Each year, Startup Daily publishes its Top 50 male entrepreneurs list, recognising the talent and achievements of young men creating startup companies.
Much like our Top 50 female entrepreneurs list published in March, we use a wide set of metrics in putting this list together. This means that although financial turnover and capital raised are factors we look at, these are not the primary reasons an entrepreneur would make the list.
In addition to revenue, the team looked at social influence, industry influence, company mission, current traction of the company (rather than age of the company) and of course, as a startup focused publication, the list is heavily biased towards technology based business founders. All men on this year’s list have utilised technology in some way to scale their ventures.
Any formal advisors or partners of Startup Daily were not eligible to make the list.
Our Top 50 Male Entrepreneurs for 2015 are:
|1||Dave Greiner||Campaign Monitor|
|Ben Richardson||Campaign Monitor|
This year, the co-founders of email communication platform Campaign Monitor have taken out the top spot on the list. Over the past 12 or so months, not only have they had the largest amount of capital injected into an Australian tech startup in history, but the company recently bought the platform Get Feedback giving them further reach and an instant team to leverage as it continued in its international expansion pursuits. Campaign Monitor also moved into a new city based headquarters this year.
|8||Bardia Houseman||Houseman Weir Investments|
|11||Michael Fox||Shoes of Prey|
|Mike Knapps||Shoes of Prey|
|12||Luke Anear||Safety Culture|
It is worth mentioning that Luke Anear began the journey of transforming his business – a workplace health and safety consultancy into a tech company in 2011. As a new software developer, Anear’s company SafetyCulture, released a smartphone application called iAuditor.
The flagship smartphone app is being used over 25,000 times a day by workers right across the globe and the company is backed by investors like Bill Tai and Blackbird VC as well as fellow Top 50 Entrepreneur Scott Farquhar.
13Josiah HumphriesAppster Mark McDonaldAppster14Lex PedersonSurfStitch Justin CameronSurfStitch15Alec LynchDesignCrowd16Tim FungAirtasker Jonathan LuiAirtasker17Sheng YeoOrionVM Alex SharpOrionVM18Dean RamlerMilan Direct19Pete MooreNinja Blocks Daniel FriedmanNinja Blocks20Phil BousaLifx Andrew BirtLifx21Matthew SweenyFlirtey Ahmed HaiderFlirtey22Todd SullivanFlightfox
One of the stark differences between the men’s and women’s lists in 2015 was the way in which, when it came to looking at our male entrepreneurs, the Startup Daily team was almost immediately able to exclude all non-tech related businesses. This means that 100% of those entrepreneurs listed here work exclusively in the tech-startup ecosystem.
|24||Jindou Lee||Happy Inspector|
|Andrew Mackenzie-Ross||Happy Inspector|
|25||Matt Milosavljevic||Macropod Software|
|Alan Downie||Macropod Software|
|29||Aaron Joseph Schmidt||Animatly|
Although Animatly has not launched yet or even received any press coverage on what it is building behind the scenes, early indications show us that it will do for animation what Canva did for design. Given the need for easy to create video content in business, this technology will bring the same standards of UI / UX to video creation realm rendering sub-standard competitor sites almost useless.
|33||Scott Julian||Effective Measure|
|Andrew Julian||Effective Measure|
|34||Phillip Mason||Bubble Gum Interactive|
|Paul Gray||Bubble Gum Interactive|
|35||Emil Davityan||Bluedot Innovation|
|Filip Eldic||Bluedot Innovation|
*Disclosure: Pocketbook and Startup Daily have one or more of the same investors.
|44||Hugh Minson||Nexus Notes|
|Richard Horden-Gibbings||Nexus Notes|
|45||Phillip Andrews||Liquid State|
|47||Matt Way||Churn.tv / Warmest 100|
|Nick Drewe||Churn.tv / Warmest 100|
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