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Jenene Crossan

Putting the 'suck' in success, or how raising $5.5m over 12 rounds of funding in five years nearly killed me

Opinion

Putting the 'suck' in success, or how raising $5.5m over 12 rounds of funding in five years nearly killed me

Flossie founder, winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ Innovation Awards and all-round inspirational New Zealand businesswoman Jenene Crossan was coached by her first investor to never let weakness show, and for 18 years she believed that to be true. However, when she found herself reaching breaking point in one of the most stressful points of her founder career, she decided she needed to restructure her idea of what 'success' looks like. Here, Crossan shares her journey.

Opinion

If you’ve ever been a founder or CEO of a tech start-up you’ll know that a persistent line of questioning from peers when presenting at forums or conferences pertains to the “traits” required to succeed. Success is often seen as a “silver bullet” that if we can just grab hold of an understanding long enough, we’ll be able to shoot it out there and hit our target too.

Opinion

Jordan Belfort was one of the most crooked and debauched businessmen in recent history, but claims to have reinvented himself as a motivational speaker specialising in sales techniques. Jenene Crossan has a word to the Wolf.