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25 things with Claudia Batten, part three

Claudia Batten is an entrepreneur who lives in the United States where she’s built several technology companies: Massive Incorporated, which sold to Microsoft, and Victor & Spoils, which sold to global advertising company Havas Worldwide. She’s passionate about technology and creating businesses of the future, working tirelessly with countless New Zealand tech companies as advisor and mentor. She’s spent the last three years working with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise as their North American regional director and is currently a director of Serko (an online travel booking tool) and digital advisor to the board of Westpac New Zealand. In part three, she shares five things she wishes she knew before she started a career in tech.

Five things you wish you knew before you started a career in tech

  • To start sooner.
  • To be more outrageous and aggressive about what is possible.
  • That everything will take about five years more to happen than I think it will.
  • To raise more capital for less equity, always.
  • How to code.

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