109. Dan Dawson – Paperly

Danelle Cross (Curtin Uni) and Chris Tan (Spacecubed) talk with Dan Dawson, founder and director of edtech startup Paperly.

Originally from New Zealand, Dan saw the need to reduce paper-based bureaucratic systems in schools. Coding 7 hours a night while holding down a full-time job, he was selected to join the Plus Eight Tech Accelerator in Perth in 2022.

This year, the newly established early-stage VC fund Purpose Ventures invested in the business, and his goal is to get Paperly into 10,000 schools.

“…It’s one thing starting a company. It’s another thing starting a company with a partner, or wife. It’s next level again, once you’ve got kids…” ~ Dan Dawson

For more: https://www.paperly.io


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