Jamie Conyngham co-founded Tapit in 2011 having seen an opportunity to use NFC for delivering content and information to people in the easiest possible way ever. He is an experienced startup technology entrepreneur and executive, a veteran of tech with over 25 years experience, 13 of those internationally, twelve in mobile content, 9 as CEO.
Jamie first ventured into mobile content in London, 2000 as Director of Business Development with the innovative and pioneering mobile web portal startup iObox which was acquired by Telefonica Moviles (TEF:SM) for 230m Euros . He then became Vice President of Business Development for Terra Mobile executing further ground breaking deals across Europe and the Nordics including Midway (the first mobile games at retail), EMI (first celebrity for picture messages, Kylie Minogue, first celebrity ring tone, Blur) plus many others. Jamie then founded Telcogames in London as CEO, which he grew into the top mobile games distributor in the world before it was acquired by HLT. The company pre-dated app-stores and dealt mainly with European carriers with most of the leading game companies in the world as suppliers (EA, Namco, Taito, Atari, Midway, SEGA, Codemasters, THQ). He then went on to expand Telcogames operations into Finland, Sweden, Israel, Korea, France, Germany and Australia through a mixture of organic growth and acquisitions. Following Telcogames Jamie started a multi-player real-time games network called Dojo and then returned back to Australia in 2010. In 2011 Jamie Co-Founded Tapit with headquarters in Australia to capitalise upon the massive opportunity of content delivered via Near Field Communications (NFC).
Previously, Jamie worked in market data / trading systems with tech giants Hewlett Packard (HPQ:NASDAQ), Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) and blue chip financial institutions Australian Mutual Provident (AMP.ASX), Invesco (London) (NYSE:IVZ), Westpac IIBG (WBC.AX), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA.AX) and Reserve Bank of Australia.
Andrew started his professional career in 2004 with a role in the mail room with global company, McCann Erickson (NYSE: IPG).
Following 6 months of delivering mail he was offered to work at media agency, Universal McCann on the Coca-Cola account. Andrew ended up working his way through the company in various roles such as a media buyer, media planner, digital planner / buyer and finally Client Service Manager whereby he led the Microsoft / Xbox Australia media business for 3 years.
After running the Microsoft business, Andrew in 2010 joined another IPG company called Initiative as National Digital Director in which his core responsibilities were to lead the digital media offering for clients such as Hyundai, Kia & Revlon.
Andrew’s role within Tapit begun as Agency Director with primary responsibilities of establishing and growing relationships with companies that can benefit using Tapit technology for the purpose of marketing and advertising. Since August, 2012 Andrew has been tasked with leading Tapit internal operations from production, workflow, supplier partnerships and project management ensuring Tapit is benchmarked as best of breed when it comes to NFC content delivery.Andrew also leads all branding and marketing programs for Tapit, creating the brand from scratch in March 2011, Tapit is now seen as a world leading brand in the NFC content delivery space.
OurCrowd companies leverage the power of the crowd for more than just funding. If you have a reference or business opportunity you’d like to share with the company, submit it below and OurCrowd will be in touch with you shortly.