An interesting event this morning. Pul Hargreaves from DataCom gave a presentation. Some salient facts;

  • Ben trading for 42 years
  • $400mill turnover
  • 2100 staff
  • Still privately

It’s refreshing to hear that there are some other options to either public listing or an offshore sale!

I sat with Melissa Clark-Reynolds, former CEO of PayGlobal – it was nice to talk to her and hear that she shares some of the same ideas with me in terms of governance for tech companies, sources of funding for start-ups and other things. New Zealand needs more young, smart and connected people like her!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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