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.
Shareena Sandbrook with Frogparking
Frogparking makes solar-powered parking sensors, laser indoor sensors, & wireless parking guidance for cities & property owners who want efficient parking. It has custom mobile apps, dynamic signage, and cloud-based reporting and data software. (Use the app to find a park!) It has robust hardware, beautiful software, easy to understand data & analytics. Founded in Palmerston North, NZ, Frogparking also has offices in Canada, the USA, Australia & Europe.
Kathryn Topp with Yabble
Yabble's SaaS market research platform gives brands fast, easy access to high-quality consumer insights. Hey Yabble is an automated AI-powered insights generator & connects brands with over 62 million consumers globally. You can build your own surveys, run your own customer research communities & use dynamic reporting to create insights to drive your business. Yabble is changing the way brands and consumers interact to improve experiences & shape products of the future.
Craig Herbison from Plexure
Global brands use Plexure’s software to engage consumers on mobile devices and drive them to store with personalized offers and content, rewards programs, mobile order and payment. Through AI and machine learning, Plexure’s technology platform enables brands to deliver deep personalization at scale and pace in real-time. It now has over 270 million end users on its platform in over 60 countries. Plexure is listed on the NZX and ASX, with a market cap of around $100M.
Micah Gabriels from Mooven
Mooven cuts traffic delays during construction projects. Its data-backed insights show the real-time impacts of construction work on traffic congestion or noise pollution and show how to accelerate infrastructure delivery and minimise disruption. Its scalable, real-time software is running in the UK, Europe, Nth America, Australia & New Zealand, playing into what McKinsey defines as a US$57 trillion need for infrastructure investment over the next 10 years. www.mooven.io
Phil Thomson & Tom Batterbury with Auror
Auror is the platform for enterprise retailers focused on reducing loss, preventing crime, and improving store safety. It does this by streamlining the reporting process and connecting retailers and police with information through its crime management platform. This provides visibility over criminal activity: keeping staff and customers safe, saving time and money, and enabling better crime prevention.
Janine Grainger with Easy Crypto
Easy Crypto is a fast, easy, safe way to buy and sell cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tron and many more. It is New Zealand's largest cryptocurrency retailer, and is now operating in Australia, South Africa and Brazil, and planning to open in the Philippines later this year. Its mission is to make cryptocurrency accessible and understandable so that everyone can get involved in the crypto market.