The Curio story

Curio has seen rapid international growth through the curiosity and creativity of our people.

Curio is an education consulting, learning design and development and platform services organisation established in 2015. We seek to bring together the creative and curious for human improvement, driven through the power of learning. 

Making the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Fast Starters list in 2018 and 2017, and the Financial Times top 10 fastest growing education companies in 2019, 2020 and 2021, Curio has grown to over 200 people in just five years. Our global presence includes offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Texas, and London, with emerging outposts in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Our timeline

2015 - Foundation

Our journey begins in Melbourne, whilst working with the management consulting firm Nous, David begins working on the Sessions platform.

Curio timeline
2015 - Fulltime
David starts working at Curio full time in October 2016. Academy (now Curio Faculty) is born and RMIT Online is one of the first clients.
2017 - Recognition
Finalists in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Fast starters 2017 list. Company grows.
2018 - Strategic opportunity
Learning experience design and development commences as new strategic offering.
2019 - New offices

Course Hub (formerly known as Palette) is created and the London office officially opens as well as the Sydney space.

2020 - Pandemic

Curio continues to grow and expand in the midst of the global pandemic. Start to integrate Curio faculty more into the broader Curio-verse.

2021 - Continual growth

Make the fastest growing companies in AsiaPac with the Financial Times. Launch of the Scaffold platform. Reach 200 Curions.

2022 - Secure seed funding

First Curio Ventures investment.

Our values

At Curio, our values form the backbone of our culture, drive our performance, and underpin our behaviour. They guide our actions and shape how we interact with clients, each other.


We are eager to know and understand. We constantly look for ways to innovate and work more effectively across our global team. Curio seeks to empathise with your context, goals and challenges, then finds new ways to help you.

Creative and resourceful

We pursue new approaches, ideas and technologies, and are passionate about overcoming obstacles. Together, we trust that we will see things through. Curio leverages our collective capabilities, experiences and resources to solve your challenges. We encourage entrepreneurial thinking and embrace new ideas.

Learn and grow

We actively seek feedback, reflect on it, and action it. That is how we learn and grow, individually and collectively. Curio searches for opportunities to share our learnings, just as we learn from working with you. 

Connect and collaborate

We love working together. We find new ways to work and develop together, as teams. We respect all contributions, recognising we will have a greater impact when we all contribute. Curio works with you to build a strong, long-lasting partnership.

Thriving organisation

We take responsibility for our actions and manage ourselves and our operations to ensure Curio’s long-term success and sustainability. Curio respects your time and investment through being effective, efficient and balanced in our work with you.

Meet our people