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!
Dean and Andrea both nominated two WORLDCHANGING Australian startups…
PathZero is a startup that helps businesses do accurate accounting of their carbon emissions.
We invite ‘Mister Angel’ Jason Calacanis back for more of our recent wide-ranging interview. This time we focus on how the transition to remote work has radically changed the management of startups – and how it aids investors to increase their deal flow by 5x.
Has a cash splash in the pre-election Federal Budget changed the landscape for startups? Is the global talent shortage creating runway problems? Are female founders finally getting their due? These are just some of the issues angel investor extraorinaire Cheryl Mack and VC ‘Rescue’ Mike Nicholls cover in TWISTA’s first news special of Series 10.
You can’t improve what you don’t measure. Co-founders (and partners) Noelle and Ben Smit built SaaS firm Teamgage to make it easy for organisations to measure themselves – and improve. Does it work? And have they used their own tool to improve their chances for success?
Matt Allen found a gap in the startup funding model. Now he’s driving Tractor Ventures through it, providing unsecured loans to startups with accelerating revenues. Are loans a better deal than selling shares? This episode is a must for every startup raising capital.
EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING – Matt gets a bit sweary (in a good way)
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.
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!
TWISTA talks to Rachael Lonergan, who turned the lessons learned from a breast cancer diagnosis into startup CanDoApp – but can her idea for good also be profitable?
Then we speak with Jelix VC CEO Andrea Gardiner about shifting the model of how a VC fund works – by opening the doors to a new range of investors who gain a bit of guidance as they take their first steps into angel investing.
We’ve got a great startup ecosystem in Australia – but can we take it from great to good?
Thanks to TWISTA sponsors MYOB and UTS for making our show possible!