Telmy, small Melbourne-based start-up purchased by US Giant Schlesinger Group

On Friday it was announced that Schlesinger Group, a leading international data and research services company, has acquired Melbourne-based start-up Telmy.

Telmy is part of a new wave of ResTech (research technology) that is dramatically changing the way people think about research and market testing for the better.

Telmy was created by Melbourne based Bianca Plunkett La Serra and Peter Treloar, research professionals who identified a gap in the market and knew it needed to be filled.

“Telmy was created to connect people who want to share an opinion with any business who needs to hear it. Customer insights should be accessible to everyone – from start-ups through to large, established firms – regardless of their level of skill or experience with research.” said founder Peter Treloar.

“This is what makes us unique in the research space. Our mission is to make it simple for any business to gain insights through real conversations.” says founder Bianca Plunkett La Serra.

“We are beyond thrilled to be joining the Schlesinger Group – recognised global leaders in bringing digital solutions to the research space. This brings incredible value to our clients and allows us to share our platform with a global audience.”

Telmy provides a self-service platform for researchers to organise and manage their qualitative research projects in a simple, fast and cost-effective way. The intelligent platform is designed to take the stress out of running research projects, ensuring high quality outcomes for any user.

It also provides a fun, user-friendly participant experience to ensure engaged participants every time, and to encourage more people in the community to get involved.

Steve Schlesinger, CEO of Schlesinger Group, said “The addition of Telmy to our Group supports our strategy to deliver new, intelligent solutions that elevate qualitative research, ensuring it remains a valued tool in connecting human answers to business questions.”

This announcement follows Telmy’s expansion into New Zealand in 2020, and continued growth since launch in 2018/19.