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Luke Anear — Top tech business tips from $1.3 BILLION business owner

31 minutes

Tim Fung — Best business advice from most successful Aussie startup
Fred Schebesta — This is how you build a billion dollar company

Is this the next Atlassian?

If you've ever wanted to learn from one of the Founders of a unicorn in tech, this is the episode for you. Luke Anear is the Founder and CEO of SafetyCulture, one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Australia, and you can expect this episode to be filled with so many nuggets of wisdom.

Luke used to work as a private investigator in the workplace compensation industry, and his experiences inspired him to start SafetyCulture. And like a lot of entrepreneurs, Luke started his company in his garage and was based in Townsville. SafetyCulture has since been tapped on the shoulders to be the 'next Atlassian' or great Australian success story in the startup world. Now, SafetyCulture is worth $440 million and employs over 200 people in 4 countries.

This is for anyone who wants to find out how Luke continually pivoted his company based on the demand in the market to become a unicorn, or for anyone who wants to learn more from his incredible wealth of knowledge on all things investors, product development, culture and more. We're sure you'll love this episode of The Make It Happen Show as much as we do.

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"Disruption doesn't come from innovation. Disruption comes from customer adoption"

— Luke Anear

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:57 - How Luke was able to digitise an archaic and not the most technologically advanced industry
  • 3:43 - Luke’s biggest milestones over the last couple of years
  • 8:38 - How he balances running in SafetyCulture in Australia despite being a global company
  • 11:07 - What a specific workflow could look like in SafetyCulture
  • 13:24 - People management of a team that’s grown from 85 staff to 310+ within one year
  • 15:01 - Changing the type of people they bring onboard
  • 16:04 - All about capital raising and New Hustle
  • 25:15 - Luke’s role as a Founder and CEO day-to-day
  • 29:48 - Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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