S10E05 Election News Special

With just 10 days until the Federal Election, TWISTA consults VCs Andrea Gardiner (CEO, Jelix Ventures) and Dean Dorrell (Partner, Carthona Capital) on the election sweeteners for startups – and the policy needs of a nation that fancies itself an innovation leader. Plus: Fast fails and Canva gets repriced. Before you cast your ballot, have a listen!

TWISTA S10E05 Election News Special

Dean and Andrea both nominated two WORLDCHANGING Australian startups…

PathZero is a startup that helps businesses do accurate accounting of their carbon emissions.

Quantum Brilliance is working on a room-temperature quantum computing device.

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Episode S09E17 News Special

Startup ecosystem legends Petra Andren and Alan Jones join TWISTA to examine the Afterpay purchase (or is it a merger?) – and the largest philanthropic donation in Australian history. From a startup! All the news startups need on the last news special of series 9.

TWISTA S09E17 News Special

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Episode S09E12 News Special

How are startups adapting to the in-and-out-and-in-again of pandemic lockdowns? Is Go1, Australia’s newest unicorn, on a growth path to be the next Canva? Microsoft for Startups’ Annie Parker and Main Sequence Ventures’ Phil Morle offer their insights – and their secrets for startup success.

TWISTA S09E12 News Special

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Episode S09E07 News Special

We’ve just seen a big-spending Federal budget. What do Jelix VC CEO Andrea Gardiner and Carthona Capital partner Dean Dorrell reckon it all means for startups? Do we need a ‘patent box’ for deep tech? And what have both learned about why a startup succeeds?

TWISTA S09E07 News Special

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Episode S09E02 News Special

TWISTA welcomes back SheEO Country Lead Julie Trell and Main Sequence GP Mike Nicholls to explore the post-pandemic landscape for startups, emerging funding models – and what their experience has taught them are the key elements for a successful startup.

TWISTA S09E02 News Special

Big thanks to our sponsors:
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A big shout out to HerShee, who joined us for this podcast!

Episode S08E02 News Special

How has the pandemic affected Australia’s startups? ‘Rescue’ Mike Nicholls and Cheryl Mack join us to review how the pandemic has affected Australia’s startups – and what may come next.

TWISTA S08E02 News Special

Cheryl Mack is keeping a list of ‘Australian Programs, Resources and Support for Startups’ here.

Cheryl also wrote a great post about ‘the new normal’ — surviving the pandemic as a startup here.

Mike Nicholls’ portfolio companies at Main Sequence Ventures are always looking for talent – if you need a job, look here.

Finally, Mike pointed to the amazing work of Hawksbury Helping Hands.

Big thanks to our sponsor UTS Startups – driving the next generation of entrepreneurs – more at https://startups.uts.edu.au

Episode S07E17 News Special

We’re joined by Jelix VenturesAndrea Gardiner and Spark Festival’s Maxine Sherrin, discussing ESVCLP fails, global talent visas, what happens when the government declares your product a strategic asset, SPARK Festival – and Atlassian’s $50,000,000,000 valuation!

TWISTA S07E17 News Special

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UTS Startups – driving the next generation of entrepreneurs – more at https://startups.uts.edu.au

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Episode S07E12 News Special

We’re joined by Carthona Capital’s Dean Dorrell and Unboxxed’s Anne-Marie Elias, discussing the big stories for startups: the Federal Election, the rise & hack of Canva, and Atlassian’s open-source term sheet – plus much more!

TWISTA S07E12 News Special

Big thanks to our sponsors:

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Episode S07E02 News Special

We’re joined by ‘Rescue Mike’ Nicholls and Anne-Marie Elias, discussing the big stories for startups: the Access Act, Startup Muster funding, Shoes of Prey collapsing – and paying yourself enough as a founder!

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors Pitney Bowes and Mobile Experience — their support makes our podcast possible!

Joined by ‘Rescue Mike’ Nicholls & Anne-Marie Elias