TWISTA talks to Like Family co-founder Mat Bertrand about a WORLDCHANGING idea – we can use technology to help us coordinate the web of caring for those we love. Can Like Family scale caring into a profitable global enterprise?
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!
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’.
Every TWISTA series 9 guest shared insights on what makes a startup and a founder successful. UTS Startups‘ Murray Hurps joins us to review what we’ve learned about customer focus, self-knowledge, listening, communication – and resilience.
Would a startup be ambitious enough to take on Australia’s Big4 banks? 86 400 chairman Anthony Thompson and CEO Rob Bell tell TWISTA what it takes to disrupt Australia’s multi-billion dollar banking businesses.
Back in 2014 our first episode of TWISTA featured AirTasker co-founder and CEO Tim Fung. We caught up with Tim again last week to explore his journey as an entrepreneur, and what he learned growing AirTasker to become one of Australia’s most successful startups.
First you’ll hear Tim’s original 2014 interview in its entirety – listen carefully to his predictions and promises for AirTasker’s business and growth, then we return to the present moment. Tim sounds wiser, speaking with the authority of hard-earned experience. His observations about how to experiment the right way to grow the business are worth their weight in gold!
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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.
TWISTA speaks with legendary entrepreneur and angel investor Ian Gardiner (VIOCORP, Innovation Bay) about the state of the startup scene in Australia, then AirTasker founder and CEO Tim Fung talks about how his firm is revolutionizing the labour market.