We're building the digital assistant for your home.

Imagine if you could get anything you need for your home at the tap of a button, performed by the best possible person, for the fairest price, immediately. That’s what we’re building at :Different. Our vision is to create your home assistant, tackling the trillion-dollar home services market around the world.

We are:

  • A Sydney-based product company with true Silicon Valley DNA
  • Founded by ex leaders from Uber and Google
  • Backed by a multinational (CommBank), with $25 million series B
  • Building the "digital assistant for the home"
  • Using a modern stack: NodeJS, ReactJS, AWS, GraphQL, Terraform
  • With a great engineering culture
  • And best practices(agile, unit tests, CI/CD, IaC, code reviews etc.)
  • Where every employee gets company shares + a competitive salary pegged to AUD
  • And rapid career growth opportunities for high performers

Meet the team

Our engineering leadership hails from Uber, ThoughtWorks and Sysco LABS.

Mina Radhakrishnan


Before :Different, Mina was the Global Head of Product at Uber, having started as employee 20. Her previous stints include Google and Goldman Sachs. She's an advisor to multiple startups. Mina's also had a number of senior roles in technology, including as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Redpoint Ventures.Mina has a Computer Science degree from Cornell University. When not working, you'll probably find her practicing yoga, or tweeting on @minarad. And as a former competitive scrabble champ - if you ever need help with a crossword, she's your woman!

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Hasitha Liyanage

Global VP of Engineering

Before :Different, Hasitha was VP of Engineering at Sysco LABS, where he led the team that developed Sysco's new e-commerce experience. His previous stints include LSEG Technology, where he led the team that developed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Central Gateway. He also spent some time in the non-profit sector, working with the ILO in digitizing the labor law compliance system of the Philippines.Hasitha has a Computer Science and Engineering degree from the University of Moratuwa. He is a lifelong science fiction fan and amateur writer.

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Shishir Das


Shishir is :Different's technology visionary.He is a six year veteran of ThoughtWorks, with deep expertise in a wide range of technologies and practices including Rails, Java, JavaScript, AWS, ASP.net, Node.js, Vue.js, Terraform, continuous integration and delivery and microservice architecture. His other stints include Siteminder and Persistent Systems.Shishir holds a Masters degree in Information Technology from the South Gujarat University. He is an avid ski enthusiast and never misses his annual visit to Perisher Valley. When he is not skiing, he spends his free time on tennis courts.

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