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Ian Gardiner

Advisor Sydney Area, Australia, AU

Startup business development lead for Aus/NZ at Amazon Web Services. Co-Founder, Innovation Bay and founder and ex-CEO, Viocorp.

Startup business development lead for Aus/NZ at Amazon Web Services. Co-Founder, Innovation Bay and founder and ex-CEO, Viocorp.

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Innovation Bay
Viocorp

Positions

Business Development - Start-up community, Australia and New Zealand Amazon Web Services June 2014 - present
Co-Founder Innovation Bay March 2003 - present
CEO and Founder Viocorp March 2002 - May 2014
Managing Director lastorders.com September 1999 - June 2001
Managing Director NewsBase June 1996 - September 1999

Education

University of Oxford 1989 - 1993
Glasgow Academy 1977 - 1988

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Sports
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Here's the "standard" bio...

Ian is a technology entrepreneur working to grow the start-up ecosystem in Australia and New Zealand as part of Amazon Web Services.

Previously Ian was the CEO and founder of Viocorp, a privately owned Australian company operating since 2002 with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Singapore. Viocorp provides corporate clients and brands with an easy to use platform to publish, manage and distribute video content. Viocorp also provides live and on demand webcasting and video content production services.

Ian has been running technology start-ups since 1997. He was the founding employee of newsbase.com, a successful news, analysis and business intelligence service from emerging markets. He also founded and ran lastorders.com in the UK.

Ian is the founder and a Director of Innovation Bay, a networking group which helps technology start-ups succeed. It runs Angel investment dinners and speaker events for entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives in the technology sector.

In November 2009 Ian won the NSW Pearcey award for ICT Entrepreneur of the Year. He is passionate about helping to create a better climate for Australian technology start-ups.

Ian holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Oxford where he also won two rowing blues in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. In his spare time he is a competitive cyclist, avid computer gamer, husband and father of two boys (not in that order).

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm pretty hands off. I offer advice borne of experience rather than command or lecture.
Prefer to see the team focused on product, customers and staff rather than just fundraising.

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Justin Jameson
CEO, Venture Consulting. Previously Partner, Spectrum Strategy Consultants.
Truly visionary - this man sees the future of video in both a corporate and sporting environment. He's also passionate about start ups and ... founders.

Justin Jameson
We worked together  •  CEO, Venture Consulting. Previously Partner, Spectrum Strategy Consultants.
Down to earth Approachable Affable Pragmatic Practical Experienced

Daniel Paronetto
They're my mentor  •  Founder - CEO, FanFuel. Previously Digital Designer, FutureBrand.
Dan has already demonstrated that he is a tenacious hustler. He's founded a business, received investment from Muru-D as part of their accel ... erator program, and worked hard and smart to make it work. He's highly personable too.