S10E01 Jason Calacanis gets psychic

“Mister Angel”, Jason Calacanis, joins TWISTA for our annual check-in. As we exit the pandemic, we review some of Jason’s predictions about the changing nature of work, then turn our attentions to startups – which now have a unique advantage in the contest for global talent.

TWISTA S10E01 Jason Calacanis gets psychic

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Episode S09E13 AirTasker’s Tim Fung

Tim Fung has charted a course to success – from plucky startup entrepreneur to newly listing AirTasker on the ASX. Why did he take his firm public — and how has it changed his startup? Along the way, what has Tim learned about success?

TWISTA S09E13 AirTasker’s Tim Fung

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Episode S09E12 News Special

How are startups adapting to the in-and-out-and-in-again of pandemic lockdowns? Is Go1, Australia’s newest unicorn, on a growth path to be the next Canva? Microsoft for Startups’ Annie Parker and Main Sequence Ventures’ Phil Morle offer their insights – and their secrets for startup success.

TWISTA S09E12 News Special

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Episode S09E11 Success in Lockdown

From inside a pandemic lockdown of uncertain duration, how do Sydney’s startups operate – and thrive? We ask Tractor Ventures‘ Matt Allen for insights from Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown, then check in with Inspace CEO Justin Liang – who pivoted his startup during the first lockdown. Timely tips for all of Australia’s startup community.

TWISTA S09E11 Success in Lockdown

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Episode S09E08 Coviu’s Silvia Pfeiffer

A pandemic-driven transition to telehealth meant Silvia Pfeiffer‘s Coviu grew massively over the last year. How does she balance growth against the ever-changing rules of Australia’s Medicare system? And what has Silvia learned about building a successful startup?

TWISTA S09E08 Silvia Pfeiffer

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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 S09E01 Jason Calacanis

TWISTA Patron Saint Jason Calacanis joins us to kick off series 9 with a deep dive into the post-pandemic startup world – and the virtuous cycle of successful startups.

TWISTA S09E01 Jason Calacanis

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Episode S08E05 FIX IT IN POST

As we enter the chronic phase of the pandemic, what needs to be fixed? A dream panel of Annie Parker, Ian Gardiner, Murray Hurps and Julie Trell address challenges facing startups in an uncertain ‘new normal’ COVID-19 economy.

S08E05 FIX IT IN POST

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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 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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