Jamie Pride

Jamie Pride is a Partner at Korn Ferry, the global organisational strategy consulting firm, as a member of the Global Technology Markets practice. Jamie is also the Entrepreneur in Residence, at Queensland University of Technology Collider Accelerator.

He is a former venture capitalist and best selling author of Unicorn Tears: Why Startups Fail & How To Avoid It – published globally by Wiley in February 2018.

He has more than 20 years leadership and consulting experience with international technology and digital media organisations, including leading realestate.com.au and senior executive positions with Deloitte Digital, salesforce.com, Red Hat, Veritas, and Cisco Systems.

As an entrepreneur, Jamie sold his first startup, Velteo, to New York-based System Integrator Bluewolf, and has founded over six technology startups. As an investor, he has raised more than $20 million in funding for startups via private and public markets, including completing an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2016.

Jamie is a sought-after public speaker and regularly comments on entrepreneurial mental health, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, disruptive innovation, design thinking and the future of work.

He is also the host of The Failure Proof Podcast – a weekly show that explores the future of work – covering topics such as leadership, performance, resilience and the mindset needed to thrive in the modern workplace.

His next book, Failure Proof: How to Reach Peak Performance & Avoid Burnout, is expected to be published in late 2019.

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