Cameron Priest, CEO of TradeGecko, loves working with startups of all sizes and shapes and wants to put a dent in the universe.
Entrepreneur, product guy and developer. Cameron Priest, CEO of TradeGecko - a cloud based inventory and order management platform for SMEs that lets users integrate with world-class accounting, point-of-sale and ecommerce solutions, and get indepth business intelligence into their sales & supply chain - is so committed to his cause, he’s willing to drop everything and go someplace without distractions to start something new. Determined to put a dent in the universe, the Kiwi-born, Singapore-based Priest truly believes that it's his responsibility to fix the biggest problems facing the human race - because if he doesn’t do it, who will? Oh and did we mention he also has a specific multi-page plan and to-do list for the next 30 years...
I'm a kiwi, raised on a kiwifruit orchard who grew up with pet sheep :) I'm now a Singapore-based entrepreneur building a global company.
So many moments, but my #1 was (and still is) growing a team of amazing people and having an opportunity to put a dent in the universe.
When I didn't know if we were going to make payroll.. and I hid it from co-founders, staff etc., so they don't stress out.
I truly believe that it's my responsibility to fix the biggest problems facing the human race, because if I don't do it, who will?
Worst moment was the waiting and waiting when raising a new round of funding.
Hiring, always recruiting. We're building the face of Singapore tech, the future of global commerce.
Exercise 3-4 times a week in the gym, taking up Muay Thai and MMA.
If you're struggling to get started, just drop everything and book a ticket to somewhere where you don't have the distractions of friends, girlfriends/boyfriends, a job. And just spend 3 months. We did that when we left New Zealand to join Singapore JFDI. Oh, and find a co-founder.
Aloe Blacc - The Man
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
— William Hutchison Murray
It's so easy it's almost cheating, Elon Musk. Oh and my fiancé.
I actually have a specific multi-page plan and to-do list for the next 30 years...
A kiwi based in Singapore. A father and husband. An owner of companies in space mining, medical / longevity research, energy companies and an investor in everything hi-tech.
Published Date: 29 July 2015