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Dean McEvoy

Startup Founder, Investor & Advisor | IconPark.com

Sydney, Australia

"Dont make excuses, make it happen"

Generally thinking:

Finance & Legal
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

AdvertisingBrand StrategyBusiness DevelopmentDigital MediaEntertainmentEntrepreneurshipEventsFoodMarketingMediaProduct DesignPromotionalStrategy General

Very good at:
+ Technology Startups
+ Entrepreneurship
+ Growth Hacking

About me & my work:

I have had a varied and interesting career starting in business consulting, marketing and advertising with big business. Translating business strategy into code with Australias best web development agency during the dot com boom of 1999 to 2001, learning about local business first hand when I owned, managed and successfully sold my own bar and restaurant. This is where I came up with an idea which I developed and patented. I commercialised and patented Booking Angel with customers, revenue and a global presence. It was during a year living in Silicon Valley that I came across Groupon and the group buying model. With my understanding of local business and technology background we launched Australia's first group buying site Spreets. It went live in Feb 2010, the company grew very quickly and maintained a market leadership position which attracted the interests of Yahoo7 who acquired the business for around $40 million just 11 months later. My earn-out period finished in June 2012, and I have been investing in startups through startmate.com.au and my investment company Binary Investments.

I recently launched my 4th startup the worlds first online crowdfunding platform and real estate fund for bars and restaurants called IconPark.com

My links:

IconPark.com | The worlds first crowdfunding platform & real estate fund for food & beverage concepts.

Startmate | Australian startup incubator funding fast growth global internet companies

Blackbird Ventures | Im an investor in Australia's best venture fund for high growth internet startups.

@deanmcevoy

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