Date: Thursday 30 May 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am
Location: AWS Sydney
We’re thrilled to host Ashik Ahmed, co-founder of Deputy as our special guest for our upcoming breakfast.
Ashik is deemed the ‘deputy’ of Deputy. A natural born leader, Ashik is both Deputy’s CEO & CTO, and has led the company’s growth substantially over the past 11 years. Deputy gives employees and employers a simple-to-use software to help manage their time, rostering and other critical workplace operations for hourly paid staff.
Aside from his several leadership hats, Ashik is best known for spearheading Deputy’s $111M raise towards the end of last year – deemed the largest Series B capital raise in Australian history. The funding round was led by Silicon Valley based VC firm, IVP, known for its investment in startup success including Dropbox, Snap, Slack and Twitter.
For the first 8 years, Ashik helped bootstrap Deputy to an impressive $10 Million in revenue before raising any capital. Their first series A round occurred in early 2017, raising $33.2M from Boston based financing from the US.
The Sydney-headquartered startup also has offices in the US & UK, and has more than one million registered users, working with businesses like Qantas, McDonalds, Aesop, Amazon, and Gelato Messina. More than 90,000 workplaces across 70+ countries use Deputy each day. To date, Deputy has rostered 200 million shifts, equating to over 1.2 billion hours of work and facilitated over $30 billion in payroll payments.
We’re excited to sit with Ashik over breakfast and hear his brilliant journey in driving Deputy’s success so far.
From working in the systems engineering sector for eight years, Ashik's entrepreneurial transition came about when developing a workplace organisation platform, later launched as Deputy in 2008. Ashik has been in this role as CTO, CEO and Co-Founder of Deputy for eleven years. His platform helps hundreds of thousands of people across all i...