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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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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S09E20 The Success Factor with Murray Hurps Part Two

TWISTA’s Series 9 review of what we’ve learned about success concludes with UTS Startups‘ Murray Hurps reflecting upon what we’ve learned about successful startup hires – and hacks. Plus, a big announcement about the future of this podcast.

TWISTA S09E20 The Success Factor with Murray Hurps Part Two

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