Louise & Rob Daw – MiPlan Solutions
Charlie talks with the co-founders of mining tech startup MiPlan, Louise and Rob Daw.
The couple met in a former software business, and decided to set out on their own to solve a problem they saw in the resources industry.
Seven years in, they had built it up to a scale that they were acquired by major mining software conglomerate Hexagon Mining, where Rob is now CTO.
They both share their journey, through the startup phase, winning clients, fund-raising and hiring staff through to exit.
“He has a really good vision where technology and the mining industry should go, and often I’m very risk averse… even though we did take on all this risk of having a business, I didn’t want to take on more debt, or go into too many unknown markets… we did get there eventually, but we probably could have got there faster…” ~ Louise Daw.
Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist.
Startup West acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.