Episode S08E04 The J Curve

How do startups prepare for exponential growth? Coviu CEO Silvia Pfeiffer and Guardian Circle CEO Mark Jeffrey, both at the right place and right time, managing exponential sales growth.

TWISTA S08E04 The J Curve

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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 S07E20 Australia’s Next Unicorns?

Visiting the TWISTA archives we learn the scaling secrets of Canva, Catapult Sports, Vinomofo, Envato, Oovvu and WithYouWithMe – one unicorn, and which one’s next?

TWISTA S07E20 Australia’s Next Unicorns?

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Episode S07E01 Jason Calacanis

We’re back for Series 7 of This Week in Startups Australia! For this series our theme is all about scale – the hardest job for any entrepreneur.

Jason’s back — and he’s been to Australia. What did Jason learn about Australia’s startup ecosystem at LAUNCH Sydney? He spills the beans, and shares his hopes for a thriving angel ecosystem – and how to make that happen.

TWISTA Series 7 Episode 1 – Jason Calacanis

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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 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 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!

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