I’m Ed Hooper, a technology entrepreneur and investor.

I founded Cardinia Ventures in 2016 to support ambitious technology founders across Australia, the United States and Southeast Asia. Some of my investments include DropWater, Nura and Growlabs.

I work with Andrew Armstrong on Startup Galaxy to make the Australian startup ecosystem easy to access for all.

In 2012 I co-founded Omny Studio with Andrew Armstrong and Long Zheng to help companies and podcasters manage audio. We also produced consumer audio apps OmnyRadio and text to speech app SoundGecko.

I was the first employee at travel app rome2rio.

I’ve worked at bigger companies including FundingCircle, Seven West Media, Groupon, ANZ Bank and Microsoft.

In 2008 I co-founded SOAK Farming alongside David Burela, Dimaz Pramudya and Long Zheng. We went on to win the Microsoft Imagine Cup World finals and attempted to commercialise the technology to support farmers.

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