105. Simon Anderson – Notis & Swayz

Australia’s number 1 startup podcast talks with Simon Anderson, CEO and founder of Notis (student engagement platform for schools) and Swayz (prompts friends and family to share video content for you).

With Notis, established in 2013 in Perth, Simon has raised US$1M over 10 years and is aiming to have a thousand US schools on board in 2023. Simon raised his first $5K thanks to Curtin Accelerate in Perth, then US$350K in an angel round, sold up in Australia everything, moved to Canada, while his kids were young. He’s now back in Perth.

Meanwhile, his new startup baby is Swayz, a social media engagement app, which was launched a few months ago.

“… If you realise that you have time on your side, regarding that it’s going to take a long time. You’ve got time, you’re young, so do something every day… do that one thing, and it will add up.” ~ Simon Anderson.

For more: https://notis.com and https://www.swayz.app

Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Tekkon.

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