Jenny Morel interviews entrepreneurs building tech & other high growth companies going global from New Zealand and Australia.
Growing businesses is hard work. Everyone has setbacks. The entrepreneurs who grow companies are a relentlessly positive group of people: they are going to succeed no matter what. They are risk-takers, they work crazy hours, they are obsessive. Much of the time they are embattled. Every now and then there is a wonderful breakthrough. These podcasts share with you some of these stories - the excitement and the challenges of building businesses. And they show the wonderful variety of exciting new businesses being built from Australia and New Zealand.
At the MORGO annual retreats, these people building tech and other high growth companies going global get together to share experiences and learn from each other. They’re an annual re-charge. See www.morgo.co.
Milan Cooper with First AML
Milan is the CEO & a co-founder of First AML, which streamlines the entire anti-money laundering (AML) onboarding and compliance process. The company was founded in 2017. In 2021 it was named by LinkedIn as one of NZ’s top 10 start-ups, tripling its headcount that year to 75. It now has 160 people. Its cloud-based know-your-customer (KYC) passport allows complex entities to share their verification across multiple companies & geographies.
David Leach with Cin7
Cin7 was started by Danny Ing in 2012 to provide connected inventory and a point-of-sale system for small & medium businesses who sell through multiple channels. In 2019, the company received significant investment from a US PE firm and David joined as CEO to scale the company into the world. At that time the company had 140 employees in Auckland and 1,800 customers. Now the company is approaching 400 staff around the world and has more than 8,000 customers.
Mike Carden with Joyous
Mike is a founder & co-CEO of Joyous, an enterprise conversation app. Joyous is designed to make everyone feel comfortable talking about work, encouraging feedback to drive positive changes at every level of the organisation - from individuals up. Joyous unlocks authentic conversations for teams: building a sense of belonging, boosting engagement, retention and eNPS. It gathers the expertise of your team, identifies actionable themes, and solves critical challenges.
Christopher Boyle with Fabrum
Christopher leads Fabrum, a precision engineering company in Christchurch which has developed world-leading cryogenic technology. The AFCryocooler technology was chosen by NASA for use on the MARS Lander. And the America’s Cup team went to Fabrum to develop the technology for hydrogen powered foiling chase boats, which Fabrum developed in 5 weeks. Fabrum is driven by developing technological excellence whilst leaving the lightest footprint possible on the earth.
Richard Wyles with Totara Learning Solutions
Richard is the CEO & co-founder of Totara whose learning and talent management platform is used by organisations across many sectors, governments & not-for-profits throughout the world. Totara leverages open code to enable more flexibility for the customer and deliver better value. The objective is to lower barriers to using enterprise-level learning technologies and unlock new innovation potential.
Tim Pointer with Reason & Rescue Metrics
Reason is a digital marketing agency that helps ambitious businesses around the world re-imagine and realise their opportunity for growth through digital. It charges on how well it performs, not on how much is spent. As a result, it is one of Asia Pacific's fastest-growing digital companies. Two years ago it spun out a SaaS company, Rescue Metrics, to give clients full visibility over conversion analytics.