Bio for Richard Eastes

Richard Eastes was 22 living with his parents when he took a risk and spent his life savings on adopting an internet start-up, VroomVroomVroom. He helped grow it using online and surprise marketing techniques. It grew to a $20m business.

He’s other work includes:

GreenSocks – Get your lawns mowed from $35.
Some say it’s like Uber for Lawn Care. Richard’s New Startup.

Surprise Marketing Book
Help write it by sharing times that businesses have surprised you

Captain Compare – Car insurance comparison (sold)

Online Marketing Coach

Richard trains experts in SEO and online marketing.

Available for speaking on juicy marketing and entrepreneurship topics:

  • Unusual online marketing tips that grow businesses.
  • How beating procrastination got me on TV.
  • Surprise Marketing! The fun, under-rated marketing strategy
  • My predictions for the future of the travel industry.
  • 6 important entrepreneur lessons from the school of hard knocks.

What others say

The crew were buzzing after you left – full of practical, ‘street smart’ ideas for the online presence.
Thank you.
Jon Mailer – College of Business

Loved having you at The Hive. You drew a huge crowd and really had them participating. Fantastic topic that everyone will remember!
Mike Boyd

Accolades and Awards

Deloitte Technology FAST50 award 4 years in a row

Asia-Pacific Deloitte Fast 500 award

Smart50 Company Award 3 years in a row

Amadeus TRAVELtech Website of the Year Award

Member of Entrepreneurs Organisation