Growth Mindset Podcast

115: Climbing the Right Mountain - Matt Barnett, CEO - Bonjoro

June 8th, 2020

Matt Barnett

A British industrial designer & artist, moved to Australia he decided to get his MBA. He fell for tech and found himself starting different businesses. Although he failed at some, failure did not stop him from developing what is to be known as Bonjoro.

Having to ferry across the rivers of Sydney goint to work, Matt discovered that videos can play a huge role across customer acquisition. With this idea, Matt came up with Bonjoro - a video messaging app that allows you to record one on one personalized video messages for your customers.

Bonjoro has snowballed into a startup success story. Matt’s love of building great products is only surpassed by his total commitment to building great business culture, and Matt asserts that Bonjoro’s “customers as friends” culture has been the main driver of the businesses success.

More on Matt & Bonjoro

Bonjoro Website
Connect on LinkedIn with Matt
Bonjoro on Twitter
Bonjoro on Facebook


My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.



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