Sometimes it feels really difficult when you’re up against an incumbent industry and you feel like you’re moving uphill to create change. We recognise that it’s those challenges that make the news we are sharing today even sweeter.
We’re stoked to share with you that the Victorian Government has named us Victorian Start-up of the Year.
For us, this recognition of being a leader in Victoria’s innovative start-up sector is a huge testament to the trust and confidence placed in Amber by our brilliant customers. Thank you for embracing a chance to do energy differently.
You’re the ones who saw the advantages of our wholesale electricity model that rewards Aussies for using more energy when it’s greener and cheaper, and less when it’s expensive and dirty. You’re the legends who are driving Australia faster towards a renewable future - and you’re doing it every time you throw on a load of laundry when renewables are flooding the grid. Nice one.
We also want to express our gratitude to our amazing team for their hard work that helped us get here. While we’ve grown a lot since we rolled out our first pilot offer to customers in 2018 (there's 56 of us as of today!), we haven’t compromised one drop of our culture, thanks to you. We’re stoked to have the purpose-driven, smart, creative and caring bunch of people behind our mission that we have today - and we can’t wait to see who will join us in 2022 and beyond.
Looking ahead, our mission is and will continue to be, shifting Australia to 100% renewable energy as fast as we can. If you’re inspired by the idea of working for a company on a mission - check out our open roles. We’d love to hear from you.
Amber was selected as Start-up of the Year by a panel of expert judges based on our progress over the last 12 months, including onboarding thousands of customers, growing our team to over 50 staff and raising significant capital through our Series A and Series B funding rounds. Huge thanks to Governor Linda Dessau AC and the award’s judges, and congratulations to the other finalists and winners in the other award categories.
Chris and Dan, Amber co-founders and co-CEOs.