It was November 2010, I was living in Silicon Valley with my wife and children when I lost it all.
I had to let go of all of my employees, 20 of them across Australia and the US.
I lost the multimillion dollars worth of angel and venture capital investments I had secured.
I lost all my life savings which I had used as startup capital to bankroll the business before raising external funding.
I lost my job as the CEO of my company and my only source of income.
I lost the family home back in Australia as I couldn’t afford to keep paying rent in Palo Alto USA and mortgage repayments back in Australia.
Oh and our youngest of 3 children was just 30 days old and we had 10 days to pack and leave the US because my work visa was conditional on my business and a few weeks later I found out an immediate family member was diagnosed with cancer.
Many people have asked me how do you recover from something like that?
That was almost 10 years ago and I don’t have all the...