Ended on October 31st 2017
The authors of this publication have started or been associated with the creation of more than ten successful businesses in IT, Fintech, Manufacturing, Publishing, Digital Platforms and On-line Services, all have commenced with a single idea and evolved into multi-million dollar enterprises.
We have experienced what it takes to raise funds, build teams and commercialise our ideas through to the point of exits by trade sales and IPOs.
1979 Co-Creator tof the world’s first Laptop Computer, the Dumont Magnum which in 1983/4 had sales of more than $20 million before a trade buyout took place. An original production model is held at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum.
1987 Co-Founder of what is now known as the FPA (Financial Planning Association of Australia).
1991/97 Self-published three business manuals
1999 Founder of SmartSalary Ltd, now known as the SmartGroup with a capitalisation of close to $1 billion
2000 we were associated with the commencement of a digital platform built to manage Employee Shares for Australia’s top companies. This company is now a multi billion-dollar company known as Computershare.
2002 Co-Founder Fintech venture (PBI Benefit Solutions Pty Ltd) which redesigned a MasterCard and a Visa Card for Westpac to deliver employee benefits to the 1.2 million eligible Australian employees. After 10 years and a consistent EBIT exceeding 90% this company was sold to SmartSalary Ltd.
2015 Co-Founder of an award winning communications technology venture (IoL Technologies Pty Ltd) that is establishing a communication platform embedded in LED lighting.
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