Why being afraid of customers can hold tech start-ups back
Thursday, August 15, 2013/
Design marketplace 99designs is one of Australia’s major start-up success stories.
The international platform has grown to 240,000 registered designers, and pays almost $2 million to designers each month.
The 90-staff strong team is based in Melbourne, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris and London and has launched a new stand-alone service this week.
Chief operations officer Jason Sew Hoy spoke to StartupSmart about why their plans to hide behind a well-functioning tech platform held them back, and how they stopped being afraid of their customers.