WE ARE KNOWN AS THE COMPANY THAT ‘FIGHTS PIRATES’ BUT IN ESSENCE WE ARE A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY. OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE SAFETY OF THE MARITIME SECTOR BY DESIGNING NEW TECHNOLOGY.
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE AS A START-UP?
Scaling sustainably – we created high demand for our anti-piracy barrier which exerted a large amount of pressure on our operations, and at a crucial moment our contract manufacturer let us down with our biggest order to date being significantly late. My biggest lesson from this was that a good margin doesn’t mean good business.
A GROWTH MINDSET IS…
the ability to identify risk, analyse it and use it to your advantage. Fear of risk is what stops your competition from pushing the envelope, use that to your advantage as you accelerate past them.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPARK IS…
working in a great space that enables you as the entrepreneurial leader to develop not only the company but yourself.
THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS…
the power of collaborative thinking across sectors – everyone has value.
THE ONE THING I’VE LEARNT IS…
growth is life, grow or die; if you do not scale then you’re destined to fail.