Jamie Pride is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and 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 realestate.com.au and senior positions with Deloitte Digital, salesforce.com, 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.