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Jamie Pride


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Jamie Pride is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist & author of Unicorn Tears: Why Startups Fail & How to Avoid it. Jamie is on a mission to make entrepreneurs, executives and enterprises failure proof.

As an entrepreneur, Jamie sold his first startup, Velteo, to New York–based System Integrator Bluewolf, and has founded over six technology startups. As an investor, he has raised more than $16 million in funding for startups via private and public markets, including completing an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015. He has more than 20 years’ experience with international technology and digital media organisations, including leading and senior positions with Deloitte Digital,, Red Hat, Veritas, and Cisco Systems.

Jamie is a sought-after public speaker and regularly comments on building resilience, overcoming failure, how to be successful at startups & small business, disruptive innovation and design thinking. He is the Managing Partner at an early-stage, social impact venture fund that seeks to invest in Australian companies looking to change the world. He is also the co-founder of The Founder Lab, an educational institution for entrepreneurs that seeks to build and support better founders. Jamie is the author of Unicorn Tears: Why Startups Fail & How To Avoid It - published by Wiley, February 2018.


Unicorn tears: why startups fail & how to avoid it
Takeaways Include:
learn the key reasons why startups & small business fail
understand why founders disproportionally impact the success or failure of their businesses
how to turn ideas into sustainable, profitable, business models
a structured approach to building a startup or small business from idea to product launch

Failure proof: building resiliency for success
Takeways Include:
turn failure into a tool for learning & growth
develop a team that can survive and thrive in highly competitive and stressful environments
understand why mental health and wellness is important for knowledge workers
learn that capacity is more important than capability

Shift happens: change the way your company thinks
Takeaways Include:
learn skills to help your organisation thrive in disruptive times
develop strong customer offerings by using human centred, design thinking skills
understand how to unlock the creative talent in your business
explore how "diversity of approach" can give you a competitive advantage


Jamie’s work at was nothing short of outstanding. He ran one of the most highly respected, profitable and internationally recognized brands in the online space. He has outstanding leadership skills, and builds amazing levels of trust and respect within his teams.

REA Group

Jamie is a tenacious, extremely knowledgeable, and highly professional executive who provides extraordinary vision and direction, absent of any construct or guidance. His ability to build and develop an outstanding team, and become a trusted advisor to Global 1000 clients was remarkable. He is also someone who you can rely upon for honest, candid feedback, delivered professionally and supported by facts and experience.


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