Smart Company: Nexba Makes Hot 30 Under 30 List!

by Drew B

We're excited to share that Nexba hit a massive milestone today! Our co-founders Troy Douglas and Drew Bilbe have been named on the Smart Company 2015 Hot 30 Under 30 List!

Check out the full list and write up on the Nexba boys here.

Troy Douglas and Drew Bilbe
Company: Nexba
Age: 25 and 28

Having no experience in the fast-moving consumer goods market was no barrier to Troy Douglas and Drew Bilbe in establishing Nexba.

The pair spotted an opportunity for growth in the iced tea sector in the Australian beverages market and now Nexba is stocked in Coles and projects turnover of $9 million for this financial year.

Douglas says the secret to their success has been reaching out to “quality people” in the industry and learning from their experience.

“The advantage [of being young] is the ability to be open to new things,” he says.

“A lot of our partners and key accounts enjoy being part of our story as the beverage market is made up of a few multinationals and there are not many new entrants.”

Douglas says other prospective entrepreneurs should just do it.

“Start your business now, there’s no time like the present,” he says.

Drew B
Drew B