Why do entrepreneurs stay in Australia? This question is more important than ever, as technology severs the tie between producers and consumers, and makes capital ever more mobile. And it’s something that I’ve been investigating for the past couple of months; interviewing entrepreneurs, mentors, financiers and academics.

This is one of the first interviews I did, with James Cooda from Savage Interactive. His company created one of my favourite apps – Procreate. It’s a drawing/painting app, and one that I’ve used for almost all of my artwork. And funnily enough, he’s based in Hobart. I talked to him about the challenges he faced while building his company, and why he hasn’t moved to Berlin or San Francisco, where his entrepreneurial life might be easier. It isn’t a reassuring answer:

 

 

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(image:Carolyn Hall Young on Flickr)