2021 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award
The 2021 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to the co-founder and CTO of DTEX Systems Mohan Koo by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall. Chosen from the 2021 State Pearcey Entrepreneurs, the national award gives prominence to one of this year’s State Pearcey winners for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and acclaim on the world stage.
Commenting on Koo’s award, Rick Harvey (Chief Judge, Pearcey Foundation) said
With all the complications that come with raising capital and engaging with international clients and partners, Mohan’s achievement in building a global cybersecurity company is nothing short of amazing. DTEX Systems is widely recognised as one of the most trusted brands in the global cybersecurity arena, relied upon to protect the workforce, data and systems of the world’s most critical infrastructure entities, businesses and government agencies. Mohan’s remarkable story covers 20 years of perseverance and resilience, and is a testament to his passion and advocacy for technology, and the expertise and innovation of Australian entrepreneurs behind it.
For more information about Mohan, please see the 2021 Pearcey SA Award.
2021 Pearcey State Entrepreneurs
The 2021 Pearcey National Entrepreneur is selected from one of the 2021 Pearcey State Entrepreneurs.
ACT: Dr Daniel Shaddock, founder and CEO of Liquid Instruments.
NSW: Jordan O’Reilly and Laura O’Reilly OAM, co-founders of Hireup and Fighting Chance.
QLD: Michael Holmstrom, CEO and co-founder of STEM Punks.
SA: Mohan Koo, co-founder and CTO of DTEX Systems.
TAS: Nina McMahon, CEO and co-founder of PopUp WiFi.
VIC: Bronwyn Le Grice, founder and CEO of ANDHealth.
WA: Charlie Gunningham, founder and principal of Damburst.