I work hands-on with the founders of early-stage startups and new product development teams within the enterprise. I coach high potential individuals on lean startup skills, team dynamics, product management, pricing, sales, brand experience, growth marketing, capital raising and content. I’m particularly known for my pitch coaching results.
To do this, I draw on hands-on experience founding and co-founding web and mobile startups since 1995, as well as experience as a seed-stage investor, and in senior management roles in larger organisations including Yahoo!, News Digital Media and Microsoft.
I have advised and invested directly in new Australian startups and through BlueChilli, Blackbird Ventures, Startmate, and Pollenizer Ventures. Now one of Australia’s best technical cofounders Emily Rich and I are raising capital for our first fund as M8 Ventures, a pre-seed-specialist fund, focused on finding and guiding world-class product and technical teams from Australia and New Zealand.
I'm interested in developing entrepreneurship skills in refugees, migrants, youth and mid-career professionals, improving diversity and inclusion in tech, renewable energy, transport, smart cities, wearable technology, drones, AI and machine learning.
Please read this blog post before reaching out to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://medium.com/@bigyahu/are-you-building-the-value-of-linkedins-business-or-your-own-105258f3ad38
5 February, 2020 • 100 people in the audience
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