“Taupō, as it turns out, is a hub for entrepreneurs,” John says. “A lot of experienced business people settle here and the connections I’ve made offer some really interesting opportunities for new projects.”
“I’ve learnt over the years that you can’t create software in a vacuum,” John says. “It’s important to connect with local businesses, to see how they operate and meet the people behind them. It’s this experience that shapes successful software that people will want to use.”
The experienced software developer worked at Weta Digital in Wellington before making the move to Taupō in 2012. He had founded Kloud a few years earlier and was ready to make the company a full-time venture.