Peter Coppinger, CEO - Teamwork
From a young age, Peter Coppinger, from Bantry in West Cork, dreamed of creating a software company. In 1999, straight out of college, he founded “Digital Crew” and spent the next 6 years making hundreds of database-backed websites, eCommerce sites and bespoke software applications for clients.
In January 2007, Peter decided to build an online project management after getting frustrated with the poor quality of existing offerings. Resisting the temptation of taking on VC money, Peter and his team worked every Friday and weekends on the new product while keeping the consultancy business going Monday to Friday. "TeamworkPM" launched in October 2007 and has since then gone from strength-to-strength, recognised as a leader in the online project management market.
Six years later, "TeamworkPM" became "Teamwork.com" with the acquisition of the domain for half-a-million euro. With the new launched of the new brand sales skyrocketed.
The mission of Teamwork is now to help teams around to become efficient, organized and happy. To achieve this mission, Teamwork are building a suite of integrated software that can run almost any business soup to nuts. With 22,000 customers, sales have past $20m ARR and Peter's company remains 100% privately owned.