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 S09E03 Oovuu’s Ricky Sutton

Ricky Sutton built Oovvuu into a successful media company by challenging the platform monopolies of Google and Facebook – offering an alternative, and beating them at their own game. He shares his secrets for success when going up against trillion-dollar companies!

TWISTA S09E03 Oovvuu’s Ricky Sutton

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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

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

Episode S08E03 Adaptation

Oovvuu CEO Ricky Sutton and Inspace CEO Justin Liang share insights learned as they adapted their high-growth startups to pandemic conditions.

TWISTA S08E03 Adaptation

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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.

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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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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

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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!

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

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 S06E11 – News Special

TWISTA sits down with Main Sequence GP Mike Nicholls and Spark Festival Director Maxine Sherrin to discuss the profusion of hubs and funds; Canva, Australia’s latest unicorn startup; and the crash and burn of Zoox’ CEO.

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

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Mike Nicholls and Maxine Sherrin joined us at The Studio for our TWISTA news special