Explorate's 2023 Highlight Reel


2023 was a rollercoaster. So, In the spirit of finishing the year strong, we’re revisiting the high points in this year's journey.

From milestones in our talented team, to innovations in our product,  and the powerful collaborations that shaped our journey – it's been a year of remarkable progress. 

Quick Stats.

Despite unprecedented supply-side challenges placing pressure on the margins of many businesses, Explorate still continued to achieve substantial growth in key metrics. 

  • Our headcount grew while maintaining gender parity.
  • We expanded our footprint to Western Australia, with boots on the ground in Perth. 
  • We released over 103 new software features in 2023. 


This upward trajectory didn't slip under the radar; in fact, in 2023 we witnessed one of our most successful award seasons yet!

Here’s the recap incase you missed it: 

  1. Young Entrepreneur Awards: Digital Disruptor Award.
  2. Young Entrepreneur Awards: Trailblazer Award.
  3. Deloitte Tech Fast 50: #29.
  4. Lord Mayor's Business Awards ANZ High-growth finalist.
  5. ASCLA  Supply Chain Management category finalist.
  6. Australian Financial Reviews Digital Transformation Leader List.

This recognition is about so much more than trophies or gala events; it's a celebration of the stories, solutions, and sweat that paved our path to this success.

To get a glimpse behind the scenes into the makings of an award-winning 2023, check out our previous blog.

Taking Care of Our Customers.

However, these accolades serve as a complement to the real reward: the positive impact we make on our customers. From ASX listed brands to growing Australian businesses, we love to hear how  our integrated global logistics service and custom platform meet their specific needs.

Taking Care of Our Own.

To deliver world-service, we need our team to have a world-class environment. We know that culture is more than a casual dress code and the occasional after work event. That’s why we have our talented business operations team who ignites our team's culture through company wide events, sports and learning and development. 

Charity & Sustainability Panel.

One of our key initiatives was the establishment of panels to champion sustainability and charity projects in the business. This panel comprises of passionate individuals who consistently generate innovative ideas, driving our initiatives forward with proactive and impactful strategies.

A few standout achievements from these initiatives include:

  • We filled over 46 bags with essential items for Women doing it tough through Share the Dignity.
  • Our team raised over $1.6k  and completed over 25,000 push ups for the Push for Better Campaign.
  • A small but mighty team of Explorators paired up with Ocean City Labs to pick up plastic pollution at our beach cleanup.

As we make strides towards being BCorp certified and Trusted Trader accredited, we're actively sharing our journey's insights to support our customers in their own sustainability and accreditation efforts.

Team Events.

Although we connect daily on Slack and in Google Meets, there's nothing quite like coming together in person to reflect on how far we've come. And, to make the celebrations even more memorable, we upped the ante with a killer YOT Club cruise down the Brisbane River. 

We also continued our Fifth Friday Fun Day Explorate tradition, where we use the last Friday of a 5 week month to foster camaraderie and have some much-needed fun. Our crew celebrated with bonding activities like escape rooms and team lunches.

To Our Customers: Thank You.

It's been a big year in every sense of the word, and we feel privileged to have been able to stand alongside your business as we say goodbye to 2023 and welcome the new year. Your support has played a vital role in our growth and success as a company, and we can't wait to tackle the challenges and opportunities of 2024 together.

We can't say too much about the projects in the works, but take our word for it - next year is going to be another pivotal one.

Eager to be part of our story? Reach out and start your journey with us in 2024!


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