Episode 09E16 Teamgage’s Noelle and Ben Smit

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?

TWISTA S09E16 Teamgage’s Noelle and Ben Smit

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Episode S09E05 Tractor Venture’s Matt Allen

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 S09E05 Tractor Venture’s Matt Allen

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Squarespace – Web hosting for everyone made easy – https://squarespace.com/twista
Odoo – The office stack that scales with your startup – https://odoo.com/twista
UserTesting – Find out how your users really use your products – https://usertesting.com/twista

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

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Squarespace – Web hosting for everyone made easy – https://squarespace.com/twista
Odoo – The office stack that scales with your startup – https://odoo.com/twista
UserTesting – Find out how your users really use your products – https://usertesting.com/twista

A big shout out to HerShee, who joined us for this podcast!

Episode S08E01 Jason Calacanis

From lockdown in Silicon Valley, legendary startup investor and mentor Jason Calacanis explains how startups operate in pandemic conditions.

TWISTA S08E01 Jason Calacanis

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

Episode S07E04 VR Special

On our first VR special, the tech seemed poised to become the Next Big Thing. What happens to startups – like InspaceXR and EqualReality – when an enabling technology fails to reach scale?

TWISTA S07E04 VR Special
InspaceXR has a potential market of hundreds of billions of dollars.

InspaceXR provides a plug-in one-click pathway between architectural programs like AutoCAD and immersive visualisation using virtual reality…

EqualReality creates environments that help expose and educate people the unconscious biases and behaviours within the workplace…

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

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 S06E04 – Great to Good with Rachael Lonergan and Andrea Gardiner

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?

Rachael Lonergan CEO of CanDoApp

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.

Andrea Gardiner CEO and founder of Jelix VC

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!