Jamie Pride

Speaker, Author & Coach

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Let me rock your next event. I love delivering engaging and entertaining keynotes on sustainable productivity, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, disruptive innovation, mental health and design thinking. Keynotes range from 20 minutes through to an hour.


Unicorn Tears is the smart entrepreneur’s guide to startups. A full 92% of startups fail in the first three years — but failure is not inevitable. Most of these companies self-sabotage, unconsciously eliminating any chance at success before they even get started. It’s not the economy, it’s not politics, it’s not external factors; failure comes from within.


I like nothing more than coaching founders. I take on a limited number of founders for direct coaching every year, but also provide more coaching and mentoring through my founder school - The Founder Lab - a free community for building better founders!


Building Better Founders

Jamie Pride is a speaker, author, coach and venture capitalist on a mission to help build better founders. He is the 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.