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Wed, 11 Nov



TSL Lunch & Learn: Global Startup Series - Justin Samuel, CTO & Founder, Less Bits - Seattle, USA

"Less Bits more rock" is the motto for this startup who is reinventing the hosting industry. Tune in to hear about what’s happening in Seattle, USA, how the pandemic has affected businesses over there, and about Justin’s interesting business philosophy.

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TSL Lunch & Learn: Global Startup Series - Justin Samuel, CTO & Founder, Less Bits - Seattle, USA
TSL Lunch & Learn: Global Startup Series - Justin Samuel, CTO & Founder, Less Bits - Seattle, USA

Time & Location

11 Nov 2020, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm AEDT


About the event

Welcome to TSL's Global Startup Series.

In this series, we explore the global startup arena and delve into what startups around the world are doing. Each session, we chat with a startup from different parts of the world to discuss:

  • How this "global pandemic" is affecting them in their country base
  • How this has impacted working across international borders
  • The future of global businesses
  • The reality of pivoting and adapting

If you are looking at doing business across borders or want to know how startups across the world are faring, then this series is for you. Join us every Wednesday for TSL's Global Startup Series.


Justin Samuel, CTO & Founder, Less Bits Justin Samuel, founder of Less Bits, began his career in 2001 as a self-taught PHP developer. A few years later, he went back to school to study computer science which took him on the path towards security research and academia. During this time, he identified vulnerabilities in all Linux packages managers and earned a National Science Foundation fellowship to fund his grad school research. A few years into a Ph.D., he realized he was not an academic at heart. He wanted to create and have a positive impact, and so, he created Less Bits.

A bit about Less Bits Less Bits was created in 2013 with a vision to create products that solve problems in the hosting industry. With a focus on simplicity and without sacrificing speed, performance, and reliability, Less Bits began with ServerPilot. ServerPilot is a modern server management solution optimized for WordPress and PHP. Less Bits has since expanded into web hosting with HostLaunch, cybersecurity with HeatShield, and site migration with DataShuttle. This is just the beginning for Less Bits, the company aims to continue creating new products, innovate their existing products, and solve problems in the hosting industry.

Moderator: Anita Baccam, Head of Events, Tank Stream Labs With over 12 years’ of events experience, Anita has predominately worked within the financial services, tech, and startups spaces. She is currently the Head of Events at tech-focused co-working space, Tank Stream Labs, and launched anitaplanner, an event consultancy business in May 2019. She is passionate about supporting the growth of the startup and tech communities through leading event management and delivering strategic and innovative events.

Sharing is caring TSL Lunch & Learn Series are usually exclusive to TSL members only. We have opened this session up to the general public in light of the current environment. To access members-only content and more, join our Digital Membership.

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