna Hubert

CFO

Courtney van Beek

Courtney van Beek

Head of Product

Britt Mauran

Britt Mauran

Head of Marketing

Ben Brown 2

Ben Brown

Head of Customer

Ash Gribben

Ashleigh Gribben

Head of Talent

Meet our board

Michael Falconer

Michael Falconer

Co-founder & Chairman

Juliet Maclean

Juliet Maclean

Co-founder & Director

Fallon Savery

Fallon Savery

Independent Director

Nick Fogarty

Nick Fogarty

Independent Director

Ryan Higgs

Ryan Higgs

Co-founder & Executive Director

Come work with us

We're always looking for people with unique skills

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