Come and meet Charlie Gunningham and hear his incredible story, from humble beginnings as a school teacher to growing and selling a multi-million dollar digital business. From startup to trade sale in 10 years – the aussiehome.com story, warts and all!
At aussiehome.com Charlie Gunningham experienced pretty much all you could experience over the decade 1999-2010; from getting a new (GIS) technology to work on the internet, dealing with hundreds of real estate agents as clients, trying to get them to pay, the entry to major backed property portal players, web development, app development, marketing with no money, flirting with financiers, keeping angel funders happy, going without for years through to paying nice dividends for 5 years and an ultimate trade sale for cash and full time jobs for all staff in the organisation that bought the company. For Charlie it was an amazing journey, and he has loads of stories to tell!
Nowadays he loves mentoring and advising start-ups, writing about them in Business News and giving them free promotion in the ‘App/Tech business of the Week’ column. He’s on a mission to explain to his high net worth readership what is going on in tech land in Perth, and the wonderful opportunities that abound.
The average reader of Business News is male, 49.7 years old and has a household income of $331,000… an influential group of people you’d want your startup to be put in front of!
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About Charlie Gunningham
Apart from heading up WA Business News as the Chief Operating Officer, Charlie is passionate about startups, digital & tech businesses and helping connect innovators to find the right path to market.
Charlie has run and founded various media businesses in the digital space. He loves innovation, transformation, and making the most of the power of digital.
Originally a school teacher from the UK he moved to Perth and cofounded aussiehome.com which was later sold to REIWA. Charlie also cofounded eGroup and is past President of the GMA (UWA MBA Alumni).
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