Children of the revolution
More in relation to The Age article we shared the other day.
It’s midnight in San Francisco and i’m out on the tiles with one of the most successful Australian entrepreneurs you’ve never heard of. Most of the city is shutting down on this cold and dreary Tuesday, but Gower Smith is determined to kick on. And so here we are at the Penthouse strip club and steakhouse, a palace of sleaze where New York strip comes with a side of lap dance.
Smith, the founder of ZoomSystems, has a shiny bald head, porn-star moustache and the cheeky, confident smile of someone living the dream. He cashed out of four successful companies in Australia and moved to the heart of the tech world 10 years ago to launch Zoom, raising $100 million from investors soon after arriving. His fully automated Zoom shops - don’t call them vending machines - dispense the latest high-end gadgets from the likes of Apple and HP in almost every major US airport and in department stores like Macy’s. Now the company is going global and Smith is leading the charge into Asia.
Shared via The Age. Read the rest of the article here.