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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Episode S09E18 Ian Gardiner and Spark Festival

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.

TWISTA S09E18 Ian Gardiner and Spark Festival

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Episode S09E17 News Special

Startup ecosystem legends Petra Andren and Alan Jones join TWISTA to examine the Afterpay purchase (or is it a merger?) – and the largest philanthropic donation in Australian history. From a startup! All the news startups need on the last news special of series 9.

TWISTA S09E17 News Special

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Episode 09E16 Teamgage’s Noelle and Ben Smit

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?

TWISTA S09E16 Teamgage’s Noelle and Ben Smit

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Episode S09E14 CryptoSpend’s Andrew Grech and Richard Voice

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?

TWISTA S09E14 CryptoSpend’s Andrew Grech and Richard Voice

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Episode S09E13 AirTasker’s Tim Fung

Tim Fung has charted a course to success – from plucky startup entrepreneur to newly listing AirTasker on the ASX. Why did he take his firm public — and how has it changed his startup? Along the way, what has Tim learned about success?

TWISTA S09E13 AirTasker’s Tim Fung

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