When start-ups become grown-ups, where do they go for money?
Appeared in The Age on March 12, 2014
Australia's innovation funding environment is akin to having a great primary school system but no secondary schools or universities. Start-ups need a better go from the public and private sector, including superannuation funds, argues Sam Chandler.
There are many good things about Microsoft Windows, but the ability to work with PDF documents is not one of them. You can view documents easily enough, but you need to look elsewhere if you want to actually do something useful with them. A while ago, awesome DocumentSnap reader Sherri-Lee Mathers from Balsam Way Bookkeeping turned me on to a program that she relies on for her paperless practice: Nitro Pro.
Nitro CEO on Documents, Adobe, California, Oz and Beer
Appeared in IDG Connect on February 20, 2014
It's a pleasant surprise when I meet Sam Chandler clutching a glass of the amber nectar that's shortly to be replaced by another... and one for the thirsty interviewer. Chandler has earned his drop. He says he's midway through conducting 42 interviews for his document editing and sharing company, Nitro.
Sure, you can edit that PDF—for $299, if you pay Adobe for Acrobat's Standard edition. I don't think so. And the Pro edition costs $449. Arguably the second-biggest name in PDF editing, Nitro is a venerable and mature editor with plenty to recommend. However, at $140, it's on the pricey side considering the many sub-$100 products in this field.
Nitro CEO Sam Chandler: ‘We'll give Adobe a run for their money’
Appeared in Computing on February 10, 2014
Document sharing solution provider Nitro wants to give Adobe, the biggest player in PDF software, some stiff competition. So says Sam Chandler, CEO of the San Francisco headquartered firm that he started in Australia back in 2005 and which now has more than 400,000 business customers and eight million monthly users.