Charlie Gunningham

Digital. Strategy. Advisory. Helping WA tech companies scale and succeed.
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  • 2020 Nominee

Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech startup sector, firstly as a founder, and then as writer, advisor and investor.

Before moving to Perth in 1997, Charlie lived and worked in the UK and Singapore.

Graduating from UWA Business School as top MBA student in 1999 he co-founded online real estate business, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon Charlie ran

In 2013, he moved to Business News, became CEO, and then worked for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program.

Under his own brand ‘Damburst’, he now works as advisor to multiple tech businesses, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast.

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