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Bricks + Agent selected as one of 50 companies for Startup Grind's 2019 global class of startups program


Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2019 – Bricks + Agent has been selected by Startup Grind, powered by Google for Startups, as one of the top 60 startups inducted into the 2019 Global Class of Startups Program. Additionally, Bricks + Agent will be a featured startup for the 2019 Startup Grind Global Conference held February 12th through February 13th in Redwood City,

Bricks + Agent co-founder, Rafael Niesten said being selected to take part in the Startup Grind is a wonderful opportunity, and being one of ten startups selected to join the growth accelerator program allows us to showcase the platform to international audiences, executives and investors.

‘We continue to integrate with leading real estate agencies, facility management and accounting management applications to bring our customers fast, seamless and transparent experiences with the platform.  

In July, Bricks + Agent co-founders presented the property maintenance solution to investors on the Shark Tank AU series, a production aired by Ten Network in Australia.

About Bricks + Agent

Bricks + Agent is an Australian proptech startup that works closely with businesses, corporations and private clients throughout Australia and internationally. Bricks + Agent set out to make sure all parties to property maintenance could not only be connected to each other using mobility, transparency + visibility, but that they all have the tools and technology that would give them the best result.

Founded in December 2016 and based in Melbourne and Sydney Australia, Bricks + Agent is a cloud based solution delivering value to all stakeholders in the property maintenance space.

About Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 2,000,000 founders in more than 500 chapters globally. Founded in Silicon Valley, we nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations such as Google for Startups. Our local monthly events feature successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Startup Grind also hosts two flagship conferences annually — the Global Conference and Europe Conference. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Learn more at

Bricks + Agent Media Contact:

Lucy Fitzhenry

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Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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