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SafeStack founder’s log: 3 May 2022

Captain’s log: [insert date here]

That’s how you’re supposed to start these things, right?

I promised myself I’d write more this year. And yet, it’s almost May and I haven’t written a word about my journey as a founder. So let’s start today.

We’ve recently started the new financial year. It’s going to be a big one.


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SafeStack Academy’s 2021 year in review

I know I’m not the only one who feels like 2021 has somehow been the longest and shortest year of my life.

In some respects, the overwhelming presence of COVID-19 and the ongoing changes it’s brought to how we live our lives has created a sense of anxiety and stress that few of us have encountered before, let alone for an extended period.

Amongst all of this, however, this year has also been exceptional.


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SafeStack Academy closes $2.3m NZD seed round

It’s been a massive year for SafeStack Academy, and today I’m thrilled to share that we’ve raised a seed round of $2.3m NZD to help us bring our community-centric approach to cyber security education to the world.

We’re honoured to be backed by a strategic group of New Zealand and Australian investors, led by Australian venture capital firm Jelix Ventures and including Carthona Capital, K1W1, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners’ Aspire NZ Seed Fund, and NAB Ventures.


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SafeStack South Island – Open for business

One of the great things about running a remote-first company is our ability to find amazing people to work with, wherever they happen to live. After-all, our mission is to bring security to everyone and those people aren’t just in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand.

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Building a garden

Lessons learned when life gets messy and you’re elbow deep

So far, if 2018 was a person, I would probably describe them as the sort of person that you’d welcome with a smile as a potential new friend before shortly realizing your mistake and spending the next 7 months trying to get them to leave again.

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