“THERE’S NO MAGIC BULLET, WE’VE JUST HAD TO DIVE IN,” SAYS THE CEO OF GLOBAL EDUTECH STARTUP GO1

Just as Spotify and Apple have transformed the way people listen to music, Brisbane-based entrepreneur Andrew Barnes envisions his edutech startup GO1 as the way forward for corporate training.  

Since launching in 2015, GO1 has amassed over 500,000 users for its SaaS platform, which enables companies, across all sectors, to find, book and track staff training for the purposes of onboarding, compliance and professional development. With customers on every continent (except Antarctica), the startup has seen its workforce balloon to over 75 people, spread across offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh, San Francisco and working remotely in South Africa and the UK.

In addition to being backed by Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter, Tank Stream Ventures and Blue Sky Ventures to the tune of $4 million, it boasts Seek, The Brisbane Lions, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Foxtel and Oxford University amongst its customers.

Barnes, who co-founded GO1 with Vu Tran, Chris Eigeland and Chris Hood, caught up with Dynamic Business to discuss the genesis of his startup and the strategies that have underpinned its growth. Read more

James Harkness – Dynamic Business – 7 Sep 2017