Andrew Barnes
Advice

Go1’s Andrew Barnes says incubators are not the ‘silver bullet’ startup founders hope they’ll be

- August 25, 2021 4 MIN READ

Startup incubators have their value but they aren’t a “silver bullet”, the CEO and founder of recently anointed Australian unicorn Go1 has warned as the six-year-old company gets ready to invest its newly acquired $272m ($US200m) VC windfall. The success of the newly-minted unicorn wasn’t always assured, CEO and founder Andrew Barnes told a recent ‘Ask Me… Read more »

Andrew Barnes
Funding

Edtech Go1 turns unicorn with a massive $273 million series D led by SoftBank

- July 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based online corporate training marketplace Go1 is Australia’s newest unicorn startup after raising a whopping US$200 million (A$273m) series D. Japanese investment powerhouse SoftBank’s Vision 2 fund led the round, announced less than a fortnight after it backed another Brisbane startup, Skedulo’s $100 million raise. Others investors in the latest Go1 round include AirTree Ventures… Read more »

mental health
Advice

Why founders must lead the way in mental health

- October 25, 2018 3 MIN READ

The importance of the physical and mental health of founders and entrepreneurs has not had a lot of traction until now, but if Australia is to have the innovation-led economy we often hear about this has to change.