S10E13 Anduril Industries

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey created defense startup Anduril Industries as a fast, cheap and out-of-control response to the slow-moving and technologically backward defense ‘primes’. Can Anduril really earn billions while saving taxpapers hundreds of millions?

TWISTA S10E13 Anduril Industries

At 6pm on Thursday 18 August 2022, Palmer Luckey will be livestreaming his sold-out Sydney event. If you’d like to watch it, click here. (I’m the MC!)

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S10E11 Post-Election News Special

TWISTA explores the potential of Australia’s new government with VCs Anne-Marie Elias (CEO, Beckon Capital) and Phil Morle (Partner, Main Sequence Ventures) – and the policy needs of a nation that requires an innovation mindset at every level. Plus: Inflationary pressures and two more WORLDCHANGING startups – SLURRYTUB and Samsara Eco!

Read Our Future World, CSIRO’s ‘decadal megatrends report’ here.

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S10E10 Block Earner

Block Earner has a WORLDCHANGING idea – use decentralised finance – ‘DeFi’ – to offer better yields than bank deposits: banking without a bank. Co-founder Jordan Momtazi joins TWISTA to explain how it all works, how they make money, and how Block Earner navigates customer requirements for high yield amidst an ongoing ‘crypto winter’.

TWISTA S10E10 Block Earner

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S10E09 Saber Astronautics

Saber Astronautics makes software-as-a-service to tracks all of the junk that’s in orbit. They make space exploration, commerce and travel far safer – which makes them an out of this-WORLDCHANGING business. TWISTA hears from CEO Andreas Antoniades and founder Jason Held.

TWISTA S10E09 Saber Astronautics

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S10E07 Nick Hazell v2Food

In 2019, food scientist Nick Hazell had a penny-drop moment when he realised the world needed far more meat than could be raised sustainably. That led him to found v2Food, creating a whole product line of plant-based meat substitutes. How does v2Food achieve scale (and change the world) in one of the most competitive of all product areas – fast-moving consumer goods?

TWISTA S10E07 Nick Hazell v2Food

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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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S10E04 Cam Adams Gets Cultural

Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer Cameron Adams visited TWISTA all the way back in series 2. Seven years later, Canva is bigger – and better. How did that happen? What has Cam learned about growing well and building a culture that attracts talent? Cam shares Canva’s story on this episode of TWISTA.

TWISTA S10E04 Cam Adams Gets Cultural

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S10E03 Jason Calacanis Goes Remote

We invite ‘Mister Angel’ Jason Calacanis back for more of our recent wide-ranging interview. This time we focus on how the transition to remote work has radically changed the management of startups – and how it aids investors to increase their deal flow by 5x.

TWISTA S10E03 Jason Calacanis Goes Remote

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S10E02 News Special with Cheryl Mack and Mike Nicholls

Has a cash splash in the pre-election Federal Budget changed the landscape for startups? Is the global talent shortage creating runway problems? Are female founders finally getting their due? These are just some of the issues angel investor extraorinaire Cheryl Mack and VC ‘Rescue’ Mike Nicholls cover in TWISTA’s first news special of Series 10.

TWISTA S10E02 News Special with Cheryl Mack and Mike Nicholls

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