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Ricky Sutton on overcoming adversity to build a successful Startup (Episode 12, Part 1)

By 28 August 2018 No Comments

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The Story

Ricky Sutton is CEO of Oovvuu. He is a journalist turned video entrepreneur. He began his career as a reporter, working his way up through management ranks of national publications in the UK and Australia, such as The News of the World, News International Ltd, News Corp, Channel Nine and Fairfax.

Around four years ago he left fairfax to launch Oovvuu, a global solution used by 100 broadcasters and publishers worldwide. Oovvuu’s mission is to embed a contextually relevant video in every article in the world, using new technology and AI. The company is supported by Amazon and IBM Watson and private equity.

  • The challenges faced by a founder in leaving a C-Suite role and going out on your own with no steady pay cheque.
  • Having a founding team in their 40’s has it advantages of experience, bruises, scars and thick skin than being in your 20’s.
  • The frustrations of working for big business and their inability to innovate and change with speed.