The past 12 months have proved to be a coming of age for Australian tech.
While Australia has always produced a steady stream of entrepreneurs and innovators with a global profile, the Nasdaq listing last December of Atlassian – now a $US6 billion company having been founded 14 years ago in Sydney on a $10,000 credit card – has redefined the limits of what’s possible for domestic tech companies. Innovation and technology have shifted to the heart of the economic policy agenda, and there is a clear recognition among policymakers and investors that Australia needs a strong technology ecosystem to compete in the modern global economy.
We’ve sorted through Australia’s leading technology figures to bring you this list of the coolest people working in the sector.
We looked at who’s done cool and interesting things over the past year, whether it be raising money, being acquired, setting a vision, leading an investment round, building or reaching a new market, or delivering on a strategy.
This list includes startup CEOs, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and venture capitalists.
Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments — we want to know about them.
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