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A Cloud Guru CEO and Co-Founder Sam Kroonenburg Wins 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award

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MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 29, 2019 — Sam Kroonenburg, CEO and Co-Founder of A Cloud Guru, the leader in cloud certification training, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Southern Region Award. Kroonenburg and other top Victorian entrepreneurs were honored at the Australia Southern Region awards ceremony held Aug. 29, 2019. The winners from the Southern Region will join entrepreneurs from across the country nominated for this year’s ultimate prize, the EY Australia Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2019.

“It’s a tremendous honour to be recognised alongside such a talented and passionate group of innovators,” Kroonenburg said. “We started A Cloud Guru with the goal of making it easy for anyone, anywhere to learn to cloud. I share this award with the one million cloud gurus who are growing their skills for a brighter future.”

Founded in 2015 by brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg, A Cloud Guru is driven by a straightforward mission — to teach the world to cloud. What began as a single cloud certification course has expanded into a rich content library of courses and hands-on labs covering Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms. The company now serves customers across 190 countries, and thousands of enterprises globally rely on A Cloud Guru to upskill their workforce.

The idea for the company came about when Ryan discovered there were no good online training courses for Amazon Web Services. Sam, a software engineer formerly with Microsoft, gave up a family holiday to spend four weeks building a cloud-based education platform, while Ryan provided the education content. The business was bootstrapped and cash flow positive from day one, and in the last two years has raised more than $63m AUD in funding from top VCs in Australia and the U.S.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the world’s most prestigious business awards and is the only truly global program of its kind, taking place in 145 cities in more than 60 countries. More than 1,500 dynamic businesspeople have been recognised through the program in Australia since 2001.

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About A Cloud Guru

A Cloud Guru is the premier learning and talent development platform for cloud computing, delivering world-class courses by engineers, for engineers. Our state-of-the-art platform provides both businesses and individuals with the ability to stay current, stay relevant, and deliver results with cloud computing. To date, one million students across 190 countries have taken our courses, labs, and quizzes. To learn how A Cloud Guru can accelerate your team’s adoption of cloud computing, please visit

About Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

The Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program, launched in 2001, is conducted in five regions culminating in the national awards. The program honours entrepreneurs whose ingenuity and perseverance have created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. Entrepreneur Of The Year’s primary objective is to identify, acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution entrepreneurs make to the Australian business community and economy.


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