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Atlassian valued at US$5.8 billion after blockbuster first day on the NASDAQ

- December 11, 2015 2 MIN READ

It’s finally happened: after months of speculation, Atlassian has gone public. The startup listed on the NASDAQ for US$21 a share, raising $440 million and closing its first day of trading with shares up by more than 32 percent at $27.78 after hitting a high of $28.05. The closing price left the startup valued at $5.8 billion, up from the company’s valuation of $3.3 billion earlier this year.

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Mike Cannon-Brookes is the Beyonce of tech events

- March 30, 2015 5 MIN READ

Do you remember that Beyonce Superbowl Halftime Show where she killed it so hard that she literally broke the power in the New Orleans Superdome, leaving tens of thousands of football fans in the dark for the 17 minutes following her kick-ass performance. That is the closest thing I have to compare Mike Cannon-Brookes’ panel presentation at Slattery IT’s Rewind/FastForward event this past Wednesday. Mike is the Beyonce of tech events.