Daniel Batten

I spent seven years working at three startup, the last one as founding CEO. That company did pretty well – sells its software into over 3000 Universities including over 90 of the top 100 – and is one of NZ’s most successful hi-tech companies. Then I ran a company which failed (that I learnt the most from), then another one that worked out again. Since stepping away from running hi-tech companies to helping others run them I’ve trained/coach 913  people in business growth, and frankly I would have had to have been an idiot not to notice the recurring patterns of success.

These days I coach these patterns of success to GEMS : Geeks, Engineers, Maverick-cretors and Scientists with companies they want to take global.


Because If I hadn’t been shown these three lessons, I’d have stayed a hobby entrepreneur until I eventually ran out of time, patience and money. I would have denied the world the creation of a global company who created a whole load of jobs, salaries and shareholder wealth, and changed the face of research for tens of thousands of scientists in 65 nations around the world.

The lesson I learnt were not for me alone, they were for me to GIVE BACK. That’s what I’m committed to doing today.


What I confirmed over seven years was that the fastest way to grow a company is to grow THE PERSON RUNNING IT. So we start there.


There are three ways you can engage with me

1. Book a 90-minute Message Clarity Session to see what happens to how fast your customers buy when you get a crystal-clear message.

2. If you are just starting out (no customers yet), have an idea but not a product, or are planning your escape from prison, I mean you corporate job, check out my 8-week Escape Velocity programme.

3. My Experts who Export programme – for GEMS only. This is for people who already have customers and have a product with a $20M+ export-earning potential, who actually want to realize that potential.

Book a strategy session

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