S10E06 Cameron Adams Gives His All

In the second half of TWISTA’s interview with Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Cameron Adams, we learn about the startup’s plans to change the world – and Cam’s efforts to create a more sustainable future for everyone. Plus: four key factors defining a WORLDCHANGING startup.

TWISTA S10E06 Cameron Adams Gives His All

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S10E05 Election News Special

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!

TWISTA S10E05 Election News Special

Dean and Andrea both nominated two WORLDCHANGING Australian startups…

PathZero is a startup that helps businesses do accurate accounting of their carbon emissions.

Quantum Brilliance is working on a room-temperature quantum computing device.

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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 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 S07E06 Policy Special

On the threshold of a federal election, we hear from UTS Startups’ Murray Hurps, The Studio’s Chantal Abouchar, Web Directions’ John Allsopp and Unboxed’s Anne-Marie Elias about the policy questions and challenges facing Australia’s startup ecosystem.

TWISTA S07E06 Policy Special

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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.

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S05E03 – Wyatt Roy

TWISTA Co-hosts Claire Connelly and Mark Pesce in conversation with Wyatt Roy, the former Parliamentarian and Assistant Minister for Innovation, freshly back from his travels overseas, and deep into an artificial intelligence startup.

Together we take a post-mortem look at the the government’s “Ideas Boom” as we ask Wyatt ‘what happened’? The inside scoop from the ultimate source, on this episode of This Week in Startups Australia.

S05E02 – Paul Shetler

TWISTA co-host Claire Connelly in conversation with Paul Shetler, the former chief of the Digital Transformation Office (now the Digital Transformation Agency).

With more than 20 years experience, Shetler has worked in digital transformation for both the UK government’s Cabinet Office and the UK’s Ministry of Justice, as well as in the US private sector for companies including Oracle and Microsoft.

Shetler recently had some frank words for Turnbull administration – and the public service more broadly – and its role in the quote ‘predictable’ raft of recent IT failures across the ATO, ABS and Centrelink, to name a few.