Viocorp founder Ian Gardiner moves on from Amazon Web Services

Founder of Australian web streaming service Viocorp, Ian Gardiner, has moved on from leading Amazon Web Services’ local startup division to join his wife’s venture capital fund.

Gardiner founded Viocorp in 2003 after immigrating from his native Scotland. In 2014 he stepped down as CEO before taking the role with Amazon two months later.

In a LinkedIn post, Gardiner reflected on his four years at Amazon, saying: “My job at Amazon was the first ‘real’ job I’ve ever had. For the rest of my career I’ve been an entrepreneur. I love creating something from nothing.

“I love the process of building things, of inventing. I love solving problems. I love working with and helping amazing people. Most of my role at AWS involved getting to do these things. But increasingly I was hearing ‘the call of the wild’.

“My next career move is to build more of a portfolio approach to what I do next.”

Gardiner will be joining his wife Andrea’s business, Jelix Ventures, to help raise and deploy a venture capital fund.

Jelix appointed former Choice journalist, Rebecca Payne, as its head of marketing alongside Kym Hooper as CFO and Alon Greenspan as investment associate.

Mumbrella has contacted Gardiner for comment.


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