Australia is over 9,000 miles from the United States, and yet it still has a strong entrepreneurial presence here in Silicon Valley. In fact, after you take a look at our interviews, you’ll see that Australian innovation is just beginning.

We had the chance to interview CEO and co-founder of software development company Atlassian Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO and co-founder of Halfbrick Studios Shainiel Deo (and the man who came up with Fruit Ninja), Kaggle’s Anthony Goldbloom, the diplomat turned Entrepreneur of RedBubble Martin Hosking, and finally CEO of the recently launched Simple Joshua Reich.

[Illustration by Hallie Bateman]