News and milestones

All newsMajor milestones

November 15, 2021

Rational Games

We're delighted to announce that conflict resolution specialists (amongst other things), Rational Games, has joined the 123+ family as a partner network organisation to help create a world that fair, safe, and just for LGBTIQ+ communities.

Rational Games

November 5, 2021

Good Design Awards 2021

Winning a 2021 Good Design Award for our project co-designed with and for elder Australians to reduce social isolation, Dovetail.

Good Design Awards 2021

September 14, 2021

BDO New Zealand Values

Starting an exciting new project with BDO New Zealand to overhaul their company values through a co-design process that aims to include all staff across the country.

BDO New Zealand Values

August 25, 2021

Toby

Getting into lockdown baking with Toby the GF, double chocolate wombat with peppermint fudge square poo, sugar glass water, and cookie landscape.

Toby

August 11, 2021

Wellsaid

Creating a new hub of workplace mental health research and resources for MATES in Construction.

Wellsaid

July 18, 2021

spur: cookbook

Launching the spur: cookbook—a celebration of the people most important to us and the recipes most important to them.

spur: cookbook

July 11, 2021

Mansfield Shire Vision 2040

Helping to co-design Mansfield Shire's Community Vision 2040.

Mansfield Shire Vision 2040

June 27, 2021

Fairer Victoria

Working with Fairer Victoria to develop an LGBTIQ+ outcomes and evaluation approach 🌈

Fairer Victoria

June 20, 2021

New Brisbane office

Settling into our new Brisbane HQ in West End, rainbows included.

New Brisbane office

April 28, 2021

Bolter

Winning a $50k startup grant from Bolter to help us launch our latest mental health platform, Toucan.

Bolter

March 24, 2021

Good work

Working with a government body to understand how to help workers return work after injury sooner.

Good work

March 4, 2021

Trisha Rwagaju

Welcoming the newest strategist to the spur: family, Trisha Rwagaju.

Trisha Rwagaju

February 19, 2021

Zinger

Welcoming our newest good boy - Zinger!

Zinger

January 18, 2021

Medical research

Working with our heart-warming friends at The Common Good on donor behaviour strategies to further fund important medical research.

Medical research

January 6, 2021

Sunshine Coast

Soaking up all things travel, behaviour, and design for a brand engagement project with Sunshine Coast Council.

Sunshine Coast

November 27, 2020

#OLDMATE Report

Releasing new research into the impact of COVID-19 on elder Australians and how the pandemic and associated restrictions  have increased feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

#OLDMATE Report

November 26, 2020

UNLEASH Hacks · Australia

Recovering from hosting the UNLEASH Australia Hack for the SDGs, focusing on social isolation and loneliness. Well done to all the teams!

UNLEASH Hacks · Australia

September 29, 2020

Kai

Welcoming the latest visionary to the spur: team: Kai, a seeing eye dog in training who'll be living with us for the next few months preparing for his important job ahead.

Kai

September 15, 2020

VRGF

Co-Director Lee Crockford is Joining the board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to help reduce harm associated with gambling.

VRGF

September 8, 2020

Good Design Award

Winning a 2020 Good Design Award for our project to reduce social isolation, #OLDMATE.

Good Design Award
January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
June 2016
Adam catches wind of Dan’s early success and slides into his DM offering help. Dan politely accepts.
August 2017
After collectively failing a number of business ventures, Dan and Adam finally have their first break. Together they build Lumio with a team of 7 other legends.

Lumio, previously called Foenix, was a social media analytics company that helped brands like Audi, David Jones and Red Balloon source legitimate influencers for social media campaigns.

“We were essentially the Instagram police and called out fake influencers left, right and centre. It was fun and all, but there is only so many bikini chicks you can look at on Instagram before you start losing your mind.”

Dan, Co-founder and CEO of Lumio

April 2018
Lumio gets acquired by German company, Influencer DB. Yeww! 🎉

“After this, we both took up golf on during the week and started eating fancy dinners at the local Country Club... Ha. This is not what happened at all. We suck at golf and love eating Guzman Y Gomez.”

Adam, Co-founder of Lumio

June 2018
Dan is shipped off to work with ze Germans as Head of Product at Influencer DB.

Adam decides to stay in Sydney and cut his teeth as a Product Designer with one of Sydney's leading design studios.

Whilst in Germany, Dan worked with with brands such as Daniel Wellington and BMW - Ja!

Adam worked with clients like Vodafone, TAFE NSW, Adobe and also won the 'Good Design Australia' award for his work on the Seatfrog website.

November 2019
After spending time apart, Dan and Adam begin to plan their next moves and rekindle their business partnership.

The name "Relume" is born.

relume

verb

[ri-loom]
To relight or rekindle (a light, flame, etc.)

January 2020
Dan moves back to Sydney to join a Global startup incubator called Antler. He convinces Adam to join him.
April 2020
🚀 relume launches
For various reasons, Dan and Adam decide to turn down a $100,000 investment from Antler and start their own business venture, without taking outside investment.

To do this they would have to build a company that would be profitable in its first year. Not the next Uber of *insert clever idea*.

June 2020
After building 11 websites on Webflow in under 6 weeks as a way to test a number of business ideas, Dan and Adam decide to stick to what they know best and launch Relume - a company that designs and builds beautiful Webflow websites.

“Relume was an opportunity for us to build a profitable business, not a startup that bleeds cash, whilst doing what we love to do. It also allows us to learn about all types of businesses and the problems they deal with. These are all opportunities that we could potentially solve for in the future. For now, our goal is simple, we want to build a kickass business which means we really want our customers and the Webflow community to succeed too.”

Dan, Co-founder of Relume