Scott Farquhar, Atlassian at Business of Software 2010: From Bootstrap to $60m. What I’ve learnt.

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Summary

Atlassian has been a successful software bootstrap, right up until we took $60m funding from Accel Partners in July 2010. Scott packs some of what he’s learnt about running a software company into thirty minutes. You’ll hear about how to pick a business model, how to get free marketing, how we hired 32 people in 6 months, and how we built a workplace that has won numerous HR awards.

Bio

Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian, an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company. Atlassian produces tools that help technical and business teams collaborate, plan projects and build software. Based in Australia, Atlassian currently has over 17,000 enterprise customers around the globe and has been named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine.

Scott was awarded the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’ in 2004. In 2006 Scott was the youngest person to ever be awarded ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst & Young.

Scott loves encouraging budding entrepreneurs as well as speaking to many university groups.

 

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