Jens Raun is a Danish-Australian citizen. He started calling Australia home back in 1989 and he is at present living on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland.
Jens studied Economics and Business Administration at the Copenhagen Business School (1972-75). He has worked in the IT & Telco industry most of his life. He started his career as an IT Sales Consultant (Burroughs Data Systems), moved on to IT Systems Development and IT Project Management (MBI, Pi Data & Qantas Operations), IT Management (EDC Gruppen, Tele Denmark IT and Qantas Freight), IT Program Management (Optus Telecommunication, Delta Air Lines, Malaysia Telecom & 3) returning to sales as International Business Development Manager (TDC International) and Global Account Manager (Motorola). Jens has worked in many different countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand & Australia) and experienced working in different cultures and managed multicultural teams (up to 100+ staff).
Jens Raun left the corporate world and established his own Australian business Nuar Pty Ltd (note: Nuar = Raun backwards) back in March 2002.
Due to his background and many years of experience from the IT systems development area, learning and starting to do website development was a natural progression when he began operating his different on-line businesses. Jens has always been developing his own websites initially using Microsoft FrontPage and since 2003 been a dedicated WordPress website developer. He is also a vivid Apple enthusiast loves everything Apple.
He is today via Nuar offering several services such as General Business Consulting Services (jensraun.com), Startup Mentoring Services (thestartupguide.co) and most recently Online Business Services including Website Development Services (sitesnall.com).
Jens is also a true serial entrepreneur, he has been engaged in several startups since 1998 – FastShopping.dk, place2live.com.au, Volocibus.com, ThailandMedicalTravel.com.au & GoMedik.com. He has failed/learned a lot regarding startups, but also been successful). He was introduced to – and inspired to use – the Lean Startup methodology back in 2011 after reading: – “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” by Steven Blank (2006) – “Business Model Generation” by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur (2010) – “Running Lean” by Ash Maurya (2010) – “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries (2011). He has also enjoyed and been an active participant (as a team member or as a mentor) in several Google Startup Weekends in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
Jens Raun should have retired by now, but he loves helping people, small businesses, and young entrepreneurs. He is NOT a man that act his age, he is VERY young at heart, loves technology, gadgets, social media & house music! When living and working in Thailand Jens learned about the principle of “giving” rather than “gaining” and he now practices “pay-it-forward”, so if you got a problem or issue with your startup or small business then he is ALWAYS happy to give you advice and assist you moving forward. Should you be in need of a co-founder who is an 80% “Hustler” (the salesperson), 10% “Hipster” (the UI/UX designer) & 10% “Hacker” (the programmer), then he is ALWAYS happy to explore the possibilities of creating a startup together. Jens has worked in many different “virtual” business setup’s where he never met the customer in person, but he is – despite being hooked on new technology and new ways of communication – still of the opinion that the best form of communication between individuals will be a meeting in person – when that is not possible the second best alternative is obviously a video call.
As a result of a heart attack – that should have left him dead back in 2007 – his view on life changed; Jens now lives by his motto: “Enjoy EVERY day, you never know when it is over – life’s journey is NOT about arriving safely at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy Shit’! What a ride!!!”
Jens’s priorities in life are simple: 1) HELP people, 2) have FUN & 3) make MONEY – in that order!!!.
Jens is a member/past member of the following organizations:
- Australian Institute Of Management
- Rønde Rotary Klub, Denmark
- Rotary Club of Samford Valley, QLD Australia
You can write/speak to Jens in the following language: English – Danish – Swedish – Norwegian & German
Why is Jens Raun also known as “Mr Cool”? When working in Thailand most Thai’s could not pronounce his first name correctly, instead of Jens, they said “Jen”. “Jen” in Thai means Cold so Jens got the nickname “Mr Cool” which he found to be … … … pretty cool
Business mailing address:
Nuar Pty Ltd | Suite 1A, Level 2 | 802 Pacific Highway | Gordon, New South Wales, 2072 | Australia
Jens’s residence location:
Gold Coast | Mudgeeraba, Queensland, 4213 | Australia
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