Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly. This is your mind – the monkey mind I’m sure we can all relate to this. You lay down in bed wanting to relax / sleep but you mind is so busy you can’t stop thinking about […]
Why this Blog, The Road to Silicon Valley
Early 2010 I started this blog as a way to keep notes of my journey to & in Silicon Valley. And along the way help others taking a similar journey to Silicon Valley. If you want to connect with me, then please follow me on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn. If you want to connect on LinkedIn, please send me a g’day email before you connect, so that I know you came from this blog.
Who is Ernest Semerda
I am an Aussie currently based in Silicon Valley, Mountain View to be precise. Originally from Wollstonecraft in Sydney, I arrived in Silicon Valley back in March 2009. I think my thirst for high tech lead me here and here’s how it all started (the story).
||While studying undergrad B.CompSci in Sydney, I started my 1st company (Purpleblue Pty Ltd) building websites for small businesses when Netscape 1 was the browser of choice. Later to help with sales & to better understand the customer, I built & sold to corporates a web analytics product (way back before google analytics existed).
After graduating, I did an enterprise stint at AMP Ltd in Australia & NZ getting corporate experience and an MBA to better understand business dynamics. Later shifting gears back into the startup space as CTO of Couponstar growing & opening offices in London & Sydney with a mission to help people save money. The success of this landed me in Silicon Valley (March 2009) when Coupons.com acquired Couponstar.
In 2012 with a burning desire for disruption I shifted gears and partnered with David E for a new chapter in my life; a new mission, to help save lives at Medlert.
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