Episode S06E20 Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner has run Innovation Bay for sixteen years – we explore his journey from VIOCORP through AWS to Jelix, with startups at the centre — on our final episode of series six!

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

We’ll be back in 2019 with more great stories from Australia’s startup ecosystem!

Episode S06E19 News Special with Dean Dorrell and Julie Trell

Carthona Capital principal Dean Dorrell and muru-D Global Head Julie Trell join TWISTA to discuss Startup Muster, diverse talent needs, and politics.

Here’s that StartupSmart article I referenced, about the growing tech talent gap in Australia.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E18 Going Global with Annie Parker

Annie Parker, Global Head of Microsoft for Startups, has the history (and now the resources) to transform the way startups achieve global scale.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E17 Fintech Focus with Data Republic and Frankie Financial

Data Republic founders Danny Gilligan and Paul McCarney discuss data ecosystems, then ‘metabanking’ with Frankie Financial‘s Simon Costello.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E16 – A Sobering Startup Muster

The fifth annual Startup Muster survey of the Australian startup ecosystem contains a wealth of sobering statistics about where we’re going backward. Monica Wulff and Murray Hurps go through the good, the bad, and the data.

To read the report for yourself, go here.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E14 – PropTech Special

TWISTA talks to Stockland’s Robyn Elliott – launching a new PropTech Accelerator with Blue Chilli, then we explore local data with Neighbourlytics CEO Jessica Christiansen-Franks.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E13 – Morse Micro

Morse Micro co-founder and co-CEO Andrew Terry tells TWISTA about the next big thing in wireless networking. 802.11ah promises to wire the Internet of Things – via Morse Micro chips.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E12 – Alan Jones & GoFar Redux

Alan Jones has a growing reputation as THE MENTOR for Australian startups.  TWISTA finds out what makes a great mentor tick. Then TWISTA catches up with GoFar – who have gone far since they first appeared on the show back in 2014.

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, UTS Startups and Campaign Monitor — their support makes our podcast possible!

Production note: My own recording mistake deleted the first half of a great interview with Alan Jones. The second half is fantastic too — my apologies to you listeners and to Alan.

Episode S06E08 – Cap in Hand

Asking for investment is never easy – but it’s surprisingly easy to get wrong. We’ll look at what investors really want to see, then we’ll dive into the TWISTA archives to hear from Switch Automation CEO Deb Noller about her own fundraising process – some of the best advice given to listeners of this show!

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, Startups@UTS and Creative3 — their support makes our podcast possible!

Episode S06E07 There and Back Again with AirTasker’s Tim Fung

Back in 2014 our first episode of TWISTA featured AirTasker co-founder and CEO Tim Fung. We caught up with Tim again last week to explore his journey as an entrepreneur, and what he learned growing AirTasker to become one of Australia’s most successful startups.

Tim Fung

First you’ll hear Tim’s original 2014 interview in its entirety – listen carefully to his predictions and promises for AirTasker’s business and growth, then we return to the present moment. Tim sounds wiser, speaking with the authority of hard-earned experience. His observations about how to experiment the right way to grow the business are worth their weight in gold!

Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB, Startups@UTS and Creative3 — their support makes our podcast possible!