Scott Farquhar

Mike Cannon-Brookes


A reliance on software is seeping into every industry imaginable, and Atlassian was founded to help software teams — of all sizes and in all fields — work better together. With the genesis of flagship products like JIRA and Confluence, Atlassian laid the foundation for a suite of tools that would allow businesses to both streamline collaboration and manage the complex software development process. Today, that suite has grown to include everything from Git repository management (BitBucket) to continuous integration (Bamboo), and a customer footprint of more than 100,000 organizations around the world.

Founded in 2002 by college friends Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar in Sydney, Australia, the company was bootstrapped until Accel led its first-ever funding round in 2010 to support global expansion. In 2015, the company went public (NASDAQ: TEAM) and continues to be the foundation of how engineering teams collaborate today.

"Part of an entrepreneur's job is to change the world in some way. You don't do that by adopting someone else's world view. You just never really know until after you make a decision if their idea or yours was a better plan."
Mike Cannon-Brookes, Founder & Co-CEO
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