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!
Dean and Andrea both nominated two WORLDCHANGING Australian startups…
PathZero is a startup that helps businesses do accurate accounting of their carbon emissions.
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.
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.
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.
“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’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.
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Ian Gardiner, one of the founders of Australia’s startup ecosystem, tells TWISTA how he identifies the hallmarks of success in startup founders – and in himself. Maxine Sherrin, director of Spark Festival, visits TWISTA with event hosts Adriana Belotti and Biliana Rajevic to spruik this year’s Australia-wide celebration of all things startup.
You can’t improve what you don’t measure. Co-founders (and partners) Noelle and Ben Smit built SaaS firm Teamgage to make it easy for organisations to measure themselves – and improve. Does it work? And have they used their own tool to improve their chances for success?
Fintech has mostly meant doing what banks do – but better, faster and cheaper. Cryptocurrencies live outside our banking and payments system – until now. CryptoSpend offers a VISA that allows users to BPAY with Bitcoin! Is this the future of payments?