Category Archives: Entrepreneurs Back

A lesson about self awareness from PagerDuty cofounder Alex Solomon

Before launching  IT operations management platform PagerDuty with his cofounders in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon. The time he spent there, and in particular the projects he worked on and the specific challenges associated with them, would eventually lead to the creation of PagerDuty, a startup … Read more

One Melbourne entrepreneur’s mission to clean up the world’s oceans

LUDOVIC Grosjean, founder of Melbourne-based startup OceanXGroup, wants to solve the problem of polluted waterways and oceans. Grosjean’s mission is to clean up the world’s waterways with drone technology and, with his unique background as an engineer and oceanographer, he’s well placed to tackle the problem. “Ocean pollution is major. If you look at the … Read more

Dunedin startup CodeLingo raises NZ$540,000 from Reinventure and Right Click Capital

Dunedin startup CodeLingo has raised NZ$540,000 ($494,000) in seed funding from Australian venture capital firms Right Click Capital and Reinventure. The funding will go towards further development of the startup’s tech, expanding its team, and scaling its business operations. Founded in 2016, CodeLingo looks to address the problem of technical debt by enabling software development teams to … Read more

The startup way : how entrepreneurial management transforms culture and drives growth (book)

Author: Eric Ries The Startup Way reveals how organisations of all sizes can harness startup techniques to drive growth. In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries created a global movement. Concepts like constant iteration, minimal viable products (MVPs), and pivoting have changed the language of business. Now he turns his attention to companies and organizations of … Read more

Disciplined entrepreneurship : 24 steps to a successful startup (book)

Author: Bill Aulet, illustrated by Marius Ursache This book will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative … Read more

A startup aims to help the 18 million US men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction pay attention to their ‘check-engine light’

Roman, a men’s-health startup, connects men with doctors who can prescribe erectile-dysfunction medication. The hope is that by making the medication more easily accessible, men will start interacting with doctors more frequently than they already do. Erectile dysfunction, Roman CEO Zachariah Reitano said, is a good “check-engine light” for other health conditions a man might … Read more