Along with this image, it’s the official biography. Everything on this site is open for use under an Attribution Creative Commons licence.

1st Person Short Version

  • I’ve been a rockstar writing and doing gigs to millions of people, built apps that were the most popular in the country, had my work featured front page in most mainstream newspapers and every major magazine I can think of including Forbes, CBS, Reuters, The Guardian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald. I’ve founded a high growth tech startup, a real estate development company, am part of a venture firm and write a popular blog. I have a degree in computer science and an MBA from RMIT. In 2015 I was regarded as one of the most influential young people under the age of 30 in Australia. 

3rd Person Long Version

  • Sohum Raut is a software engineer, artist and founder. Under a stage name he has been a novelist, television screenwriter and international touring artist; selling out shows, writing novellas and has performed in small theatres, large stadiums and on television to millions of people. He is the founder of the Simple Technology Corporation, a web product development firm which owns and operates a series of technology brands and internet sites, is the founder of the SR Developments Company, a real estate development business and is a partner at Hummingbird Ventures, an early stage consulting and venture firm.

    In 2012 he created Tramsurance which was covered by every major media outlet including the Herald Sun, New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, CBS, Canal+, BRW, The Scotsman, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and every major radio station, tv channel and front page of every mainstream newspaper in Australia and led to the creation of Melbourne’s free tram zone. He is an alumni of Startup Chile, an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and in 2015 was recognised as one of the most influential young pioneers under the age of 30 in Australia by the prestigious Foundation for Young Australians. He writes a popular blog at and holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (CS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).


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