The 2014 NSW Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were presented on the 6th November 2014 at NSW Parliament by the Hon Dominic Perrottet, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, on behalf of the Pearcey Foundation, with the pinnacle awards going to:
- Ben Richardson and Dave Greiner, founders of Campaign Monitor - Tim Power, managing director for 3P Learning
Earlier this year, email marketing solutions firm Campaign Monitor was the recipient of the largest ever venture capital investment into an Australian technology startup, when US firm Insight Ventures put US$S250 million in to the business.
In July, 3P Learning, well known for global products such as Mathletics, successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange raising A$285 million in the process.
The Hon Dominic Perrottet said “"This year's winners represent the fabulous talent that exists in our country. They have been extremely successful, taking different paths to build global businesses, but in the process maintaining their Australian roots and heritage. They prove Australian innovation and entrepreneurship is much very alive and well.
Head of the Judges Philip Takken of Deloittes said “This year we had a tremendous array of nominations, all highly successful entrepreneurs and great role models in different ways. The votes of the judges, all previous winners, were finely balanced across all the award recipients. Ben, Dave and Tim won by the pinnacle award narrowest of margins”.
- Alec Lynch:Designcrowd Internet / crowd
- Genevieve George: OneShift
- Ben Richardson & Dave Greiner: Campaign Monitor
- Jeremy Levitt: Service Seeking
- Mike Ford: SiteMinder
- Tim Power: 3P Learning