Want some historical background on Aconex? Read this profile, Global team plays it fast and friendly, from the Sydney Morning Herald. Gentle PR stuff about Leigh Jasper and Rob Phillpot’s university careers, playing squash, reading books, and building a customer service ethos.
There is a reference to the first manifestation of Aconex software (though it’s not mentioned by name, I believe Aconex’s original collaboration platform was based on QA Software products):
The only thing the men would do differently now is keep the technology in-house. "We bought a system off the shelf," says Mr Jasper, "but had to rebuild the platform that the software was built on. We ended up bringing all the technology back in-house. We do it all ourselves now."
(QA has some traction in the UK with its Teambinder product.)