Hi-Tech Hall of Fame Flying Kiwi
Guy and Sue funded their first company with a $100 withdrawal from their credit card. Twelve years later, they sold it for US$160 million. Not content to sit on their laurels, this year’s flying Kiwi created a new cloud-based platform, which became one of the fastest growing software companies in the USA, listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2018, until it went private again in 2022 with a valuation of over $10 billion.
Guy and Sue have built significant companies together in Adaytum and Anaplan, as well as being some of the first investors into iconic Kiwi companies like Xero, and more recently, Nyraid, Helius Therapeutics, and Lodestone Energy. In addition, they support several charities for cancer and youth development, including New Zealand School, the National Youth Theatre and New Zealand Outward Bound Trust.
It’s a bittersweet celebration, as we recognise the significant contributions and successes of our flying Kiwi – but also in remembrance of one of them, gone too soon, after Sue passed away from cancer in 2022.
NZ Hi-Tech Trust