Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia TechnologyOne is a leading enterprise software solutions provider with a fully integrated “Connected Intelligence” suite of products that places it well ahead of its competitors.
In this session of Metarand Unplugged we talk with Adrian Di Marco, the Founder and Executive Chairman of this ASX-listed company.
Adrian has played a major role in building and supporting the Australian information and communications industry, both through his roles on industry bodies and as an investor in early stage ventures. He talks candidly about the Australian government’s paucity of support for this all important industry.
He sits at the helm of one of Australia’s most successful software companies and is clearly passionate about the space and about creating the right kind of framework and ecosystem in the country that will enable it to achieve benefits for years to come.
His thoughts are not only very pertinent to Australia, but also to any other country and group of entrepreneurs faced with a similar situation.
Based in Sunnyvale, California, instructional video company Graspr has raised a $2.5M round of funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and a number of angel investors.
In this edition of Metarand Unplugged Teresa Phillips, Graspr’s CEO talks about the space and the steps she went through to get this capital infusion, which will be used to build out their syndication platform.
Metarand unplugs with Josh Steinitz, CEO of San Francisco-based NileGuide.
Josh talks about their vision of being the world’s first truly interactive travel guidebook. A vision which involves collating a lot of moving parts and simplifying the complex workflow which travellers face when planning, booking and mobilizing their trips.
It’s a great show and well worth the time to hear his thoughts on both moving away from the human integrator approach to travel organization as well as how NileGuide fits into the social media puzzle.
In this session of Metarand Unplugged, we talk with the CEO of Geneva based coComment, Matthew Colebourne.
As an aggregator of millions of comments across the web, Matt has a good understanding of how brands are beginning to grok that markets are conversations and that there is a huge opportunity to build deeper brand engagement through conversations.
Following on from our Metarand Unplugged session with recent Y Combinator graduate, Omnisio, here is an interview of YC’s founder, Paul Graham.
The comment I love the most: in asking for a median 6% equity from participants in the YC program, founders should grok that this effectively means Paul and the team have given quid pro quo by achieving a 6.4% improvement in a participant venture.
I’d imagine that this point is reached by the end of the first day of the program!