Leigh co-founded and was the CEO of Aconex, the world’s most widely used internet collaboration platform for construction, infrastructure, and resources projects. Founded in 2000, Aconex listed on the ASX in 2014 and was subsequently acquired by Oracle in March 2018. As CEO, Leigh led Aconex’s gl...
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Leigh Jasper is the co-founder and CEO of Aconex, the world’s most widely used cloud collaboration platform for construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. Aconex was acquired by Oracle in 2018 for $1.6B. Leigh started the business back in 2000 with school friend Rob Philpot, after some experience working in Mechanical Engineering and at McKinsey. The duo founded Aconex with the view of transforming the construction industry and raised a $1.6M seed round pre-product. Leigh is now an active angel investor with over 20 investments in tech startups.

In this episode, Leigh discusses:

  • -Managing the co-founder relationship
  • -The value of an executive coach
  • -Advice for businesses managing through COVID-19, drawing from his dot-com bubble and GFC experiences
  • -The journey of building and growing Aconex
  • -Tried and tested fundraising lessons for founders

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