2 February, 2024

E172 – Tom Amos, CEO & Co-Founder – Sidekicker 

Our guest for episode 172 is Tom Amos, CEO and Co-Founder of Sidekicker – a platform that matches thousands of businesses to pre-qualified temporary staff. 

During this chat, Tom reflects on Sidekicker’s journey from the genesis of the idea as sparked by ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’, through to the milestone of turning over a million dollars in a month. Tom’s journey is not just about business but also about building a culture where caring for each other is at the core. 

Sidekicker has been backed with $40million in funding, the initial amount of $100,000 primarily from Seek Investments. They have not only disrupted the market but have also become a vital player in the space. Sidekicker work with around 2,000 customers per year, ranging from small catering companies to large organisations like Australia Post. 

From the nuts and bolts of Sidekicker to the broader landscape of business and innovation, Tom offers valuable insights into: 

  • the future of work
  • the role of AI – sharing how Sidekicker innovatively uses AI for data automation, matching engines, and award compliance
  • the potential challenges the economy may face in the next 24 months

Quickfire Round: 
Book: ‘The Year of the Locust’
Podcast: ‘No Laying Up’, ‘Acquired’ 
News Source: Twitter
Productivity Tool: ChatGPT
Favorite CEO: Elon Musk
App: Uber
TV shows: ‘Slow Horses’, ‘Boys Swallows Universe’
TEDTalk Topic: golf or starting a startup without technical experience

Connect with Tom Amos or visit Sidekicker for more information.

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