Category: Leadership & People
Diajeng Lestari and Zaky on Growing an Indonesian Startup
E-commerce is changing consumer habits, and online shops are sprouting all over the world, giving these businesses access to a broader market.At the SydStart 2015 Fireside Chat, Freelancer.com Sr. Vice President for Growth Willix Halim spoke with the CEOs behind two of Indonesia’s leading e-commerce platforms. They discussed about Indonesian startups and enumerated growth hacking strategies behind their huge success.
Mark Bouris on the Fundamentals of Success
“Never underestimate who you are closing a deal with. I did, and learned my lesson”Taking a break from UberPITCHES to go on the SydStart stage, Mark Bouris -- founder of Wizard Home Loans, and current chairman of Yellow Brick Road -- talked about how it all started. In 1999, after he founded Wizard Home Loans, he sought capital and approached the late media tycoon Kerry Packer. He went to Kerry’s office, presented his startup, and walked away with his much-needed capital, but not before facing Kerry’s difficult and eye-opening three questions.
Ainun Najib on Independence Through Coding
In what ways can coders and tech people help improve a nation?Code4Nation, a group founded by Ainun Najib, proved that they can do phenomenal things for the betterment of their country. Ainun shared stories of their projects in a fireside chat with Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie at SydStart 2015.
Leadership & People| 9 min read
Matt Barrie on How to Not Get Screwed in Venture Financing
"A friendly Venture Capitalist is not the solution to your problems. You are the solution to your problems."“Where do you think the best place it is to raise money?a) Friends, Fools and Familyb) Angel Investorsc) Venture Capitalists or,d) Stock ExchangeIf you think it was a trick question. It was.
Leadership & People| 6 min read
Phil Morle of Pollenizer on Lean Startup Thinking
Phil Morle, co-founder and CEO of startup incubator Pollenizer, started his Sydstart workshop by explaining, "Today I'm going to talk about how I think about getting massive – which we all want to do when we're in a startup – and how you do that in a more systematic, predictable, less uncertain way using lean startup.