Australian billionaires have collectively pledged at least $US54 million to wildfire relief efforts, Business Insider estimates. The largest single private donation has been from Andrew Forrest, who donated $US48 million to the cause. To put that number into perspective, one social-media influencer said she was able to raise $US700,000 for […]
Australian jobs platform Work180 has raised $2.2 million to fund its expansion to the UK. The funding round was led by Skip Capital, the private investment fund of Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar and partner Kim Jackson, and saw venture capital players Investible and Giant Leap invest $500,000 each, Business Insider […]
Atlassian co-founder and co-chief executive Scott Farquhar repeats claim encryption laws place tech industry in a chokehold. The tech star calls for government to keep its promise and review legislation. “At a time when the the industry is trying to create jobs for the future, this poorly written law is […]
It’s been nearly three years since Australia’s most successful tech company, Atlassian, made its debut on the Nasdaq. For the most part, it’s been a stellar run to-date for its co-founders, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes: Just yesterday, that run saw the pair took out the equal top two spots […]
Atlassian’s President Jay Simons has spoken about what it was like to be starting up as the GFC kicked in. As 638,000 Australian businesses folded, Atlassian chose to go on a spending spree. The company announced a new $US295 million acquisition at last week’s Atlassian Summit 18. Tech industry history […]
The NSW government has announced it will establish a new technology industry hub in Sydney, at the south end of the city. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian envisions it as Australia’s version of Silicon Valley, and is looking for a name for the new zone. Global tech giant Atlassian will work […]
Scott Farquhar’s staff at Atlassian remind him he isn’t the smartest person in the room. Today’s teams need an open way of working and a transparent ﬂow of information. Creative conﬂict can tap into the creative genius of the entire team. Atlassian, the high tech giant built its collaboration tools […]
Co-founders of Atlassian Michael Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have joined the list of the world’s 500 richest people after their company’s stock soared on Friday. Having raised their fortunes by $A1.4 billion this year already, they’re both now worth $A5.2 billion each, making them the 499th and 500th richest people […]
Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar believes any chance that the Australian Technology Park can become a tech hub is gone, after the New South Wales government announced yesterday it was selling the 14 hectare site to a consortium led by developer Mirvac and the Commonwealth Bank in a deal worth $263 […]
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