For the last 4 years I’ve been running an agency for disruptive startups and tech companies… and now it’s closing.

Recently, I decided to close down my agency in favour of a full-time role. I’ve been asked why I would consider doing this by literally everyone (even teams I was interviewing with) since the agency was becoming more profitable by the month, even through COVID and lockdowns.

So I thought I’d cover it here.

On last week’s episode…

Starting an agency wasn’t entirely intentional. I come from a background of working directly on products, helping ideate, build, launch and grow them.

Before Jellypepper, my last full-time role was Head of Design and Product at Spaceship, a financial services startup here in 🦘 land. …


How I started a data analytics startup and partnered with SEEK.

I’ve learnt a lot from starting a company from nothing. Most of it has come from the experience of working in startups and talking with the founders, some has come from books. But there’s certain things you can only learn by doing — moments of the startup journey become lessons, forming a filter for your future decisions.

I’d like to tell you a story about my first startup. Presumi was a resume-tracking and analytics platform for online employment marketplaces. It used a unique algorithm that allowed for detailed resume tracking all the way from the candidate to the employer and…

Hayden Bleasel

Chief Design Officer at Corellium

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